Dog Breed Profiles

Bouvier des Flandres

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Dog Breed Group
Herding Dogs 
Origin of Breed
Belgium to herd cows 
Life Expectancy
10 - 12 Years 
Color
Fawn to black, including brindle 
Coat
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 
Temperament
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)
88 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
88 
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 

Breed Description

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.

Breed Infobits

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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