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Flanders Cattle Dog

Calm yet bold, the Flanders Cattle Dog is an intelligent, energetic dog.

About the Flanders Cattle Dog

The Flanders Cattle Dog was originally used to drive herds, as a draft animal and to churn butter. The modernization of farm equipment changed this and nowadays the Flanders Cattle Dog is used to guard farms and as a defense 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

FCI Group 1, AKC Herding Group
Size category
Avg life expectancy
10–12 years

Intelligent / Calm / Confident / Lively / Hard-working

Key facts

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

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