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
2015 ABdFC Photo Contest Winners!
Best Friends Forever – Jan Murayama
All Dressed Up – Rhoda Paul
Lazy Dayz of Summer – Matt & Leslie Helge
Let it Snow! – Jan Murayama
Blowin’ in the Wind – Kim Morisette
Am I in Trouble – Corrine Dreyfus
If You’re Happy & You Know it – Diane Elliot
Slish Splash – Susan Mullen
Up, Over, Around & Thru (Agility) – Matt & Leslie Helge
I Smell a Rat (Barn Hunt) – Beth Leabch
Round ‘em Up (Herding) – Jan Murayama
Holiday Celebrations – Pam Sturgill
People’s Choice – Pilar Kuhn