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Belgian Sheepdog/ Tervuren



The Belgian Tervuren is particularly adaptable to extremes of temperature or climate. The guard hairs of the coat must be long, close fitting, straight and abundant. The texture is of medium harshness, not silky or wiry. Wavy or curly hair is undesirable. The undercoat is very dense, commensurate, however, with climatic conditions.  Ornamentation -consists of especially long and abundant hair, like a collarette around the neck, particularly on males; fringe of long hair down the back of the forearm; especially long and abundant hair trimming the breeches; long, heavy and abundant hair on the tail. The female rarely has as long or as ornamented a coat as the male.”  AKC standard



In his relationship with humans the Belgian Tervuren is observant and vigilant with strangers, but not apprehensive. He does not show fear or shyness. He does not show viciousness by unwarranted or unprovoked attack. He must be approachable, standing his ground and showing confidence to meet overtures without himself making them. With those he knows well, he is most affectionate and friendly, zealous for their attention and very possessive







PROBLEM                                       SOLUTION


Detangling/Dematting          Apply full strength Moisture Plus liberally to the mat.  Wait 15 minutes.  Pull mat gently apart with fingers or comb.


Dry, damaged Coat               Our version of a hot oil treatment:  Wet dog with warm water, apply Moisture Plus liberally.  Wrap in hot towel for 15-20 minutes.  Shampoo with Moisturizing Shampoo and rinse.


Increase Undercoat               Line brush daily with Maxicare as soon as dog is finished shedding


Showing on a hot, dry day   Use Maxicare as your only coat dressing


Showing without full undercoat      Texturizing Mist (diluted 50:50 with water) while line brushing will hold coat up long enough for judging.


Extra Volume                        Super Coat (diluted 50-50 with water) while line brushing.  If very humid try Texturizing Mist instead.


Shedding around house        Spray with Maxicare and brush daily.  Be sure to get down to skin.  Nothing will prevent shedding completely.  It is a normal, necessary process for these breeds.