Introducing The Bouvier des Flandres

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Charles Price Charles Houston Price

CHARLES HOUSTON PRICE, age 79, of New Market, TN passed away Monday, December 29, 2014. Preceded in death by first wife, Betty Bruce Price; mother, Violet Tesseniar; father, Walter Houston Price; step-mother, Marie Price Collins; brother, Nick Price. He was a former Captain of Marine Corps, an author, publisher, musician, member of Cutlery Hall of Fame, A. B. S. and an avid dog enthusiast. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Price; daughters, Anita Dodson (Tim), and Renee Sieg (Bob); step-children, Brian Smith (Lynne), and Casey Smith; grandchildren, Shay, Savannah, Jordan, Hannah, Lindsey and Roxy; great-grandchildren, Carson and Kendall; brothers and sisters, Wilma Grimes, Doug Price, Sondra Newman and Gary Price; several nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 3, 2014 at Farrar Funeral Home with Rev. Robin Lindsey officiating. Family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, 3800 Fettler Park Drive, Ste. 104, Dumfries, VA 22025 or on line at marineheritage.org, or to American Bouvier Rescue League, ABRL, c/o Deborah Abeles, PO Box 689, Cheshire, MA, 01225.


Farrar Funeral Home - Jefferson City
411 West Broadway Blvd.
Jefferson City, TN, US, 37760
(865) 475-3892

The Bouvier des Flandres in Brief

The legacy of the Bouvier has produced many admirable qualities in this breed. He is a square, powerfully built dog, rugged and formidable in appearance. 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.

Today, the Bouvier des Flandres acts as a farm dog, 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.

Owning a Bouvier, like many dogs, requires patience, love, a lot of grooming, a willingness to exercise the dog and pay for regular health care, 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.

Taken from History of the Bouvier des Flandres - Origin: Belgium



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