|The legacy of the Bouvier has produced many admirable qualities in this breed! He is a square, powerfully built dog, His harsh double coat protects him in all types of weather; his keen sense of smell and watchful gaze make him a most suitable farm dog. (He thrives on plenty of room to work and exercise, but he is not an “outdoor dog”; he must live with his loving people — his “flock,” his “pack”.)|
He is agile, alert and intelligent, with character of great spirit and fearlessness; yet, he is serene in disposition, and has an even temperament. They are a large size dog ranging from 24.5-27.5 inches (male), 23.5-26.5 inches (female) and 70-120 lbs. We raise a more medium size at 80-95 lbs approximately. Their life expectancy is 10-12 years.
Today, the Bouvier des Flandres acts as a family friend, protector, shepherd, and guide dog for the blind or hearing impaired. His intelligence, sense of threat discrimination and keen scent qualifies many Bouviers to excel in police work, tracking and drug detection. However, we raise ours to be mostly companions and family friends!
Owning a Bouvier, like many dogs, requires patience, love, a lot of grooming, a willingness to exercise the dog, a desire to have a companion who follows you around the house keeping an eye on you, and a commitment to complete at least one set of good obedience classes.