Belgian Tervuren

The Belgian Tervuren is a smart, energetic herding dog with a medium size and straight, thick coat. They are affectionate with family but can be possessive. Known for their intelligence, they love activities and challenges, requiring lots of mental and physical stimulation. Tervurens are playful and enjoy outsmarting their owners. However, they can be a handful for those who don't understand their need for work and high activity. They need an owner who can keep up with their energy levels.

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Clock12 min read

Breed GroupBreed Group


Breed HeightHeight

21 to 26 inches

Breed WeightWeight

40 to 70 pounds

Breed Life spanLife Span

10- 12 years

Breed CostAverage Cost


Breed ColorsColors

Fawn with a black overlay, Grey with Black.

Breed UKC GroupUKC Group

Not Recognized

All About Breed

Discover the characteristics, grooming, care needs, health issues, and more about this breed to see if it will be the right choice for you:

In This Article

  • History/Origin
  • Belgian Tervurens Personality
  • Physical Appearance
  • Gender Differences
  • Feed/Nutrition
  • Belgian Tervurens Health Problems
  • Care and Grooming
  • Belgian Tervurens Rescue Groups
  • Belgian Tervurens for Sale
  • Interesting Facts
  • Best For
  • Top Names
  • Pet Ratings
  • Key Takeaways
  • FAQs

Pet Ratings


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Key Takeaways

Medium-sized: Belgian Tervurens typically range from 22 to 26 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh between 55 to 65 pounds. 

Intelligent: These dogs are smart and trainable, showing eagerness to please their owners.

Active: Belgian Tervurens are energetic and require ample exercise, making them unsuitable for apartment living without access to a yard for running.

Loyal: Known for their loyalty, Tervurens are devoted companions with a protective instinct, readily alerting their owners to potential threats.

Grooming needs: Their long, straight coats require regular brushing to prevent matting and occasional baths as necessary.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are Belgian Tervuren good family dogs?

What is the difference between a Belgian Malinois and a Belgian Tervuren?

Do Belgian Tervuren like to cuddle?

Is a Belgian Tervuren a police dog?

What is the Belgian Tervuren lifespan on average?

Harper Jefcoat
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Harper Jefcoat

Harper Jefcoat is a dedicated pet enthusiast and expert author at With a deep-seated passion for animals, Harper brings a wealth of knowledge and personal experience to his writings. Specializing in canine behavior and wellness, he aims to help pet owners understand and care for their furry friends better.

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