Bouvier Des Flandres

Character and temperament

A willful and intelligent dog capable of learning fast. Needs an experienced trainer that can demonstrate firm and consistent training. They can be dominant but with an experienced handler these dogs make a good family pet. They need early socialising and will make good watchdogs as they are very protective.


Originally a cattle herding dog. Used a lot in World War 1 as a message carrier and rescue dog.

General description

A large, compact and powerful dog with a large head and muscular body. They have a rugged double layered coat. Colours vary from fawn through to black.


No special requirements


Restricted exercise during the first year to protect developing bones. An a good daily walk there after, better still to have two walks in a day.


A lot of grooming is needed to help keep them matt free.


Average height (dog)
23 - 28
Average height (bitch)
22 - 27
Average weight (dog)
70- 90
Average weight (bitch)
60 - 80
Average life expectancy
10 - 12
Average litter size
average 8
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