Belgian Tervuren

Ease of Training
Shedding
Watchdog
Guard Dog
Popularity
Size

History

  • He can be traced to the late 1800s
  • 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

Training

  • He's very easy to train. He learns commands very quickly.

Shedding

  • 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!).

Other varieties

  • Belgian Malinois, Belgian Sheepdog

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