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BSK Breed Index: The Belgian Tervuren

Life Span: 12 - 14 years

Height: 22 - 26in

Weight: 60 - 75 pounds

Litter Size: 6 - 10 puppies

Temperament: High Strung

Intelligence: High

Classification: Herding

BSK Status: Extinct


History of The Belgian Tervuren

The Belgian Tervuran shares the same stock as the three other Belgian breeds, the belgian Groenendael, Malinois, and Leakenois, and was developed in the late 1800s. The breed was originated from a group of people who gathered stock dogs from several areas of belgium and bred them to create the belgium shepherd. In 1959, the AKC recognized the Balgian Tervuran as a seperate breed from the other Balgian shepherd varieties. Today, all belgian varieties are used as working, sport, and companion dogs.

Belgian Tervuren Fun Facts

  • The Tervuran and other Belgian Shepherds are still recognized under one breed standard under the UKC.
  • The Belgian Tervuran was the first of the four variety of Belgian Shpeherds to be distinguished by type.

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