The Belgian Tervuren, sometimes spelled Belgian Tervueren, is a well balanced medium size dog, elegant in appearance, squarely proportioned, solidly muscled and slender. This breed is the picture of power and grace. The hindquarters are muscular, without looking heavy.
The small, dark, almond-shaped eyes have an alert and questioning expression. The nose is black and the lips should be tight. The chest is neither broad nor narrow, but is deep, reaching to the elbow. Base color may be fawn to mahogany with many registries accepting shades of gray.
Some white is acceptable on the chest, toes and chin. The hair on the legs, head, and outer surface of the ears is short. They generally darkens as it gets older. It has a light, graceful, almost floating gait.
Belgian Tervurens are intelligent, courageous, alert and devoted to their master. They excel in an active family environment, but also is a wonderful working dog whether in obedience, herding, agility or tracking. These dogs will adapt to both urban or a country environment as long as they have space to exercise.
All shades of red, fawn, gray, with black overlap.
The Belgian Tervuren has a long, straight, abundant, medium-length, heavy outer coat and a dense under coat that requires daily combing and brushing. Their coat needs a good thorough brushing once or twice a week.This breed is a constant light shedder, with males shedding heavily once a year and females twice a year.
This is a healthy breed, majority are free from heritable concerns. Sometimes you may find epilepsy, skin allergies, excessive shyness or aggressiveness, eye problems and hip/elbow dysplasia. It is important not to overfeed them, for they have a tendency to become obese and lazy. To minimize the risk of your Belgian Tervuren developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a Belgian Tervuren puppy from a reputable breeder.