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

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
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