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Belgian Tervuren Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Belgian Tervuren so you can get to know the breed more.

OriginBelgium
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
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Other Names
What other names does the Belgian Tervuren have? The dog breed also known as...
Tervuren
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Belgian Tervuren recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1959 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group
Is Belgian Tervuren recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Price
How much does the Belgian Tervuren puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Belgian Tervuren price:
$1200-$1400
If you choose to purchase the Belgian Tervuren, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Belgian Tervuren for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Belgian Tervuren gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Belgian Tervuren size:
Large
Weight
How much does the Belgian Tervuren weigh? Belgian Tervuren weight:
Male: 65-75 pounds (29-34 kg), Female: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Belgian Tervuren? Belgian Tervuren average weight:
Male: 70 pounds (31.5 kg), Female: 65 pounds (29.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Belgian Tervuren? Belgian Tervuren height:
Male: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Belgian Tervuren average height:
Male: 25 inches (63.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Belgian Tervuren have? What does this canine coat look like?
ThickDouble
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Belgian Tervuren's coat?
BrindleCreamFawnBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Belgian Tervuren and how often?
Average: The Belgian Tervuren requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Belgian Tervuren, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Belgian Tervuren dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Tervuren? Belgian Tervuren shedding level:
Belgian Tervurens shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Belgian Tervuren have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AlertEnergeticLoyalAttentiveIntelligentProtective
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Belgian Tervuren? Are they intelligent?
Very smart: Belgian Tervuren is an excellent dog breed. You can teach them many tricks and commands. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in 5-15 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 85% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Belgian Tervuren dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Belgian Tervurens are very easy to train. They easily find out the association between commands and actions.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Belgian Tervuren is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Belgian Tervuren sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Belgian Tervurens don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Belgian Tervurens are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Tervuren need? Belgian Tervuren social needs:
Belgian Tervurens are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Belgian Tervuren dogs bark a lot? Why does my Tervuren bark?
High: The Belgian Tervuren is a very vocal breed. Definitely not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Belgian Tervuren good as a watchdog?
Belgian Tervurens are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Belgian Tervuren dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Belgian Tervuren dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Belgian Tervurens strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Belgian Tervuren bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Tervuren? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Belgian Tervuren? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Belgian Tervuren has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Belgian Tervuren do?
Belgian Tervurens have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Belgian Tervurens need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Belgian Tervuren to run away? Does this breed wander a lot? Does Belgian Tervuren roam?
Belgian Tervurens are not the biggest explorers. They have low wanderlust potential. Low chance for escaping from home with this breed.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Belgian Tervuren have high prey drive?
Belgian Tervurens have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Belgian Tervurens are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Belgian Tervuren good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Belgian Tervurens are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Belgian Tervurens adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Belgian Tervurens do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Belgian Tervuren dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Belgian Tervurens are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Belgian Tervuren dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Belgian Tervuren and children:
Belgian Tervurens are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Belgian Tervuren dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Belgian Tervurens are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Belgian Tervuren good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Belgian Tervuren dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Belgian Tervurens are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Belgian Tervurens good office dogs? Do Belgian Tervurens make good office friendly dogs? Can Belgian Tervurens be ofiice dogs?
No
Belgian Tervuren is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Belgian Tervuren dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Tervuren temperament with senior people? Are Belgian Tervuren dogs good for elderly owners?
Belgian Tervurens are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Belgian Tervuren dogs get along with other pets? Are Belgian Tervuren dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Belgian Tervurens usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Belgian Tervuren breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Belgian Tervurens are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Belgian Tervuren be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Belgian Tervuren is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Belgian Tervuren be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Belgian Tervuren is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Belgian Tervuren be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Belgian Tervuren is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Belgian Tervuren be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Belgian Tervuren is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Belgian Tervuren be a boat dog?
Not really
Belgian Tervuren breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Belgian Tervuren be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Belgian Tervuren is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Belgian Tervuren dogs have health problems?
Belgian Tervurens are healthy dogs, but there are some health issues you may have to check on regularly at the vet.
Life Expectancy
How long do Belgian Tervuren dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Belgian Tervuren be?
12-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Belgian Tervuren breed hypoallergenic?
No
Belgian Tervurens don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Belgian Tervuren have?
Belgian Tervurens are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Belgian Tervuren dogs require per day?
Belgian Tervurens need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Belgian Tervurens are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Belgian Tervuren need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2 to 3 cups of a high-quality dog food a day.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Belgian Tervuren risk for obesity:
Low to Average. The Belgian Tervuren has a low to the average risk for obesity. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the Belgian Tervuren's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Belgian Tervuren has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Belgian Tervuren drool?
The Belgian Tervuren is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Belgian Tervuren could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Belgian Tervuren. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does it take to have Belgian Tervuren puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Belgian Tervuren: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Belgian Tervuren have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Belgian Tervuren have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
6-10 puppies

Pros & Cons of Belgian Tervuren

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Very smart: Belgian Tervuren is an excellent dog breed.
  • Trainability: Belgian Tervurens are very easy to train.
  • Drooling tendency: The Belgian Tervuren is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Low to Average.
  • Watchdog Ability: Belgian Tervurens are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Belgian Tervurens are not the biggest explorers.
  • Adaptability: Belgian Tervurens adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Belgian Tervurens are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Belgian Tervurens are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Belgian Tervurens don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Belgian Tervurens do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Cat Friendly: Belgian Tervurens are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Belgian Tervuren is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Belgian Tervurens are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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