Belgian Tervuren

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Breed Group: Herding
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
60-65 lbs
Male: 24-26; Female: 22-24 inches
rich fawn to russet mahogany with black overlay (becoming darker with maturity), black mask and ears
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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How much do Belgian Tervuren puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Belgian 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 Tervuren puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Belgian Tervurens sold is $2,400.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Belgian 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 $3,200 upwards to $6,100 or even more for a Belgian Tervuren with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Belgian Tervurens sold is $1,400.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $2,400.00
Average Price: $1,400.00
Top Quality: $3,200.00 to $6,100.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 71 Belgian Tervuren puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Belgian 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 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 Tervuren Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 71 Belgian Tervuren dogs.
  • 1. Blue
  • 2. Gibbs
  • 3. King Arthur
  • 4. Kilo
  • 5. Jax
  • 6. Yellow Girl
  • 7. Sterling
  • 8. Sparkle
  • 9. Sir Lancelot
  • 10. Ruger
  • 11. Rosie
  • 12. Red Girl
  • 13. Red Boy T
  • 14. Purple Girl
  • 15. Phoenix
  • 16. Payton
  • 17. Merlin
  • 18. Luna
  • 19. Gabby
  • 20. Fluff

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Anonymous asked:
How do you stop a Belgian Tervuren from bitting everything?



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.


Definitely need to get them a toy 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.

Anonymous asked:
Are Belgian Tervuren's 'shy' and perhaps a bit snobby? 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 and believes he is more human than K9.

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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 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, it's more personal.

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My Belgian Tervuren, Esprit, has been having extreme neck stability problems for the past few months as well as Osteoarthritis. 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.



My Belgian Tervuren had an injury and I used many treatments as follows: chiropractor adjustments, and acupuncture, liquid glucosamine and chondroitin, shark cartilage and shark oil. Get the supplements from a farm supply or online as it is much cheaper.


You are so lucky to have your Belgian Tervuren for 15+ years. The best to you both.


I have an American Eskimo male who is 13 and a half. He developed arthritis and 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.


I'm a retired vet. My suggestions are all of these, concurrently: (1) Fish oil daily (2) Glucosamine/chondroitin supplements daily (3) look into K-laser ("cold laser") treatments; (4) Rimadyl or an equivalent NSAID as Rx by your vet (Galliprant is a recently introduced alternative). If pain is severe you can combine an NSAID with Tramadol; (5) Hydrotherapy; mild and gentle movement daily works wonders; (6) Radiographs of her neck to be sure that's where the issue really lies; sometimes neurological issues can masquerade as osteoarthritic ones; (7) Make sure she is sleeping on a memory foam dog bed; these have a tremendous benefit for osteoarthritis patients; (8)Have your vet rule out vestibular disease. I wish you and Esprit the very, very best. You are indeed blessed for 15+ years with her.

ill2mo asked:
Can my 5-pound male Chihuahua successfully breed with my 70-pound female Belgian?



I'm not 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. Are you wondering if you need to fix one of them to prevent an unplanned litter?


My question to you is this: Do you have buyers lined up ready to buy (or take) the puppies? Because if you don't, you might want to visit an animal shelter to see first hand what happens to the offspring of "I wonder what would happen if I bred...." litters. I'm not trying to be mean, just realistic. There are many factors to consider when breeding *responsibly*, and one of the many primary considerations is the fate of the puppies. Unless you've euthanized unwanted dogs yourself (and I have) this is not somewhere you want to take them.

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Updated: 7/4/2022