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Belgian Tervuren Puppies
Description: The Belgian Tervuren is one of the four breeds of the Belgian Shepherds. They are identical to the Belgian Sheepdog (Groenendael), Belgian Malinois, as well as the Laekenois, except their coat is long, feathery and consists of shades of red, gray and black. All four dogs are spawned from the same breed, and closely resemble each other save for their coats. The Belgian Tervuren is a well balanced medium size dog, elegant in appearance, standing squarely on all fours. The appearance of the dog has earned itself a popular place among the Belgian Sheepdogs, and is known for its beautiful coat. The Belgian Tervuren is a picture of power and grace. Belgian Tervurens are intelligent, courageous, alert and devoted to their master. They excel in an active family environment, but are also wonderful working dogs whether in obedience, herding, agility or tracking. Tervurens do not tend to be friendly to anyone that walks by, as they have been used over the centuries as guard dogs and herders and tend to remain very reserved. The Tervuren will adapt to both urban or a country environment as long as they have space to exercise and a master to serve.
Other Names: Tervuren, Chien de Berger Belge
Type: Herding Dog
24 - 26 inches; Females: 22 - 24 inches
Colors: All shades
of red, fawn, gray, with black overlap. Faces and ears are black.
Tervurens are obedient, loyal, lively, reserved, protective, intelligent, attentive,
and very active. If not occupied for a long time, they may turn to mischief
for entertainment. The Tervuren, as well as the Groenendael and Laekenois tend
to be slightly more snappy than the Malinois. They tend to be one-person dogs,
and seem to greatly enjoy being with their owner.
Watch-dog: Very High, suspicious
of strangers. They are very alert and aware of their surroundings.
Care and Training:
Weekly brushing, more during heavy shedding in the spring and autumn. Vigorous
daily exercise is required plus time in a wide-opened fence run. Puppies need
early socialization. Tervurens do well in obedience or herding. The Belgian
Tervuren is a working dog and needs a lot of exercise, preferably off the leash
as much as possible. But they should not be allowed to chase cars, bikes, joggers,
Activity: High. Tervurens
need lots of exercises for continual physical and mental development.
Health Issues: The Belgian Sheepdogs are free from hereditary diseases a majority of the time, although problems such as epilepsy, hip and elbow dysplasia should be checked out. Possible health issues also include anesthesia sensitivity, cancer, PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), thyroid problems, eye problems.
Life Span: 10 - 14 years
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
1912 (registered as the Belgian Sheepdog until 1959)
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