The Bouvier des Flandres was originally bred to be a versatile farm dog. He helped farmers in a multitude of tasks, including herding livestock (particularly cattle), pulling carts, and guarding. The hard-working and intelligent Bouvier is still an ideal farm dog, as well as a capable service, assistance, law enforcement, and guard dog. And while you can also find him competing in obedience, agility, and herding trials, serving as family companion is the role that seems to suit him best. See below for complete list of Bouvier des Flandres characteristics! Bouvier des Flandres Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts – DogtimeInitiate Gallery Additional articles you will be interested in: Adoption
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Watch and learn about Bouvier des Flandres dog’s key characteristics:

Key Vitals of Bouvier des Flandres
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Bouvier des Flandres Herding Dogs 1 foot, 11 inches to 2 feet, 4 inches tall at the shoulder 70 to 100 pounds 10 to 12 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Bouvier des Flandres is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Bouvier des Flandres has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Bouvier des Flandres is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Bouvier des Flandres has scored high and is suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Bouvier des Flandres is rated 2 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Bouvier des Flandres has scored low and is not suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Bouvier des Flandres is rated 4 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level. This means Bouvier des Flandres has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level parameter.

Bouvier des Flandres is rated 2 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone. This means Bouvier des Flandres has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone parameter.

Bouvier des Flandres is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather. This means Bouvier des Flandres has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather parameter.

Bouvier des Flandres is rated 2 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather. This means Bouvier des Flandres has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Bouvier des Flandres is rated 4 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness. This means Bouvier des Flandres has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness parameter.

Bouvier des Flandres is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family. This means Bouvier des Flandres has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family parameter.

Bouvier des Flandres is rated 5 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. This means Bouvier des Flandres has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs parameter.

Bouvier des Flandres is rated 2 out of 5 in Friendly Dog. This means Bouvier des Flandres has scored low and is not suitable in Friendly Dog parameter.

Bouvier des Flandres is rated 2 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers. This means Bouvier des Flandres has scored low and is not suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers parameter.

Health Grooming:

Bouvier des Flandres is rated 3 out of 5 in Health Grooming. This means Bouvier des Flandres has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming parameter.

Bouvier des Flandres is rated 1 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding. This means Bouvier des Flandres has scored low and is not suitable in Amount Of Shedding parameter.

Bouvier des Flandres is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential. This means Bouvier des Flandres has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential parameter.

Bouvier des Flandres is rated 2 out of 5 in Easy To Groom. This means Bouvier des Flandres has scored low and is not suitable in Easy To Groom parameter.

Bouvier des Flandres is rated 3 out of 5 in General Health. This means Bouvier des Flandres has scored high and is suitable in General Health parameter.

Bouvier des Flandres is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain. This means Bouvier des Flandres has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain parameter.

Bouvier des Flandres is rated 4 out of 5 in Size. This means Bouvier des Flandres has scored high and is suitable in Size parameter.

Trainability:

Bouvier des Flandres is rated 3 out of 5 in Trainability. This means Bouvier des Flandres has scored high and is suitable in Trainability parameter.

Bouvier des Flandres is rated 5 out of 5 in Easy To Train. This means Bouvier des Flandres has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train parameter.

Bouvier des Flandres is rated 4 out of 5 in Intelligence. This means Bouvier des Flandres has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence parameter.

Bouvier des Flandres is rated 2 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness. This means Bouvier des Flandres has scored low and is not suitable in Potential For Mouthiness parameter.

Bouvier des Flandres is rated 2 out of 5 in Prey Drive. This means Bouvier des Flandres has scored low and is not suitable in Prey Drive parameter.

Bouvier des Flandres is rated 4 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. This means Bouvier des Flandres has scored high and is suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl parameter.

Bouvier des Flandres is rated 2 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential. This means Bouvier des Flandres has scored low and is not suitable in Wanderlust Potential parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Bouvier des Flandres is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means Bouvier des Flandres has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

Bouvier des Flandres is rated 4 out of 5 in Energy Level. This means Bouvier des Flandres has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level parameter.

Bouvier des Flandres is rated 5 out of 5 in Intensity. This means Bouvier des Flandres has scored high and is suitable in Intensity parameter.

Bouvier des Flandres is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means Bouvier des Flandres has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

Bouvier des Flandres is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness. This means Bouvier des Flandres has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Herding Dogs

Height

1 foot, 11 inches to 2 feet, 4 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

70 to 100 pounds

Life Span

10 to 12 years

Highlights

The Bouvier is not recommended for fastidious people who can’t stand a mess. Although he can be tidied up with a significant amount of elbow grease, his coat tends to collect dirt and debris, which in turn is deposited throughout your house.Not surprisingly, the Bouvier requires a lot of grooming — which can be time-intensive and/or expensive.Because of his assertive personality, this breed is not recommended for first-time dog owners.The Bouvier’s size, herding instinct, and strong personality make leash training highly advisable.The Bouvier is happiest when he is with his family.