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Breed Group: Herding
Belgian Tervuren

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Weight
60-65 lbs
Height
Male: 24-26; Female: 22-24 inches
Color(s)
rich fawn to russet mahogany with black overlay (becoming darker with maturity), black mask and ears
Overview
This breed originated in the late 19th century. As herding dogs, the Belgian Tervuren was bred based on such traits as temperament, trainability, and intelligence. However, with the popularity of dog shows, breeders produced a breed that retained the original attributes as well as beauty and grace. Belgian Tervurens are well established in the United States, but is still relatively rare.
Character
Elegant in appearance, the Belgian Tervuren is well balanced and is of medium size. They are agile, alert, strong, and possess an inquisitive expression. This breed is graceful and lively in movement, and is capable of working in harsh weather or rough terrain. There are very few breeds that are more physically striking in appearance than the Belgian Tervuren.
Temperament
Belgian Tervurens are exceedingly loyal and deeply devoted. They thrive on human companionship and need to be an integral part of the family. They must be given loving attention for if they are ignored they will become destructive. The Belgian Tervuren has strong protective and territorial instincts, and is watchful, serious, and smart. They may also be sensitive and shy. They are good with older considerate well-behaved children. Caution and care must be taken when introducing this breed to non-canine pets. They may attempt to dominate other dogs. The Belgian Tervuren generally forms a close attachment with one or two family members. This is a very impressive breed that requires an experienced owner.
Care
The Belgian Tervuren requires daily brushing and combing to prevent tangles and mats. Bathing should be done once a month using a mild shampoo. They can be dry shampooed as necessary. Belgian Tervurens are prone to epilepsy, hip and elbow dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, aggressiveness, and shyness.
Coat
The Belgian Tervuren has a double coat that makes them adaptable to extreme climate or temperature. The outer coat consists of long guard hair that is close fitting, abundant, and straight. It is of medium harshness. The under coat is soft and dense. The hair is profuse around the neck, tail, and backs of legs. The Belgian Tervuren's coat is generally a base color ranging from fawn to mahogany, while the guard hairs are tipped in black. This breed darkens as it gets older. They are constant light shedders. Females will shed heavily twice a year, while males shed heavily once a year.
Training
This breed requires extensive and intensive socialization at an early age. They have an inordinate amount of energy and thrive on having something to do. They excel in working and competitive obedience, as well as police and guard work. The Belgian Tervuren will become uncooperative to harsh or overbearing training methods. They must be trained with firmness, fairness, respect, and consistency.
Activity
The Belgian Tervuren thrives on vigorous activity. They enjoy agility and play sessions with their family. They are not well suited for sedentary owners or apartment dwelling. Belgian Tervurens prefer a country setting with room to roam, or a home with a large securely fenced yard. They make terrific jogging and hiking companions as well as enthusiastic and trustworthy workers.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Belgian Tervuren puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

2/19/2012 4:25:26 PM

2/19/2012 4:25:26 PM

How do you stop a Belgian Tervuren from bitting everything? How do you stop a Belgian Tervuren from bitting everything?

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Anonymous

One little tip is to tap your Belgian Tervuren ONCE on the snout with TWO fingers GENTLY. This does not hurt the dog if done gently, but gets their attention.
4/26/2012 10:42:52 PM

Anonymous

Definitely need to get them a toy that to focus that activity on, and play very happily with it. Then as the other poster suggested, tap the top of their nose when they bite things that are "off limits" and say "No." Then immediately re-direct attention to the toy they CAN bite, and play with it to make the association a positive one. Repeat consistently. Belgian Tervuren's are smart dogs, if you are consistent, they will soon stop biting off limits things, and concentrate on the things that are allowed. Make sure to play happily with them, and they will adjust their focus well. Hope this helps! Elizabeth K.
3/5/2014 2:03:40 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/10/2012 8:21:41 AM

1/10/2012 8:21:41 AM

Are Belgian Tervuren's 'shy' & a bit snobbish? Mine is 6 years old and he totally ignores about... Are Belgian Tervuren's 'shy' & a bit snobbish? Mine is 6 years old and he totally ignores about 90% of the dogs he meets, even cute females! I have come to believe he thinks of himself as being a step higher than other dogs & believes he is more human than k9! Anyone familiar with that behavior?

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Anonymous

I'm not sure about why your dog might be doing this... though I think Belgians are definitely a step above, so he might be right about that! ;-) My Tervuren male is tail wagging happy to meet anyone, human, animal or bird, and loves to play with anyone who will! He's got a terrific temperament and socializes well, and that is a big blessing! Your dog might be more shy, making him reserved acting, or he may not have been socialized extensively as a pup, resulting in this behavior as an adult. But, no, in my experience this isn't really a breed thing... more personal, I'd say! Hope this helps, Elizabeth K.
3/5/2014 1:58:35 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/24/2010 5:08:22 PM

11/24/2010 5:08:22 PM

My Belgian Tervuren, Esprit, has been having extreme neck stability problems for the past few... My Belgian Tervuren, Esprit, has been having extreme neck stability problems for the past few months as well as oesteo-arthritis issues. She is in her 15th year. I would like to find some kind of non-invasive treatment for her as she is quite disoriented in her movements. Thanks for any help, Glen Carlson, Vancouver, Canada

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Anonymous

You are so lucky to have your Belgian Tervure for 15+ years. The best to you both.
4/2/2011 4:01:17 PM

Anonymous

I have a American Eskimo male.He is 13 and a half. He developed arthritis. He can't jump anymore but he's doing fine. My vet put him on Rimadyl once a day and he appears painless and up to his old tricks except for not being able to jump on the bed and the sofa. Bill J., Bradenton, FL
7/16/2011 8:09:21 PM

ill2mo asked:

11/15/2010 1:16:54 AM

11/15/2010 1:16:54 AM

Can my 5 lb male Chihuahua successfully breed with my 70 lb female Belgian? Can my 5 lb male Chihuahua successfully breed with my 70 lb female Belgian?

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Anonymous

I'mnot sure this would work at all... though some dogs can get really creative in this area! Are you thinking of intentionally crossing these two? Because that would be a strange combination of traits, it seems to me! ;-) Or are you wondering if you need to fix one of them to prevent a unplanned litter? If so, you might be safer just doing so, to make sure. Hope this helps! Elizabeth K.
3/5/2014 2:00:15 PM

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