"The oldest books are still only just out
to those who have not read them."
~ Samuel Butler
 
All-Around READing Dogs
Maryland ~ "Spree"  

BelgianTervuren therapy dog.

Ver-r-ry interesting .

Spree loves meeting her kids at the beginning of each school year and knows just how to encourage them when they have trouble with a line in their book: she rolls over on her back and wags her tail until they l

Belgian Tervuren with a favorite book.

Spree eagerly awaits the next reader.

At the end of a wonderfully long and busy day, Spree can be found curled up in her daddy's recliner taking a nap---maybe with a good book under her chin?

Spree is a 4-year-old Belgian Tervuren. Known for its elegant appearance, the breed combines good looks with intelligence, alertness, courage, and devotion to its master. The Tervuren is one of four varities of Belgian sheepdogs. Spree is a great example of her breed and actually has a job as a calendar model. She is featured in the 2008 Belgian Shepherd Dog calendar.

This therapy dog is a Belgian  Tervuren.

Spree is an amazing R.E.A.D.® dog,
always ready to offer encouragement .

Spree and her partner are Delta Society (now Pet Partners) and R.E.A.D. registered teams, and they also belong to the National Capital Therapy Dogs. Since 2004 they have been visiting Faith Baptist Christian School in Laurel, Maryland, where Spree listens to children read every Tuesday morning. Spree has been featured on a local TV news program and in newspapers and magazines.

The Belgian Tervuren is a herding breed, watchful and attentive, and zealously friendly and affectionate with those they know well. Their energetic nature functions best when given a good deal of exercise, at least a long walk or jog every day, and they do love an invigorating play session.

Lucky for Spree, she can work off her Tervuren excess energy in many ways. When not working as a therapy dog she enjoys competing in agility, and lately she has been learning canine freestyle and how to herd sheep.

Belgian Tervuren smiling while being petted by children.

Spree smiles broadly for a welcome
ear rub and chest massage.

When she's just being a dog, Spree loves to swim, chase tennis balls, catch Frisbees, and spend quality people time with special friends.


 

     
 
 
 
 

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