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Belgian Tervuren

Bred as a general purpose herding and guard dog, the Belgian Tervuren has a strong protective instinct. One of four types of Belgian sheepherding dogs, this breed is distinguished by his medium-long fawn-and-black coat, which should be brushed twice weekly. Intelligent and devoted, the Belgian Tervuren is a loving dog that excels as a therapy dog and companion to the disabled.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living if sufficiently exercised
Did you know?
The Belgian Tervuren is named for the Belgian village of Tervuren, home to M.F Corbeel, an early breeder who is credited with breeding the foundation stock. A famous fawn Tervuren, Milsart, became the breed’s first Belgian show champion in 1907.
Also Known As:
Chien de Berger Belge
Belgian Tervuren
  • Size Large
  • Height Males – 60 to 66 centimetres at the withers
    Females – 55 to 60 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight Males – 27 to 34 kilograms
    Females - 18 to 25 kilograms
  • Coat Medium to Long
  • Energy High
  • Colour Fawn to russet mahogany with black overlay
  • Activities Therapy, Agility, Conformation, Herding, Obedience, Rally, Search and Rescue, Tracking
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both