The Belgian Tervuren combines the beauty and grace of a show dog, the love, loyalty, and temperament of a companion dog, and the energy, athleticism, and intelligence of a herding dog. This breed is recommended for an active and experienced dog owner. Tervurens are highly energetic, intelligent dogs who have a natural drive to work- this can be herding, obedience, agility, flyball, tracking, or protection. They are also found working as Search and Rescue (SAR) dogs, finding missing people and avalanche victims. Tervurens that are not kept sufficiently busy can become hyperactive or destructive.
Common Health Conditions
- As with all breeds, a Terv’s ears should be checked regularly for signs of infection, that can lead to uncomfortable symptoms.
- Dental disease is the most common chronic problem in pets, affecting 80% of all dogs by age two. Teeth should be brushed often, with regular checkups.
- Support your dog’s general health and wellbeing, with a daily supplement for vitality.