The Belgian Tervuren is a squarely-built athletic dog with a long coat that is rich fawn to russet mahogany with black overlay. There may be limited white in the coat as well. There is a ruff of fur around the neck and feathering on the legs, tail and underneath the body. The ears are triangular and upright. The eyes are medium sized, almond shaped, and brown.
The Belgian Tervuren is one of four sheepdogs developed in Belgium. The breed is named after the village of Tervuren.
Ever watchful and on the move, the Belgian Tervuren tends to move in large circles. He is playful, alert, watchful and protective, a tough, independent and intense dog. He can be aloof with strangers and some can be domineering. This breed is intelligent and biddable, but independent. He is protective of his home and family. Can be a good family dog with children when socialized well and early. Without daily mental and physical exercise, this dog can become destructive.
Breed Club Links: The American Belgian Tervuren Club, Inc.
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