The Belgian Tervuren can make an excellent family dog with just the right family. These dogs are extremely active and energetic and would not do well and thrive with a sedentary family.
Unless sleeping, this breed is most assuredly in motion! The Tervuren needs your time and plenty of exercise.
If you are an outdoor family that loves to play sports, run, walk or hike, this is definitely the breed for you.
If you are the type of person who craves movement and your daily outdoor exercise just as much as your morning coffee, the Belgian Tervuren just may become your new exercise partner.
Coming from a long line of herding dogs, this breed lives for movement. This is no couch potato breed.
If you are considering adding a Belgian Tervuren to your family, first you need plenty of patience to get through the puppy stages, which is true for getting any puppy.
Don’t panic because unlike raising a child, puppyhood is not very lengthy, although it may seem like it at times!
In this post, I will give you a Belgian Tervuren puppy growth chart as well as information on Belgian Tervuren weight and growth stages and development.
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Belgian Tervuren Growth Chart
Before rushing out to get a Belgian Tervuren there are a few things you should know about the breed as far as size and weight.
There also will be some work on your part because you will receive this Belgian Tervuren straight from their mother and littermates.
Their mother has taught them a few things but at 8 weeks, when you take your pup home, you have a ways to go in helping them grow into their well-mannered and obedient adult selves.
Below is a chart of the various growth stages of the Belgian Tervuren. The lowest weight on the chart would be a female and the highest would be a male at the ages listed.
Keep in mind, that these are average weights. Your pup may fall slightly above, below, or in between.
|Belgian Tervuren Puppy||Puppies Wghit by Pound||Puppies whight by Kilo gram|
|1 month||3.3lbs – 9.2lbs||1.5 Kg- 4.2 kg|
|2 months||7.5lbs – 19.9lbs||3.4 Kg -9 Kg|
|3 months||12.1lbs – 31.3lbs||5.49Kg – 14.2Kg|
|4 months||16.4lbs – 41.8lbs||7.44 Kg -18.96 Kg|
|5 months||20.0lbs – 50.6lbs||9.1 Kg -22.95 Kg|
|6 months||22.7lbs – 57.4lbs||10.3 Kg – 26 Kg|
|7 months||24.7lbs – 62.6lbs||11.2 Kg – 28.39 Kg|
|8 months||26.1lbs – 66.4lbs||11.84 Kg – 30.12 Kg|
|9 months||27.1lbs – 69.4lbs||12.3 Kg – 31.47 Kg|
|10 months||27.9lbs – 72.0lbs||12.65 Kg – 32.65 Kg|
|11 months||28.6lbs – 74.3lbs||12.16 Kg – 33.7 Kg|
|12 months||29.1lbs – 76.0lbs||13.2 Kg – 34.47 Kg|
The chart above shows that the average weight of the Belgian Tervuren, by one-year-old, can range from 29.1lbs to 76lbs with the lower weights being female and the higher, the male.
These are the average weights and your pup’s adult weight will depend on their sex, proper nutrition, and heredity.
If both parents tend to be smaller, your pup may be smaller too and the same goes for larger parents. Although the Belgian Tervuren is by no means a giant dog, they will be medium to large in size when fully grown.
To check your Belgian Tervuren puppy’s health status or DNA, please visit the Embark vet website for all the help you may need.
Belgian Tervuren Growth Stages
Human Babies seem to grow quickly and sometimes it’s hard for parents to fathom exactly where those baby days have gone, but it does take eighteen years for a baby to grow into an adult with both size and maturity.
On the other hand, it takes puppies one to two years to be considered an adult. That sure is a big difference and it’s utterly amazing just how swiftly your Belgian Tervuren loses their puppy looks and personality and is suddenly an adult dog. Below are the different stages in the development of the Belgian Tervuren.
Belgian Tervuren Newborn
The Belgian Tervuren can have as many as six or seven puppies in a litter and as newborns, these pups are helpless, being deaf, blind, and has no teeth.
Their mother must keep them warm and feed them and help them with bodily functions. They and their mother should be in a warm place at birth and puppies should not be handled.
The total charge for their care should be left to their mother. The puppies will sleep 90% of the time at first and continue to develop.
Belgian Tervuren Puppy 2 – 4 weeks
This stage is known as the transitional stage, where Tervuren puppies’ ears and eyes open and they begin acclimating themselves to a whole new world.
At around four weeks, they begin to communicate with their mother and littermates by whining and yipping. They also begin walking and toddling slowly.
Belgian Tervuren Puppy 4 – 16 weeks
The time between four and sixteen weeks is the puppy’s socialization period. They should be getting accustomed to being handled at the breeder’s and have plenty of interaction with people.
When you take your puppy home at 8 weeks, you must continue this socialization route. This will prevent your pup from becoming shy, or fearful around new people, animals, or experiences and will also eliminate aggressive tendencies.
Get your pup used to their collar and leash and take them with you to as many places as possible. Vaccinations should also begin at this time.
Puppy classes are an excellent way to have your pup learn the basic obedience skills as well as providing additional socialization.
Belgian Tervuren Puppy 3 – 6 months
At this stage, your pup becomes a juvenile and begins to have an older puppy look, along with becoming extremely active.
They begin teething, so provide them with plenty of teething and chew toys for them to satisfy that chewing urge so they don’t try out their teeth on your furniture.
They may be a little rambunctious during this stage, so continuous training ensuring that the juvenile stage does not produce a “juvenile delinquent!”
Belgian Tervuren Puppy 6 – 12 months
The stage between six and twelve months is known as your Belgian’s adolescent stage and they will begin to look more like an adult dog but still have the puppy attitude. They display older-looking features and their adult fur will be growing in.
They may test you with signs of disobedience and independence so it is very important to continue training with more added socialization.
By nine months, they can exercise more, as their bones will be more fully developed and they can make the transition from puppy food to adult food at this time as well.
They will reach their sexual maturity between ten and twelve months but are still too young for breeding. Consideration of spaying or neutering should be discussed with their veterinarian at this time.
Belgian Tervuren Puppy 18 months
By eighteen months, your Belgian Tervuren is fully grown and has reached adulthood. They will still have the vim and vigor of puppyhood but will be more mature, calmer, and capable of retaining a longer attention span for play and training.
The fully grown Belgian Tervuren weight, as an average, will be a female from 60lbs to 70lbs and a male, from 65lbs to 75lbs.
Your Belgian Tervuren will grow rapidly in the first eight months and then growth will level off and become slower.
After eight months, they will gain more fat and muscle, making them fill out more and have them looking less gangly.
By twelve months their average weight will be around sixty pounds and their height from the shoulders will average twenty-four inches.
While your puppy is growing you can check the Belgian Tervuren puppies growth chart but do keep in mind that these are average weights.
To ensure your Belgian Tervuren is growing properly through all stages of their first year, give them a high-quality puppy and adult food, plenty of mental and physical stimulation, and have them visit their veterinarian for wellness and weight checks and all of the necessary vaccinations.
If at any time you are concerned about their weight and growth, consult with their veterinarian.