Belgian Shepherd Tervuren

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Breed Group: Herding
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Originating in Belgium, this breed was developed for the herding and guarding of sheep. The Tervuren is one of four breeds of Belgian Shepherds and is considered to be the more glamorous-looking. During World War I and II they were used as draft dogs, messengers, and sentry dogs. Today they continue their farm work as well as being used for police and guide dogs.
A medium-sized, well-balanced breed, the Tervuren exhibits an elegant appearance and is well known for its beautiful coat. They are impressive, graceful, and powerful. This breed is courageous, agile, and alert.
The Belgian Shepherd Tervuren is loyal and thrives on companionship. They are not recommended for inexperienced dog owners. They are protective and typically bond closely to one family member. They are suspicious and wary of strangers and will guard and protect their family, property, and territory. They do well with children they have been raised with but may not tolerate unfamiliar children. It is imperative that children not engage the Tervuren in chasing games, tug-of-war, or rough-house play. This breed does well with dogs they have been raised with but are not recommended for homes with non-canine pets. They do not do well if ignored or left alone for extended periods of time. Boredom and loneliness will lead to destructive behavior.
Weekly brushing is recommended to remove loose hair, debris, and prevent matting. Bathing should only be done when necessary. The Belgian Shepherd Tervuren is prone to such health issues as anesthesia sensitivity, PRA, thyroid problems, cancer, epilepsy, and hip and elbow dysplasia.
The Belgian Tervuren is a double coat breed. The outer coat is straight, long, and abundant. The under coat is dense and consists of fine, black hair. The hair is feathery and more profuse at the chest, shoulders, and neck. The tail is densely covered.
The Belgian Shepherd Tervuren is highly intelligent and obedient. However, they are very demanding and dominant. Early, intense, and ongoing socialization and obedience is an absolute must. This breed will resent and not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, consistency, and reward.
The Belgian Shepherd Tervuren breed requires an inordinate amount of physical exercise and mental stimulation. They are not recommended for city or apartment living. The Tervuren does best in a rural setting with a job to do and ample room to safely roam, run, work, and play.
Male: 65-75; Female: 60-70 lbs
Male: 24-26; Female: 22-24 inches
Fawn, gray, red; with black overlap. The ears and face are black.
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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How much do Belgian Shepherd Tervuren puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Belgian Shepherd Tervuren varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Belgian Shepherd Tervuren puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Belgian Shepherd Tervurens sold is $2,250.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Belgian Shepherd Tervuren with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $3,500 upwards to $6,700 or even more for a Belgian Shepherd Tervuren with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Belgian Shepherd Tervurens sold is $1,500.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $2,250.00
Average Price: $1,500.00
Top Quality: $3,500.00 to $6,700.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 98 Belgian Shepherd Tervuren puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Belgian Shepherd Tervuren puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Belgian Shepherd Tervurens true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Belgian Shepherd Tervuren Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 98 Belgian Shepherd Tervuren dogs.
  • 1. Boys
  • 2. Abner
  • 3. "Zeus"
  • 4. "Punkin"
  • 5. "Bo Peep"
  • 6. Riley
  • 7. Rex
  • 8. Red Boy S
  • 9. Rachel
  • 10. Pup
  • 11. Pink Girl
  • 12. Orville
  • 13. Oliver
  • 14. Nellie
  • 15. Bob Cratchit
  • 16. Blacky
  • 17. Blackie
  • 18. Black Boy
  • 19. Bear
  • 20. Baby

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Anonymous asked:
Is this breed known to bite?

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Any dog, purebred or mixed breed can bite. However, since the Belgian Shepherd is of the herding group; they are known to be nippy. But that can be trained out of them as a pup with firm, but gentle handling from the owner using positive reinforcement methods.

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Are Belgian Shepherd Tervuren's easy to train?

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Absolutely 100%! I have worked with a gamut of breeds and was just blown away by the ease of training with my first Tervuren. We had to drive about a thousand-mile round trip to get him, and by the time the two-day drive back was over, he would potty on command. I was amazed how fast he picked it up, just from being in the car. We'd stop, take him for a little walk and tell him "go potty!" and he would. Needless to say, I was very impressed and felt very lucky to finally have found such an awesome breed. I've had several others since then, and they have all been extremely easy to train, super smart and quick to pick up on commands. Be sure you are consistent, because they'll learn the cues faster than you will, and then you'll confuse them. Seriously, I have never worked with a dog even close to this smart and eager to please.

Anonymous asked:
Which breed would be better for therapy work Border collie or Tervuren?

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I would definitely recommend the Tervuren for therapy work; a sound mind on a Terv is one of the best things any trainer can work with, and a well socialized pup will easily adjust to most any envirnment. Of course, individual temperaments will play a large role in making a dog suited to this work, so definitely check out your puppy's parents, and buy from someone who does a lot of work with their dogs, and can tell you what to expect from their lines. In general, a well bred Terv is a thing of beauty in any discipline, with enough sensitivity to pay close attention to everything, and enough nerve to handle new situations gracefully. Hope this helps! Elizabeth K.

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Are Belgian Shepherd Tervuren's good around kids and people?



Yes, Belgian Shepherd Tervuren's are excellent with both kids and people. Just like any breed, socialization is important as a puppy. But in general they are friendly dogs with keen instincts.


Absolutely! Tervuren's are terrific with kids. In general they love the ones they are closest too. A well-balanced Tervuren has a great mind and attitude, and should be completely trustworthy with everyone and everything. Unfortunately, I have heard of a few Tervuren's who began snapping but, the vet determined this was not the dog's fault, but faulty breeding resulting in the onset of epilepsy. It is important to select good sound genetics to get your pup from.

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We are looking for a Tervuren puppy I have 3 grown cats will the puppy adapt to the cats because... We are looking for a Tervuren puppy I have 3 grown cats will the puppy adapt to the cats because of the pecking order that most animals have or is thier something a can do to bond them with each other or is this pairing a bad idea ?



The puppy will naturally want to play with the cats. Whether they get along or not will depend on the cat. A lot of cats don't care for dogs, in general, so your cat's personality is the main factor in this pairing. If your cat is willing to put up with the puppy, they will get along just fine.


Yes, you should be able to have harmony in your home after mixing the two, but you will want to supervise the introduction. The pup may or may not already have experience with cats, and this will dictate how it immediately responds to yours. Also, your cats may have pre-conceived notions of dogs, that could cloud the issue. In general, if you get a young pup, the cats will set the tone for the relationship. If they are willing to play, the pup will be very glad to, and if the cats say "No" the pup will mostly respect that. If the cats run, then a chase will be on, and this is not a good habit to let develop. So make sure your cats won't run, but instead just set the pup in its place, and this should take care of it. Of course, you'll want to be doing training with the pup so that it minds your commands, and a simple "No" in the future will keep things on the right path if the pup be tempted to stray.

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Updated: 7/6/2022