The Tervueren is a medium-sized, hard-working, square-proportioned dog in the sheepdog family. Males stand between 24 and 26 inches, and weigh approximately 65 lb. Females are finer and smaller. The Tervueren has a thick double coat, generally mahogany with varying degrees of black overlay, including a black mask. A small patch of white on the chest is permissible, as well as white tips on toes. Tervueren may also be sable or grey, but this may be penalized in the show ring in some countries according to the standard of the registering body.
This breed is very intelligent, protective and territorial. They need to be socialized from an early age and training from an experienced master. They make excellent pets as well as police and guard dogs. They are very loyal and thrive on companionship. Good with children if socialized well.