Bouvier des Flandres


The Bouvier des Flandres is a herding dog breed originating in Flanders. They were originally used for general farm work including cattle droving, sheep herding, and cart pulling, and nowadays as guard dogs and police dogs, as well as being kept as pets. The French name of the breed means, literally, "Cow Herder of Flanders", referring to the Flemish origin of the breed. Other names for the breed are Toucheur de Boeuf, Vlaamse Koehond, and Vuilbaard.


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Characteristics / Temperament

Dogs have several different traits or characteristics which may or may not be right for you. Learn if the Bouvier des Flandres has the set of characteristics that are right for you.

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Coat Colors

The recognised colors of the Bouvier des Flandres are: black, white, and brown.

Life Expectancy

The Bouvier des Flandres has a life expectancy of 10 to 13 years.

Height and Weight

The Bouvier des Flandres typically weighs between 45 to 80 pounds, placing it on the heavier end of dog breeds. It's typically 18 to 25 inches in height.
Gender Weight Range Height Range
Male 55 pounds - 80 pounds 20 inches - 25 inches
Feamle 45 pounds - 70 pounds 18 inches - 24 inches

Food Consumption in Cups

The Bouvier des Flandreswill require on average 2.0 cups of dog food daily for proper nutrition.

Bouvier des Flandres Photos

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