Not afraid of a mess or the mud, the hard-working Bouvier des Flandres is a charming family companion.

Vital Stats

Height: 23 to 28 inches at shoulder
Weight: 70 to 100 pounds
Coat: long and coarse
Life span: 10 to 12 years

Summary
The Bouvier des Flandres was originally bred to be a versatile farm dog. He helped farmers in a multitude of tasks, including herding livestock (particularly cattle), pulling carts, and guarding.

The hard-working and intelligent Bouvier is still an ideal farm dog, as well as a capable service, assistance, law enforcement, and guard dog. And while you can also find him competing in obedience, agility, and herding trials, serving as family companion is the role that seems to suit him best. Full Bouvier des Flandres profile on DogTime.com

Affectionate with family:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Need for exercise:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Playfulness:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Predatory tendencies:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Amount of shedding:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Apartment appropriate:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Ease at being home alone:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Ease of training:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
General health:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Good for new owners:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Compatible with kids:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Easy to groom:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Average:
3.1 out of 5 stars (3.1 / 5)