Characteristics of Bouvier des Flandres

The Bouvier breed is generally large with an adult male weighing around 95 pounds. Their fur can be a mixture of black and white, fawn, blonde, gray, brindle, and black. Some Bouvier des Flandres even have a white chest patch. The Bouvier breed is double coated animals, long bearded faces and their overall physique is dense and thick overall. The outer coats of these animals are tough and coarse and protect them well in extreme weather conditions. The inner coat of a Bouvier des Flandres is much smoother and softer.
Their temperament is friendly and docile and takes to new commands easily and well receptive learning dogs. Other characteristics of the Bouvier breed is intelligent and brave, very loyal, playful, confident, and tranquil. It is found in some of the dogs that they have aggressiveness and until you know your dog, it is safe to keep in mind around children.
The Bouvier breed is a strong and hard working dog and often found on farms and a lively dog, full of vitality. When keeping a Bouvier in a yard or apartment it is extremely important to allow the dog to have sufficient physical exercise. It is not only vital for the animals own health, but in will also keep its temperament in check. These dogs are kept in apartments, but do not do as well as their counterparts in rural settings and suburban areas.
The Bouvier des Flandres has a life expectancy around 10 – 12 years if taken care off. It is a healthy and robust dog that can settle well in extreme climates, due to its thick coat. The Bouvier des Flandres however may be vulnerable to ailments such as gastric torsion, hypothyroidism, hip dysplasia, cataract and more, but as with any other animal it should be taken for regular check-ups at the veterinarian.