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Working Bouvier des Flandres Life Detail

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The Bouvier des Flandres is a herding breed of dog hat originally used for cattle droving, sheep herding, and cart pulling. Now a day’s people used this breed of dog for guardian purpose and also used in police department. The French name of dog mean “cow herder of Flanders”.


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Pet dog first originated in Belgium where these are used as working dog. Farmer enjoys the Bouvier des Flandres dog in their cattle farm.  Later the dogs were used for message forward and rescue purpose. These dogs are still used for multi working like for search, police work, home guardian, carting, military work, tracking dog due to their talented mind ability.

Other Name:

Vlaamse koehond
Flanders cattle dog


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The Bouvier des Flandres is a powerful dog with rough coat. The noticeable feature in appearance of dog is head with heavy bread and mustaches. The tail is docked and ear are triangle shape. Dog head is longer with dark brown oval shape eyes, bushy eyebrow, and coat is thick. Double coat of dog comes in fawn, grey, black in color. A white color star on the chest is sometime show.

Height & Weight:

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Height of male 23-28 Inc female 22-27 Inc
Weigh of male 36-54 kg female 60-80 kg

Life Span:
5 to 10 and average is 8 years


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Bouvier des Flandres dog characteristic are loyal, good family pet, intelligent, and keen guard. These dogs as look horrible as are calm, gentle and obedient. These excellent dogs you can easily train so demand experienced owner. Family dog is best for children. Dog behaviors also depend on owner how to train it and what expected from that. Dog become aggressive only in that situation when owner not communicate with it.

Heath Problem:

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The loyal dog is prone to minor diseases such as hypothyroidism and major are dysplasia, canine hip dysplasia, glaucoma. These dogs can get cattle leg problem but don’t feel it. Eye problem is most common in this breed of dog. Another serious issue related to health that prone bouvier de flandres are cancer, heart diseases.


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On daily base lots of exercise need to your pet bouvier des flandres. You can take it on a long walk but don’t allow it to walk in front. At early stage give less exercise and increase with passage of time. This exercise need to dog for building a strong body.

Living Condition:

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This breed of dog is okay for apartment life. You can keep it active in home back yard.


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Bouvier des Flandres need lots of care like regular bath and shampoo when necessary.  Trim the dog coat three times in a year and remove extra long hair from feet and ear. For bouvier owner it’s noted that this breed of dog is shade very less.

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