Haha! No... it's a type of Belgian Sheepdog- just like the Malinois is a type of Belgian Sheepdog. There's four Belgian types:It's a type of malinois. Sort of. But not really. But sort f b
I've had the same (and also limited!) experience -- Tervs seem a little smaller, calmer, and less pushy/frenetic than the Mals I've known. Very serious workers, but dialed back in intensity outside the ring. Once they go in, though, it's showtime.At least in what I've seen, Tervs and Groens are typically about the same size, and often that size seems smaller than your typical Mal. This might be because the Mal has also been selectively bred to be larger for police work (though I have no source to cite for that- just my opinion). I've never seen a Laekenois in person.
Tervs do seem really cool! I have pretty limited experience, but the few I've seen have had little aggression. Same with the black dogs. It seems the Mal is the one with the most aggression (like a GSD). Again- is this because of police dog usage in Mals?
Not the one in our flyball club - Jiva is smaller, but NOT calmer, less pushy, or frenetic, she's her own little hurricane, lol. :wild:I've had the same (and also limited!) experience -- Tervs seem a little smaller, calmer, and less pushy/frenetic than the Mals I've known.