posted 26 June by Rebecca Leonard

Bouvier des Flandres Temperament and Lifespan

Bouvier is the happiest when it is close to the master. As for the training it needs a steady hand in the suede glove. Bouvier is extremely smart, but there's inherent desire for some independence, sometimes it shows stubbornness. If the dog decides that it will not do something, it'll never do it. Force cannot make it obey. It is necessary to show restraint, patience and perseverance. Bouvier retains the playfulness and a cheerful disposition lifelong. But this does not mean that it is stupid. Bouvier in the house is quiet and barks little. It is not very friendly to strangers but this is an excellent watchdog and protector. It cares for children and behaves as the elderly of their family, knowing that they are weak and defenseless.

The dogs of this breed usually live about 12-15 years.

How Much Does a Bouvier des Flandres Cost and Price Range

The price for Bouvier ranges from $300 to $700. The pet quality dogs can be found cheaper but the breed and the show quality dogs cost more. Decide what aim you have when buying the dog and find the trustworthy breeder whose location also affects the price.

Bouvier des Flandres Colors, Shedding, Full Size and Average Weight

Powerful, stocky dog, which is solid build and has a strong coarse constitution of square format. The coat consists of a coarse guard hair and a soft, dense undercoat and lying waves, more Colour is from pale to black, and the "pepper and salt" and brindle. Height: female: 59-65 cm male: 62-68 cm. Weight: female: 27-35 kg, male: 35-40 kg

Bouvier des Flandres Breed Characteristics, Information and Facts

For someone who wants to have a fearless, strong and reliable guard dog, a Bouvier will be a godsend. This strong and brave dog is resolute, obeys the owner - it is easy to manage, can be successfully used for the detention of criminals. At the same time, balanced behavior allows Bouvier to be trained to work as a guide for the blind, which is often practiced in Europe.

During the First World War due to the lack of strong horses strong Bouvier des Flandres was used in the sled for the export of the wounded and the delivery of various cargoes. Bouvier is now used mainly for protection, is a friend and protector of the family, a reliable bodyguard. These dogs can be used for investigative, health and service spheres, and to help the blind people.

Bouvier loves all members of the family in which it lives, takes a lot of patience for pranks of children and enjoys playing with them. Dogs of this breed can be successfully kept in the yard and in the house, it will not bring trouble, and in the apartment, provided that it will be quite a lot of walking and activities to be engaged in.