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Bouvier des Flanders

Bouvier des Flanders Breed Information

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Description:

Bouvier des Flanders are an imposing breed with a heavily-coated head. They have both a beard and a moustache and shaggy eyebrows. Bouviers have a rough shaggy coat that is harsh to the touch but protects them from the elements.

 

Country of Origin:

The Bouvier des Flanders originated in Belgium

Height:

Bouvier des Flanders Dogs 23-28 inches (58-71 cm.); Bitches 22-27 inches (56-69 cm.)

Weight:

Bouvier des Flanders Dogs 75-90 pounds (34-41 kg.); Bitches 60-80 pounds (27-36 kg.)

Colors:

Bouvier des Flanders may be various shades from black to fawn to gray to brindle.

Coat:

Rugged and wiry, the Bouvier des Flanders has a harsh coat which is well suited to various climatic conditions including the cold and the rain. Bouviers require regular brushings and must be trimmed three times a year. A well groomed Bouvier des Flanders sheds very little.

Temperament:

The intelligent and obedient Bouvier des Flanders looks mean but in reality is calm and gentle. They are excellent at learning and once they learn a command they will remember it their entire lives. Bouvier des Flanders are famous for their loyalty. They require an experienced handler and are often protective of their families. Bouviers do not reach adulthood until they are 2-3 years old.

Health Concerns:

Although prone to hip dysplasia and bloat, the Bouvier des Flanders is generally a healthy breed.

Life Expectancy:

The Bouvier des Flanders can be expected to live about 10-12 years.

Living Environment:

Bouviers require lots of exercise and running spaces and are therefore best suited for suburban or country life.

AKC Group:

The Bouvier des Flanders is in the Herding Group

 
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