Bouvier des Flandres
There are a variety of farm dogs who put in a hard day’s work and one such dog is the Bouvier des Flandres. The Bouvier des Flandres is a dedicated and rugged dog who will work morning, noon and night to please his owner and get the job done. Mainly a cattle herder and farm dog in the past, the Bouvier des Flandres is today often found in the agility ring, obedience competitions and tracking competitions.
The coat of the Bouvier des Flandres comes in a variety of different colors, including black, salt/pepper color tones, fawn, gray, brindle and more. This dog stands between 23 to 27 inches high at the shoulder.
Although the Bouvier des Flandres was often a working dog in the past, today this dog is often seen in the home with his owner and family. This dog shows dedication to his family members and is very obedient by nature. This pup also shows guardian traits and will be protective of the family around strangers. Daily exercise is important for the Bouvier des Flandres as the history of this breed as a working dog means that he has a craving for the outdoors.
With a thick, double coat, the grooming of the Bouvier des Flandres may take a bit longer than his shorthaired counterparts, yet once you get the hang of it, the grooming should not be too arduous a task.
With his size, it is a good idea to provide supervision with the Bouvier des Flandres when he is around other pets and children. All in all, the Bouvier des Flandres makes for a good house pet as well as a cattle herding dog for farmers. Just be sure to take care of exercising your Bouvier des Flandres and tending to his double coat which may mat.