Belgian Tervuren

Published: Last updated: by Kyle J. Larson

Average size and lifespan

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Height: 1ft 9in - 2ft 2in
Weight: 40-75lbs
Lifespan: 12 - 13 Years


  • Affection4/5
  • Kid-Friendly3/5
  • Stranger-Friendly2/5
  • Dog-Friendly3/5
  • Barking Amount3/5


  • Grooming Difficulty3/5
  • Shedding Amount3/5
  • Easy to Train4/5
  • Can Be Alone3/5
  • Exercise Need4/5


  • Cold Tolerance4/5
  • Heat Tolerance3/5
  • Apartment-Friendly3/5

Belgian Tervuren Information

Belgian TervurenOne of four herding dogs from Belguim, the Tervuren is differentiated by its longhaired fawn or red coat. Muscular and strong but also elegant, the Tervuren loves to work hard, so he does best when he has exercise and activities to stimulate his mind. He also makes an excellent watchdog for your family.

The Tervuren is an exceptional listener which makes teaching him a lot easier. Don’t skip out on training – that’s important for a strong-willed breed. Once you do, he’ll be a great addition to your family.

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Breed FAQs

Can Belgian Tervurens be apartment dogs?

Belgian Tervurens aren't ideal for apartments, but might be able to live there successfully if there are enough opportunities to find larger spaces nearby to play.

Can Belgian Tervurens be left alone?

While Belgian Tervurens prefer to be around their owners, they can do fairly well when left alone if necessary.

Are Belgian Tervurens good with kids?

Belgian Tervurens can do fine with kids. They will require some monitoring and training to make sure they get along and react well to unpredictable behavior.

Are Belgian Tervurens friendly with strangers?

Belgian Tervurens tend to be uncomfortable with strangers. They will require extra training effort to socialize them with those outside their family.

Do Belgian Tervurens get along with other dogs?

Although Belgian Tervurens will mostly get along with other dogs, they may have some issues. They can typically be dealt with by socializing them with other dogs.

Do Belgian Tervurens bark a lot?

As far as dogs go, Belgian Tervurens bark an average amount. You can expect them to bark to alert you, get your attention, or when there are strangers or other dogs.

Do Belgian Tervurens shed a lot?

Belgian Tervurens shed a medium amount. They will have seasonal shedding, but aren't terrible to clean up after.

Do Belgian Tervurens need a lot of grooming?

Although Belgian Tervurens require a medium amount of maintenance to keep their coats healthy. Simple tasks like brushing and bathing will suit this breed.

Do Belgian Tervurens need a lot of exercise?

The Belgian Tervuren has a good amount of energy and will need to be exercised with some walks and play to keep them happy.

Are Belgian Tervurens easy to train?

Typically, Belgian Tervurens are easy to train. They enjoy the bonding process with their owner and are quick to learn.

Can Belgian Tervurens handle cold weather?

Belgian Tervurens do well in cold weather. You may need to protect their paws, but they'll do well in colder climates.

Can Belgian Tervurens handle hot weather?

Although Belgian Tervurens can tolerate hot conditions, be careful not to expose them for too long.

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