Bouvier des Flandres

  • Size

    Large
  • 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

    Medium
  • Color

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

    High
  • Activities

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

    Both

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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