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Breed Standard

Effective March 1, 2007
AKC Approval January, 2007

General Appearance

The first impression of the Belgian Tervuren is that of a well-balanced, medium-size dog, elegant in appearance, standing squarely on all fours, with proud carriage of head and neck. He is strong, agile, well-muscled, alert and full of life. He gives the impression of depth and solidity without bulkiness. The male should appear unquestionably masculine; the female should have a distinctly feminine look and be judged equally with the male. The Belgian Tervuren is a natural dog and there is no need for excessive posing in the show ring.

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Breed Standard Revisions

Changes to the official Standard for the Breed are subject to a two-thirds vote in favor by ballot of Regular Members in good standing of the ABTC. Following this, the American Kennel Club also must approve. These rules are prescribed by the Club's By-laws. This ballot required return to an independent tabulation organization by July 21, 2006.

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