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ACTIVITIES FOR YOU AND YOUR BELGIAN TERVUREN
The Belgian Tervuren is a beautiful, intelligent dog that likes challenging activities and nearly
constant companionship. The Belgian Tervuren, however, is certainly not a dog for everyone.
Temperamentally, they are very possessive of their loved ones and extremely demanding of your
attention - they want you to do things with them and they love to be taught.

"Tervs" require at least an hour of exercise per day to remain happy and healthy. These are not
apartment dogs. They need plenty of time and space to run, jump and play every single day. If they
do not get enough activity, they can quickly become destructive.

Belgian Tervuren are also very smart, energetic and highly obedient.. They excel in activities and
competitions such as obedience, rally, agility and tracking. They make top-notch therapy or guide
dogs for the disabled. Belgian Tervuren are also excellent at their original job, herding. Because of
this, the Tervuren will occasionally want to herd, or round up, the family!

In addition to going on long hikes or a rousing game of fetch, you and your Belgian Tervuren might
enjoy the following activities:







Here are some pictures of the VVDOC Belgian Tervuren and their friends enjoying
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Intelligent, courageous and alert, the Belgian Tervuren is marked by its devotion to work and family.
Elegant in appearance, the Belgian Tervuren’s color is a rich fawn to russet mahogany with black
overlay. The Terv owes its name to the Belgian village of Tervuren, the home of M.F. Corbeel, an
early devotee of the breed. Excelling in obedience and agility competitions, this breed also makes
an excellent therapy or guide dog for the disabled, as well as being outstanding at their original job of
herding.

A Look Back
The Belgian Tervuren is known in its country of origin as the Chien de Berger Belge. Prior to the
Industrial Age, the rural farmers of Belgium had a great need for a general purpose herding and guard
dog. The protective instinct of these dogs provided security for the farm and the family, and their
herding abilities assisted with the daily maintenance of the stock. With industrialization, the rural
farm dog became less important, but the Terv continued to be cherished as a family companion.

Right Breed for You?
The Belgian Tervuren’s thick coat requires brushing at least twice a week. The breed also enjoys
having a job to do and needs daily exercise. As an intelligent, sensitive dog, the Belgian Tervuren
makes a wonderful addition to any home, as long as training is provided.

Did You Know?
  • The Terv is known in Belgium as the Chien de Berger Belge.

  • The Terv owes its name to the Belgian village of Tervuren, the home of M.F. Corbeel, an early
    devotee of the breed.

  • A. Clarys featured a Terv in one of his famous paintings of the very early 20th century.

  • The first Terv was registered with the AKC in 1918.

  • Prior to 1959, the Belgian Tervuren was shown as a Belgian Sheepdog. In that year, the AKC
    granted the breed separate status.

  • The Terv originated in the Belgian countryside as a general herding and guard dog.

Summary
    Herding Group; AKC recognized in 1959.
    Ranging in size from 22 to 26 inches tall at the shoulder.
    Sheep herder.

© The American Kennel Club, Inc.

The Belgian Tervuren Breed Standard - www.akc.org/breeds/belgian_tervuren/

History of the Belgian Tervuren - www.akc.org/breeds/belgian_tervuren/history.cfm

National Breed Club - American Belgian Tervuren Club, Inc. - www.abtc.org
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