He came from the Belgian village of Tervuren; hence his name
He was a used for herding and guarding on farms
He been used as a police, guide, and therapy dog because of his trainability and intelligence
Personality and Behavior
He's very intelligent
He's cautious around strangers
He can handle just about any physical activity you can throw at him
He loves his family and gives everything he's got to it
He's a good watchdog and an unmatched guard dog
He's very easy to train. He learns commands very quickly.
He sheds profusely! You will find a lot of hair in your home - stuck to your couch, carpets and clothes - and to just about everything else. You will be vacuuming regularly.
Grooming / Maintenance
His medium-length coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds profusely you may find yourself brushing it a couple of times a week, or even daily, to reduce the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).