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Belgian Shepherd (Groenendael & Tervuren)

ORIGIN

Groenendael : Like all Belgium Shepherd, the Groenendael is a medium-sized, hard-working, square-proportioned breed of dog in the sheepdog family. The Groenendael is recognized by its distinctive black coat.

Tervuren: The Tervuren is a member of the Belgian Shepherd family of dog breeds, named after a village in Belgium.

TEMPERAMENT

Groenendaels and Tervurens are intelligent, active, loyal and quietly affectionate. Training and socializing is essential. Wary of strangers and protective. Love children as long as introduced to them at an early age. They both bond deeply to its people and cannot live outdoors or in a kennel. Need to spend time with its family every day and may experience separation anxiety if left alone for long periods of time.

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Considerable since they can compete in dog agility trials, obedience, showmanship, flyball, tracking, and herding events. (min. 2 hours/day).

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

Groenendael and Tervuren : between 56–66 cm and 20–30 kg.

COAT

Groenendael: double coat.

Tervuren: dense undercoat with long, straight outercoat.

COLOR

Groenendael: black.

Tervuren: red, fawn, also grey with black overlay. Black mask on face.

GROOMING

Groenendael and Tervuren: Average (grooming once a week)

(Source: Wikipédia & The Ultimate Dogs, Dog Breeds & Dog Care by Dr Peter Larkin & Mike Stockman, August 2015)

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