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Belgian Tervuren


The Belgian Tervuren is a high maintenance, high energy dog that needs plenty of stimulation and very strong leadership; this is a strong willed, elegant, assertive breed. They are vigilant, intelligent and capable. While they can get along with all kinds of people and situations, Tervurens need to be socialized well, from an early age, or their tough mindedness may make them more hostile than is desirable. Given an experienced owner, Tervurens can make great companions.

Adult Size

  • Large

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Excessively

Appropriate Environment

  • Apartment
  • Fenced In Yard
  • House
  • Invisible Fenced Yard

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Doesn’t Like Being Left Alone

Breed Group

  • Herding Group

Coat Length

  • Medium Coat

Coat Quality

  • Double Coat
  • Hard Coat


  • Black
  • Brindle
  • Cream & Black
  • Fawn & Black
  • Fawn & Liver
  • Gray & Black
  • Mahogany & Black
  • Mahogany & Liver
  • Silver & Black


  • Drools Occasionally

Energy Level

  • Highly Energetic
  • Very Energetic

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Lots of Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 24-26″
  • 27-30″

Full Grown Weight

  • 41-45lbs
  • 46-50lbs
  • 51-55lbs
  • 56-60lbs
  • 61-65lbs
  • 66-70lbs

General Health

  • Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Good Dog for Your First Dog

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Can Manage in Cold Weather

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Tolerates Hot Weather Well

Good With Children?





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