The Belgian Shepherd Tervuren It is one of the four varieties which splits the Belgian Shepherd. Tervuren is named after the Belgian city of Tervuren where was selected.
At the end of the 19th century, There was a large number of drivers dogs of herds whose type was heterogeneous in Belgium and their coats were a wide variety. In order to put order into this situation, some cinófilos (cinógrafos) fans formed a group which was guided by A teacher. Reul, the school of veterinary medicine of Cureghem, who can be considered as a true pioneer and founder of the race.
The Belgian Shepherd was officially born as a race between 1891 and 1897. The 29 in September of 1891, the "Club of the dog Pastor Belgian" is founded in Brussels and in the same year, the 15 November, Professor A.. Reul manages to gather in Cureghem, 117 dogs, allowing you to carry out a census and form a group with the best copies. In the following years becomes a real selection, making an extreme inbreeding on some stallions.
The 3 in April of 1892, the "Club of the dog of Belgian Shepherd" drafted a first well detailed breed standard. Was admitted a single race, with three varieties of hair. Anyway, at that time, the Belgian Shepherd was only a dog of humble people and therefore a race which still lacked prestige. As a result, is not until 1901 the first Belgian Shepherd were recorded in the book of the origins of the Société Róyale Saint Hubert (L.O.S.H.).
In the course of the next few years, the leaders cinófilos fans to the Belgian Shepherd pursued tenaciously to unify the type and correct defects. We can affirm that towards the 1910 the type and character of the Belgian Shepherd were already established.
Throughout the history of the Belgian Shepherd, the issue of the different varieties and accepted colors has given rise to many controversies. On the other hand, in regard to morphology, the character and fitness to work, There has never been any disagreement.
According to the scheme of classification of the Federation Cynologique Internationale, It's four different from same breed varieties. Other organizations such as the American Kennel Club recognize only under the name of Belgian Shepherd Groenendael. Cinológicas of Australia and New Zealand organizations classify as four distinct races.
However, in many countries, such as Canada, Great Britain, Puerto Rico, Mexico and South Africa, among others, using the classification of the CRF, recognizing them as four varieties of the same species.
From the middle ages are known, only in those times there different varieties classified solely by their function and not so much by their morphology since the interest of his upbringing was rooted in the search for an efficient race for grazing.
Along with the Malinois, Groenendael and the Tervuren share a single standard and only differs in the type, length and color of hair, It is long in the body except the face is where short, carborane Brown, supports a small white patch on the chest and should be darker mask.
Like all Belgian shepherds, the Tervuren is a medium sized dog, square body provided belonging to the family of the herding dogs. Males measure about 62 cm to the cross, and weigh, approximately between, 25 and 30 kg. Females are lighter and proportions minor measuring around 58 cm to cross and weighing approximately 20 to 25 kg.
He is recognized by his double and bulk the mantle, generally brownish with some degrees and shadow in black, including his characteristic black mask. A small white spot is permitted, as well as bearings and nails.
You need to be brushing regularly to remove the dead hairs, but in general, his mantle of hair does not tend to return woolly. A well-maintained fur will be somewhat hard to the touch, falling weight and staying glued to the body of the animal (Unlike, for example, the hair of a Samoyed).
Naturally it will tend to lose hair, But if this is not removed it could hang in the subsequent members, and form knots.
The Tervuren, It may be-- of color Sable or grey, but may be penalized in the competitions of beauty in some countries according to the standard that handles. Although, Obviously, in tests of utility and work will not color that is judged to be but its suitability.
Character and skills
The Tervuren are very active and intelligent dogs that require work to keep them occupied. Such activities can go from: tracking, obedience, agility, Flyball, Save and defense, detecting bombs and drugs, Turning to sports as the Schutzhund and finish using it for search and rescue of people and victims in claims and avalanches.
As pets, the Tervuren, they are loyal and form strong ties with his family, what they seek to defend at all costs of strangers and dangers to humans who loves.
Dogs are very observers and attentive to any changes in their environment, This makes them excellent animal to monitor. Some specimens may be nervous, This will depend on the aging, Genetics and the kind of experiences that have been submitted at an early age, Why is very important to give them a proper socialization from puppies and expose them to the greatest number of stimuli, everyday situations and people.
We must train them and exercise them constantly and not wait to the animal as if by magic to become a well educated dog.
Like the other Belgian shepherds, the Tervuren generally is not recommended as a first dog due to possible inexperience of the owners to handle this dog so Active.
Adult males clearly presented a stamp male and adult female female printing. His appearance will be screened elegance and alert. The race is known for his loyalty and versatility. Those who have often be delighted and praise his intelligence, the training facility, and perhaps, first and foremost: his sense of humor.
Its performance is excellent in various types of activities. While in America is still a relatively rare breed, little by little and with firm and safe passage, It is getting established.
The Belgian Shepherd Tervuren is kept in its natural state, except for a slight planed does not require specific court or cosmetics.
Bathing him and cut the hairs around the feet help to emphasize the shape of the same if you want to use as animal for show ring.
Otros nombres: Pastor Belga Tervueren / Belgian Tervuren / Chien de Berger Belge / Tervueren
Group 1 / Section 1 – Shepherd dogs
Dogs breeds: Belgian Shepherd Tervuren