Tervards are definitely one of the more obscure dog breeds out there, with their total population likely not even exceeding a few hundred thousand dogs in total. This starkly contrasts against the population size of the Tervard's German Shepherd parents (whose population size has been reported to exceed 3.5 million globally, per the American Kennel Club). But just because Tervards aren't as numerous as their German Shepherd or their Belgian Tervuren parents doesn't mean that they aren't outstanding dogs in their own right. On the contrary, Tervards were bred to possess their parent breeds' best traits, potentially making this hybrid just as awesome as their parents and then some!
Though most Tervards tend to physically resemble their Tervuren parents more than their German Shepherd parents, the mentality of these dogs tends to be much more in line with that of a G-Shep. That's good news for anyone who's looking for a pet that won't mind being around kids or the elderly, as German Shepherds are renowned for their kind and nurturing attitudes. The biggest challenges in caring for a Tervard will lie in grooming one of these thick coated beasts and providing them with enough stimulation to keep them from getting bored. Tervards can make great additions to any home, provided that their caretakers are willing to put in the work to set them up for success.