The Belgian Tervuren started off as a guard dog and herder. The protective instincts he developed made him an excellent family pet because he would guard his family if they were ever in danger. His name derives from Tervuren, a village in Belgium. He’s obedient and agile and excels in such competitions.
He’s a fawn/mahogany colour with a black overlay. He’s also great as a guide or therapy dog for disabled people because he’s always alert, yet sensitive to his owner’s needs. He needs work to do to keep him happy and has to be exercised every day. His height ranges from 22-26 inches.
Photo: By Photo by sannse at the City of Birmingham Championship Dog Show, 30th August 2003.