About the Bouvier des Flanders

The Bouvier des Flandres was originally used to drive herds, as a draft animal and to churn butter. The modernisation of farm equipment changed this and nowadays the Bouvier des Flandres is used to guard farms and as a defence dog.

These strong-willed dogs do best with experienced owners who are able to devote time to their training and grooming needs.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

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France
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FCI Group 1, AKC Herding Group
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Large
Avg life expectancy
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Intelligent / Calm / Confident / Lively / Hard-working

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  • Makes a great guard dog
  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Gentle with children