So you’re looking to adopt an Belgian Tervuren, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “The Belgian Tervuren is characterized by a straight and abundant coat, an elegant but muscular frame, a proudly carried head, an alert and intelligent demeanor, and an insatiable work drive. The Tervuren’s coat furnishings, like the sporty “collarette” around the neck, are more profuse on males, who run larger than females.“Their intelligence and high activity level can be a challenge for the less creative individual who may not understand the breed’s need to work,” warns one longtime owner. But don’t get the idea that Tervurens are grim, mechanical worker drones. In fact, this breed takes real delight in their ability to master any task, and owners say a mischievous sense of humor is at work whenever Tervurens outsmart their beloved human. The elegant, agile Belgian Tervuren is a bright and self-assured herding dog of medium size, known to be affectionate and possessive with loved ones. Lots of hard work and challenging play is heaven for this tireless, do-it-all dog.”
An Belgian Tervuren typically ranges from 55.88cm to 66.04cm in height, and weighs from 20.41165665kg to 34.01942775kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Belgian Tervuren breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Belgian Tervuren insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.