Bouvier des Flandres
- Dog Breed Group
- Herding Dogs
- Origin of Breed
- Belgium to herd cows
- Life Expectancy
- 10 - 12 Years
- Fawn to black, including brindle
- Rough, thick, harsh with a soft dense undercoat
- Exercise Needs
- Needs plenty of exercise, but be careful not to jogged with him over long distances as he is heavy in structure and predispositi
- Alert, responsive, even tempered
- Good with Children
- Gentle with family children but may be intolerant of other children. If raised with other pets, the Bouvier will be tolerant. He
- Grooming Needs
- Regular attention should be given to his teeth, nails and ears. Weekly brushing is a must.
- Average Size - Male (in)
- 24.5 - 27.5
- Average Size - Female (in)
- 23.5 - 26.5
- Average Weight - Male (lbs)
- Average Weight - Female (lbs)
- Health Issues
- Some problems with hip dysplasia, bloat and eye problems.v
- Living Conditions
- He will adapt to country or suburban living, but does the best in the country. A fenced yard is a must and he should not be kept
The Bouvier des Flandres is a powerfully built, compact, rough-coated dog of rugged appearance. He is agile, spirited and bold with a calm and steady manner. The Bouvier is easy going but aloof, he can sometimes be serious or moody. His herding instincts will keep him close to home. Used in police work and helping the blind, he loves the company of people.
The Bouvier des Flandres has been used as a guard dog and for rescuing the wounded in battle.
Herding cows is the true mission of the Bouvier des Flanders.
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