Grooming of the Bouvier Breed

A Bouvier des Flandres has a weather-resistant double coat and depending on how you look at it, can be a curse for you and a blessing for the animal. The thick and coarse outer coat keeps it protected against extreme weather conditions as oppose to the undercoat, which is dense and fine.
The Bouvier breed do not shed excessively, but grooming is essential in keeping their coats looking good. You need to start grooming the Bouvier breed as puppies so that they are used to the process as part of its life. They get dirty and grubby very easily and owners can expect dirty and wet beards, feces on the hindquarters, muddy paws and leaves, etc. on the coats.
A Bouvier des Flandres coat must be brushed several times a week and checking for burrs, ticks, and weeds every day is recommended. Bathing the dog every six to eight weeks and keeping its coat trimmed regularly will make life much easier for you and the animal. Often owners use professionals to groom their Bouvier breed, but even in this instance you need to brush it on a daily basis.
Owners considering getting a Bouvier des Flandres must take this into consideration, as it is a time consuming and often an expensive animal to keep for this reason. Preventing bad breath and gum disease in the Bouvier breed requires that you brush the animals’ teeth daily in removing bacteria and tartar buildup.
A Bouvier needs to get its nails trimmed once or twice a month and as soon as you can hear the nails clicking on the floor, you need to trim it. If you do not know how short to trim it, get advice from a vet, as the toenails have blood vessels in it and cutting to far can cause bleeding. Check the Bouvier breed’s ears regularly for bad odors and redness, which is an indication of infection.