Category: Herding Dogs
Facts about Belgian Tervuren Dogs, "Scientific name for Belgian Tervuren Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Belgian Tervuren Dog is a variety of shepherd dog that belongs to the family of Belgian Shepherd dog breeds. Since this dog breed hails from the Belgian village of Tervuren, it is called the Belgian Tervuren dog. The Belgian Tervuren Dog goes by the name Chien de Berger Belgein in its country of origin Belgium.
In the earlier years there was a great need for a herding dog as well as a guard dog in the farm lands, The Belgian Tervuren Dog fit the description, it has a great protective instinct as well as great herding abilities.
As the Industrial Age came in, the Belgian Tervuren Dog lost a little of it value, today it is more of a family pet as it was such a valuable dog at one time.
The classification of the Belgian Tervuren Dog breed varies, being categorized under a few breed standards as a variety in its individual right, and in others as one among the numerous suitable variations of the Belgian. Usually, the Belgian Tervuren Dog breed is recorded within the variety standards under one or more, or a mixture of these names.
Similar to all other four Belgian Shepherd dogs, The average Belgian Tervuren Dog male is 24 to 26 inches (60.9 to 66 cm) Females 22 to 24 inches (55.9 to 60.9 cm). The average weight of the male is 65 to 75 pounds (29.5 to 34 kg) and the average weight of the females 60 to 70 pounds (27.2 to 31.7 kg). The female Belgian Tervuren dogs are smaller and finer than the male ones. This dog breed appears with a thick double coat, usually mahogany with varying amounts of black cover, as well as a black fur. The Belgian Tervuren Dogs appear with a small white patch on their upper body, including white colored tips on toes. The Belgian Tervuren Dog breed may also appear with grey or sable. The appearance of these dog breeds projects attentiveness and stylishness.
Belgian Tervuren Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. A Belgian Tervuren Dogs can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
The number one heath problems amongst Belgian Tervuren Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Belgian Tervuren Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails. There a some health issues the Belgian Tervuren Dog can be prone to, such as Epilepsy, Elbow Dysplasia, (PRA) Progressive Retinal Atrophy and Hip Dysplasia.
The Belgian Tervuren Dog breed is a highly energetic, clever dog that needs a job to maintain them occupied. This can be obedience, herding, agility, tracking, fly ball, or guard work. The Belgian Tervuren Dog are as found functioning as investigate and rescue dogs, too, finding misplaced people and flood victims. The Belgian Tervuren Dog breed when kept inadequately busy can turn out to be destructive or hyperactive.
Belgian Tervuren Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
A Belgian Tervuren Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. Belgian Tervuren Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals
As pet animals, Belgian Tervuren Dog breeds are faithful and form physically powerful bonds with their relations, leading a few to be shy around unfamiliar people. The Belgian Tervuren Dog are excellent watch dogs, being extremely alert and attentive to the smallest amount of change in their atmosphere. Few dogs can be anxious, according to breeding and premature experiences, so care should be taken to sufficiently socialize. The Belgian Tervuren Dog breed is recognized for its faithfulness and adaptability.
The average lifespan of the Belgian Tervuren ranges from 12 years to 14 years.
If purchasing a Belgian Tervuren Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
The Belgian Tervuren Dog belongs to the Herding Group and in 1959 it was recognized (AKC) American Kennel Club.
A Belgian Tervuren Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Belgian Tervuren Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult dogs they have 42 teeth. Female Belgian Tervuren Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Belgian Tervuren Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month. Female Belgian Tervuren Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born
Only humans and Dogs have prostates, But a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Belgian Tervuren Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. A Belgian Tervuren Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a Belgian Tervuren Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A Belgian Tervuren Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
Belgian Tervuren Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.