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Beau

Belgian Tervuren

Overall satisfaction

3.5/5

Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization

Gender: Male

Training: Books

Quick to learn and train

2/5

Emotionally stable

1/5

Family oriented

2/5

Child safety

3/5

Safe with small pets

2/5

Doesn’t bark a lot

1/5

Health

2/5

Easy to groom

3/5

Great watch dog

5/5

Great guard dog

5/5

Belgian Tervuren that is loyal but has some quirks

By

United States

Posted March 13, 2016

We have a male Belgian Tervuren (sometimes known as a Belgian Sheppard), age 11. He was a rescue from a bad home, so there were some problems in the easy going (i.e., he would compulsively pounce at his own shadow, and he had a hard time trusting people). He is food-obsessed and will hang out in the kitchen until we tell him to leave, and we usually have to tell him twice. He likes to be in charge of the backyard and patrols it incessantly to ensure that no outsiders (read: squirrels and raccoons) breach his territory. In the last few years he was diagnosed with skin lupus, and he’s been on an every-other-day regimen of Prednisone, which has helped control the skin lesions. The pro side of our Tervuren is he’s loyal, house-trained, clean, and he takes direction well. On the con side, he’s moody and will snap at other dogs that invade his space. We love him and understand what it takes to keep him in a good mental place.

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