Bouvier des Flandres
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

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.

Did you know?

The slow-maturing Bouvier des Flandres reaches adulthood at 2 to 3 years of age. During World War I, the Bouvier served as message carriers and cart dogs carrying wounded soldiers.

Training the Bouvier des Flandres

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