Bouvier des Flandres

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Average size and lifespan

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Height: 1ft 10in - 2ft 4in
Weight: 70-110lbs
Lifespan: 10 - 12 Years


  • Affection4/5
  • Kid-Friendly2/5
  • Stranger-Friendly2/5
  • Dog-Friendly3/5
  • Barking Amount3/5


  • Grooming Difficulty4/5
  • Shedding Amount3/5
  • Easy to Train3/5
  • Can Be Alone3/5
  • Exercise Need4/5


  • Cold Tolerance4/5
  • Heat Tolerance3/5
  • Apartment-Friendly3/5

Bouvier des Flandres Information

Bouvier des FlandresThis big, no-frills dog was bred to help out at farms in Belgium and France. They hauled product, helped churn butter, drove the cattle, guarded the stock and much more. With this breeding, the Bouvier des Flandres is big-boned, powerful pup with a heavy, rough coat.

Why would you pick the Bouvier des Flandres as your pet? Their affectionate character, huge heart and excellent character. They are also easy to train and like to protect your family and home.

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breed stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

Breed FAQs

Can Bouvier des Flandress be apartment dogs?

Bouvier des Flandress aren't ideal for apartments, but might be able to live there successfully if there are enough opportunities to find larger spaces nearby to play.

Can Bouvier des Flandress be left alone?

While Bouvier des Flandress prefer to be around their owners, they can do fairly well when left alone if necessary.

Are Bouvier des Flandress good with kids?

Bouvier des Flandress can be difficult to handle with the rowdy behavior of a child. They should be watched very closely.

Are Bouvier des Flandress friendly with strangers?

Bouvier des Flandress tend to be uncomfortable with strangers. They will require extra training effort to socialize them with those outside their family.

Do Bouvier des Flandress get along with other dogs?

Although Bouvier des Flandress will mostly get along with other dogs, they may have some issues. They can typically be dealt with by socializing them with other dogs.

Do Bouvier des Flandress bark a lot?

As far as dogs go, Bouvier des Flandress bark an average amount. You can expect them to bark to alert you, get your attention, or when there are strangers or other dogs.

Do Bouvier des Flandress shed a lot?

Bouvier des Flandress shed a medium amount. They will have seasonal shedding, but aren't terrible to clean up after.

Do Bouvier des Flandress need a lot of grooming?

The Bouvier des Flandres requires continued maintenance to keep their coats in healthy condition. They're not the most demanding but are on the higher end.

Do Bouvier des Flandress need a lot of exercise?

The Bouvier des Flandres has a good amount of energy and will need to be exercised with some walks and play to keep them happy.

Are Bouvier des Flandress easy to train?

Although Bouvier des Flandress can be a challenge to train, they can be taught with some dedicated work or by hiring some training help.

Can Bouvier des Flandress handle cold weather?

Bouvier des Flandress do well in cold weather. You may need to protect their paws, but they'll do well in colder climates.

Can Bouvier des Flandress handle hot weather?

Although Bouvier des Flandress can tolerate hot conditions, be careful not to expose them for too long.

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