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Bouvier des Flandres

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.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living if sufficiently exercised
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.
Also Known As:
Flanders Cattle Dog
Vlaamse Koehond
Bouvier des Flandres
  • Size Large
  • Height Males – 62.5 to 70 centimetres at the withers
    Females – 59.5 to 67.5 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight Males – 36 to 45 kilograms
    Females – 29 to 38.5 kilograms
  • Coat Medium
  • Energy High
  • Colour Fawn to black, salt and pepper, grey, brindle
  • Activities Tracking, Herding, Police and Military Work, Search and Rescue, Carting, Agility, Obedience, Schutzhund, Conformation
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both