Belgian Shepherd Tervuren

Belgian Shepherd Tervuren

The Tervuren, named after a village in Belgium, is a member of the Belgian Shepherd family.

The Belgian Shepherd Tervuren was bred to herd that is why they are a strong and athletic dog breed with high endurance levels. These dogs are tireless and can run fast for long periods of time. It has a double coat, with a dense undercoat and a coarse outer coat with long, straight hair.

Personality

The Belgian Shepherd Tervuren dogs are watchful, protective, very reliable and devoted when given proper exercise. As they have high energy levels, they need vigorous exercise every day, they love to run and play. Their favorite activity is to herd. They need mental stimulation and are very smart. It is reserved towards strangers and can get aggressive towards other dogs. It is very affectionate but can be independent and domineering if not trained properly.

Breed Characteristics

Type:Pure
Family:Herders
Function:Working
Origin:Europe
Preferred Climate:Any Climate
Group:Herding
Life Span:10-12 Years
Nicknames:Belgian Tervuren (sometimes spelled Tervueren), Chien de Berger Belge, Tervuren

Belgian Shepherd Tervuren Build Information

The Belgian Shepherd Tervuren was bred to herd that is why they are a strong and athletic dog breed with high endurance levels. These dogs are tireless and can run fast for long periods of time. It has a double coat, with a dense undercoat and a coarse outer coat with long, straight hair.

Size:Medium
Length (Male):22-27 in.
Length (Female):22-24 in.
Weight:> 65 lbs
Litter Size:5 - 10 Puppies
Tail Dock or Crop:No

Behaviour and Personality

The Belgian Shepherd Tervuren dogs are watchful, protective, very reliable and devoted when given proper exercise. As they have high energy levels, they need vigorous exercise every day, they love to run and play. Their favorite activity is to herd. They need mental stimulation and are very smart. It is reserved towards strangers and can get aggressive towards other dogs. It is very affectionate but can be independent and domineering if not trained properly.

Activity Level:Very Active
Affection Level:Affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Friendly

Appearance

The Belgian Shepherd Tervuren has a double, slightly hard, coat and requires minimal grooming, just like its family members. This breed needs weekly brushing.

Shedding:Constant
Grooming:Medium Maintenance

Belgian Shepherd Tervuren Common Health Conditions

Hip dysplasia, epilepsy, gastric problems (including bloats and torsions), eye problems, skin problems

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Breed Talents and Facts

The Belgian Shepherd Tervuren is featured in several movies

Training:Hard