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.

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Breed Type
Pure
Origin
Europe
Family
Function
Life Span
10-12 Years
Other Names
Belgian Tervuren (sometimes spelled Tervueren), Tervuren, Belgian Shepherd Tervuren

Belgian Shepherd Tervuren Build Information

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
Preferred Climate
Any Climate

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.

Behaviour and Personality

Kid Friendliness
Affection Level
Activity Level

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.

Appearance

Shedding
Constant
Grooming
Medium Maintenance

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

Breed's Talents and Facts

Training
Hard
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Common Health Conditions in Belgian Shepherd Tervurens

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

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