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Bouvier des Flandres


Rational, loyal, and gentle, Bouviers are some of the most pleasant dogs around. They are extremely good natured, but don’t let that fool you; when necessary, it will protect its family with great zeal. Bouviers need to be trained well; a Bouvier needs strong leadership from it’s master, otherwise it can begin to think it is the boss, and will be suspicious, and even aggressive. Under the care of an assertive and steady owner, the Bouvier will be gentle, loving, and fun; the perfect family dog.  

Adult Size

  • Huge
  • Large

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Normally

Appropriate Environment

  • Apartment
  • Fenced In Yard
  • House
  • Invisible Fenced Yard

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Doesn’t Like Being Left Alone

Breed Group

  • Herding Group

Coat Length

  • Medium Coat

Coat Quality

  • Double Coat
  • Rough Coat


  • Black
  • Black & Brindle
  • Black & Brown
  • Black & Fawn
  • Black & Gray
  • Black & White
  • Blue
  • Blue & Gray
  • Brown
  • Silver & Gray
  • White


  • Drools Occasionally

Energy Level

  • Energetic
  • Very Energetic

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Lots of Exercise
  • Needs Regular Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 24-26″
  • 27-30″

Full Grown Weight

  • 71-75lbs
  • 76-80lbs
  • 80-90lbs
  • 91-100lbs

General Health

  • Healthy Breed
  • Pretty Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Not a Great Choice for Your First Dog

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Can Manage in Cold Weather
  • Tolerates Cold Weather Well

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Doesn’t Do Well in Hot Weather

Good With Children?





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