Brains, Beauty and Elegance
The Belgian Tervuren, like the other varieties, gets
its name from the Belgian village where the variety was
favored, namely Tervuren. Its type is a result of a tough
environment and need of an intelligent, loyal and agile dog
to not only guard the herds, but be a devoted and watchful
companion family dog also. When the necessity for farm
dogs diminished, the Belgian Tervuren dog had already
established itself as a valuable family pet.
The talents of Belgian Tervurens are many, from
herding, shutzhund, sledding, obedience, therapy, and of
course conformation shows, where their confidence and
beauty is much appreciated. The Tervuren needs lots of
exercise and grooming. It is good with children and
makes an excellent protective watchdog.
Dog: 24 - 26 in. (61 - 66 cm) at withers, and square.
Bitch: 22 - 24 in. (56 - 61 cm), and somewhat longer.
Trainability: Very high.
Life Expectancy: 10 - 12 years.