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    Belgian Tervuren |Belgium|

    Belgian Tervuren |Belgium|

    The Belgian Tervuren is one of the four Belgian Shepherd dogs that is classified as a separate breed in the United States but is largely considered to be a variant elsewhere. Tervurens are distinguished from the other Belgian Shepherds by their characteristic thick, double coat that is generally mahogany. They were originally used as general farm dogs, but were also highly valued for their affectionate nature and glamorous looks. Tervurens are loyal and form strong bonds with their families, and they may be wary of strangers. The breed was first recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1918 but was registered under Belgian Sheepdogs. Tervurens were separated into their own breed registry in 1959.

    History

    The Belgian Tervuren, also known as the Chien de Berger Belge, takes its name from the Belgian village of Tervuren where dog breeder M. F. Corbeel lived. Corbeel is credited with founding the breed through his two dogs Tom and Poes. The dogs’ daughter Miss was bred to a black dog named Duc de Groenendael, giving rise to Milsart, who became the first Tervuren champion in 1907

    The Belgian Tervuren’s impressive coat has to be groomed at least twice a week. The breed also needs a substantial amount of daily exercise.

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    From Dogs Unleashed, Copyright by Tamsin Pickeral, licensed through ContentOro, Inc and used by arrangement with Thunder Bay Press

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