meet theBelgian Tervuren


Training &Temperament

He is an excellent listener, always alert for instruction or praise when it comes to training. Early socialization of this breed is recommended for a well-adjusted dog. They also benefit from obedience training and a variety of other activities and dog sports like agility, rally, herding, coursing ability test, and tracking. As an intelligent, sensitive dog, the Belgian Tervuren makes a wonderful addition to any home, as long as training is provided.

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Did You Know?

The Terv is known in Belgium as the Chien de Berger Belge.

The Terv owes its name to the Belgian village of Tervuren, the home of M.F. Corbeel, an early devotee of the breed.

A. Clarys featured a Terv in one of his famous paintings of the very early 20th century.

The first Terv was registered with the AKC in 1918.

Prior to 1959, the Belgian Tervuren was shown as a Belgian Sheepdog. In that year, the AKC granted the breed separate status.

The Terv originated in the Belgian countryside as a general herding and guard dog.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Fawn & Black 083
Mahogany & Black 129
Black 007
Brindle 057
Cream & Black 264
Fawn & Liver 308
Gray & Black 101
Mahogany & Liver 309
Silver & Black 177


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
Black Markings 002
Black Mask 004
Black Points 019
White Markings 014