Belgian Tervuren

USD $1200-$1400 Price Avg.

Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)



Breed Type



12-14 years


Breed Information

Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity/Rank 103
Origin Belgium
Other Names Tervuren
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $1200-$1400
How much does it cost to buy a Belgian Tervuren?
Belgian Tervuren are usually priced differently from breeder to breeder and from place to place. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay between $1200 to $1400 if you purchase your dog from a reputable breeder. The price will increase if the dog has a fantastic pedigree. Dogs that already have basic training maybe even more expensive. But, most Belgian Tervurens can be adopted through a shelter for a lower fee.
Size Large
Weight Male: 65-75 pounds (29-34 kg),
Female: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg)
Height Male: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm),
Female: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm)
Lifespan 12-14 years
Recognized by AKC
The American Kennel Club in 1959 as a Herding breed. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose stock herding, guarding
Date of Origin 1800s
Ancestry Shepherd

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Double, Thick
Coat Colors Black, Brindle, Cream, Fawn
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Brindle, Cream, Fawn
Coat Length Large
Coat Density Dense
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Comb, Deshedder, Nail Clipper, Pin Brush, Scissors, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Alert, Attentive, Defensive, Energetic, Intelligent, Loyal, Protective, Vigilant
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 2 to 3 cups of a high-quality dog food a day.
Cups Per Day 2.5 cups
Daily Cost $1.20 - $1.40
Monthly Cost $34.00 - $45.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Belgian Tervuren have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 6-10 puppies (Once a year.)


The Belgian Tervuren is a medium-sized, herding breed of dog that originated in Belgium. It is a member of the Belgian Shepherd family and is known for its intelligence, loyalty, and agility. The breed has a distinctive appearance with its long coat and pointed ears. It has an athletic build with strong legs and a deep chest. The coat can be either black or fawn in color with black masking on the face.

The average lifespan of the Belgian Tervuren is between 12 to 14 years. They typically weigh between 40 to 75 pounds and stand at 22 to 26 inches tall at the shoulder. The colors of their coats can range from light fawn to mahogany red with black masking on the face, ears, tail tip, and feet.

The personality of the Belgian Tervuren is one that is loyal, intelligent, alert, active, and protective. They are very devoted to their owners but can be wary around strangers if not properly socialized from an early age. They are also very active dogs that need plenty of exercise each day in order to stay healthy both mentally and physically.

Belgian Tervurens are generally friendly towards other dogs as well as children when they have been properly socialized from an early age; however they may be wary around strangers if not properly trained or socialized from an early age. They also tend to get along well with other animals such as cats when raised together since puppyhood; however it’s important to note that they may still have a strong prey drive so it’s important for them to be supervised when interacting with smaller animals such as rabbits or rodents just in case they decide to chase after them out of instinct!

The temperament of the Belgian Tervuren is one that is loyal yet independent; they are highly intelligent dogs who need plenty of mental stimulation each day in order for them stay happy and healthy both mentally and physically!

When it comes to health issues common among this breed include hip dysplasia (which can lead to arthritis), eye problems such as progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), epilepsy (seizures), allergies (skin & food related) as well as bloat which can be fatal if not treated quickly enough by a veterinarian! It’s important for potential owners/breeders alike do research into any health issues common among this breed before deciding whether or not this type of dog would make a good fit for their lifestyle/family dynamic!

When it comes adaptability level these dogs do best in homes where there’s plenty room for them run around outside each day since they require lots exercise keep them happy & healthy both mentally & physically! Additionally these dogs do best when given proper training & socialization from an early age so that way they know how behave appropriately around people & other animals alike!

Overall these dogs make great pets due their intelligence loyalty & protective nature which makes them great guard/watchdogs while still being loving companions those who own them! Additionally due their herding background these types breeds tend excel activities such agility obedience flyball tracking etc which makes great way bond your pet while also providing mental stimulation needed keep him/her happy healthy both mentally physically over time!


The Belgian Tervuren is a breed of dog that was developed in Belgium in the early 1800s. The breed was created by crossing the Belgian Shepherd Dog with the German Shepherd Dog. The resulting breed was a dog that was similar in appearance to the German Shepherd Dog, but with a more refined head and body. The Belgian Tervuren quickly became popular among the Belgian aristocracy and was used as a working dog on farms and estates. However, the breed nearly became extinct during World War I when many of the dogs were killed in battle or taken as war prizes by the victorious armies. After the war, the breed was revived by a few dedicated breeders and slowly began to regain its popularity. Today, the Belgian Tervuren is recognized as a distinct breed by most major kennel clubs and is prized for its loyalty, intelligence, and beauty.