Bouvier des Flandres

  • Size

  • Height

    Males – 24.5 to 27.5 inches at the withers, Females – 23.5 to 26.5 inches at the withers
  • Weight

    Males – 80 to 100 pounds, Females – 65 to 85 pounds
  • Coat

  • Color

    Fawn to black, salt and pepper, gray, brindle
  • Energy

  • Activities

    Tracking, Herding, Police and Military Work, Search and Rescue, Carting, Agility, Obedience, Schutzhund, Conformation
  • Indoor/Outdoor


The sturdy, rugged Bouvier des Flandres originally was bred to herd cattle near the Belgian town of Flanders. His name means “cowherd from Flanders,” but along with herding, the breed performed farm jobs such as drafting and guarding. With his calm, gentle temperament, this breed is a loving family companion The Bouvier needs frequent grooming to strip his rough, shaggy coat and plenty of exercise.

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