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Top Dog Facts About the BELGIAN TERVUREN

Belgian Tervuren
The Belgian Tervueren owes his name to the Belgian village of Tervueren. Actully it isn’t possible to know the exact beginnings of the Belgian Shepherd, but we can say that it had its origin was a result of the cross between the Belgian Shepherd Groenendael and the long haired Collie. Although there are several types of this breed currently recognized around the world: the Malinois, the Tervueren, the Groenendael and the Lakenois, this beautiful dog wasn’t always very popular. Over the years, due to their stable, affectionate, loyal and obedient personality, they began to be valued as pets, therapy and service dogs for the disabled people.

Time for some Ruff Trivia:
The Tervuren Dog was the first in the world to win an important herding championship competition. Could you tell us the name of it?

o A: AKC Championship
o B: Westminster Dog Show
o C: Dog Stylists Competition

What do you think, give it your best guess in the comments below before we get to the answer! Hang on tight and we’ll get back to this Ruff Trivia Question toward the end of the video.

The Belgian Tervuren is characterized for having a strong and robust body, a smooth and abundant coat, triangular and erect ears, straight and strong legs and almondshaped eyes of medium size. Red and gray, combined with black, are the colors accepted as standard for the breed. Also, males stand between 24 and 26 inches, and weigh approximately 56 lbs, while females are finer and smaller.

Grooming: Due to the all year abundant hair lose, the Belgian Tervuren Dog must be brushed daily to keep it clean and avoid tangles. Trim his nails as needed, keep his ears clean and dry to prevent infection and brush his teeth frequently for good general health and fresh breathing. Check out this piece for more on dog coat care in
Temperament: Vigilant, active and with a great vitality, the Tervueren is an excellent watchdog and protector of his own human family. The Belgian Tervuren is also vigilant, territorial, dynamic, smart and learns really quickly. It’s a good pet friend for children, reserved with strangers and a little aggressive with other dogs.
Training: Although Belgian Tervueren can live very well in an apartment or house, he needs a lot of exercise. The daily and long walks are essential for this dog and his education. Due to its obedient nature, it responds very well to training methods based on cooperation and positive tone. If he feels threatened, dominated by his owner, he could get scared and radically change his character.

Health: Just like all Belgian Shepherds breeds, the Tervueren is a fairly resistant dog, with an average life between 10 and 14 years and with limited chance of suffer diseases. However, although they don’t occur frequently, there are cases of dogs suffering from epilepsy, thyroid secretion, pancreatic problems, skin allergies and cataracts.
Dogs are the man’s best friends, they had served him for thousands of years and the Belgian Tervueren is no exception. It can be described as a strong, agile, fast, intelligent, vigilant and training animal. They’re excellent pets for the right homes. They love being always with their human family and are good for all kinds of dog tests, in the discipline of training and in education to all kind of service. Learn more about this patient and loyal breed and why they might make the perfect fit for your family, here in

Find out if the Belgian Tervueren would be a good addition to your home. Now you can visit Brooklyn’s to take our quiz and find out which dog would be the best match for you.

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