Belgian Tervuren


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Belgian Tervuren

(təvûrn`), breed of medium-sized working dogworking dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs raised by humans to herd cattle and sheep, as draft animals, as message dispatchers in wartime, in police and rescue work, as guardians of persons and property, or as guides (see guide dog) for the
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 perfected in Belgium in the early 20th cent. It stands from 22 to 26 in. (55.9–66 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 50 to 60 lb (22.6–27.2 kg). Its long, straight, dense coat may vary in shade from fawn to russet mahogany; the hair tips are always black. Developed from a widely interbred stock of Belgian sheepherding dogs, the Tervuren emerged as one of several distinct varieties, differing from the Groenendael Belgian sheepdogBelgian sheepdog,
sometimes called Groenendael, breed of sturdy working dog developed from a wide assortment of sheepherding dogs in Belgium in the early 20th cent. It stands from 22 to 26 in. (55.9–66 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 50 to 60 lb (22.6–27.
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 in color only. It is a relatively rare breed in the United States today. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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As referred to by previous studies (Parker et al., 2004; Ostrander et al., 2005), the third cluster of dog breeds included working dogs, such as Belgian sheepdog and Belgian Tervuren. According to the records of the American Kennel Club, Belgian Malinois shares a common foundation with Belgian sheepdog and Belgian Tervuren.
Talented Check, a four-year-old Belgian Tervuren, has already starred in TV dramas such as Sky's Hogfather, BBC's Holby Blue and ITV's Midsomer Murders.
FANCY THAT: Wellard is a Belgian Tervuren and actually female.
EastEnders called "cut" on Robbie Jackson's second dog Wellard II - but the Belgian Tervuren (played by the original Wellard's grandson Panther) didn't get the same emotional send-off as his predecessor.
SAD END FOR ROBBIE'S BEST FRIEND THE Belgian Tervuren was the faithful pet of Robbie Jackson and the soap's longest serving pet until he died in 2008 after 14 years, leaving his owner heartbroken.
While the first Belgian Tervuren's death was featured on the BBC1 soap, Wellard II's passing was merely mentioned as happening off-screen.

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