Bouvier Des Flandres

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Breed Group: Herding
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This intimidating breed is rather calm and gentle, but comes off as fearless and powerful. Adaptable to many environments, this breed makes an ideal guard or watchdog. Intelligent and easy to train, all the while keeping you entertained.
The Bouvier Des Flandres is best described as enthusiastic, even-tempered, playful, gentle, and pleasant, this breed can make an excellent household companion. Great with children, but should be socialized from puppyhood with other animals if they are to get along.
A quiet and calm breed, the Bouvier Des Flandres is intelligent, fearless, good natured, and responsible. This breed is not recommended for the average pet owner and requires firm handling to avoid any dominance issues. Given the right home, training, and love, this breed would be great for family life.
Having a long and shaggy coat, the Bouvier Des Flandres requires much maintenance in the grooming field. Needing to be trimmed at least three times a year to prevent any matts or tangles, this breed should also be brushed on a daily basis. If properly groomed, this breed will shed little hair.
The Bouvier Des Flandres is a thick and heavy coated dog with a distinctive beard and mustache. Coat requires extensive maintenance grooming wise. Harsh, rough, and shaggy looking hair is dry and somewhat crisp. Undercoat is soft and dense, while outercoat is rough and harsh.
Consistent training is a must for this large and sometimes stubborn breed. Requires firm training. A quick learner, the Bouvier Des Flandres makes an excellent guard dog and is generally easy to train.
The Bouvier Des Flandres does best with a large sized yard, but will do okay in apartment life if given proper exercise. A very active breed, this dog must be regularly exercised. Long walks, and running free are recommended under close supervision.
69-90 lbs
Male: 24-28; Female: 24-27 inches
from fawn to black, including salt and pepper, gray, and brindle
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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How much do Bouvier Des Flandres puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Bouvier Des Flandres varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Bouvier Des Flandres puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Bouvier Des Flandres sold is $1,250.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Bouvier Des Flandres with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $2,800 upwards to $6,900 or even more for a Bouvier Des Flandres with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Bouvier Des Flandres sold is $1,300.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,250.00
Average Price: $1,300.00
Top Quality: $2,800.00 to $6,900.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 597 Bouvier Des Flandres puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Bouvier Des Flandres puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Bouvier Des Flandres true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Bouvier Des Flandres Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 597 Bouvier Des Flandres dogs.
  • 1. Bear
  • 2. Max
  • 3. Stella
  • 4. Chicago
  • 5. Chloe
  • 6. Gracie
  • 7. Kiya
  • 8. Bella
  • 9. Chicago Gal
  • 10. Daisy
  • 11. Raven
  • 12. Big Boy
  • 13. Blacky
  • 14. Boy In Blue
  • 15. Chicago Finn
  • 16. Duke
  • 17. Finn
  • 18. Inka
  • 19. Jewels
  • 20. Moose

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Member Since: August 2018
Location: Southwest Michigan, Michigan
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Hello.. I live on a small farm in Michigan .. I raise Morgan Horses, Bouvier des Flanders and have just added French Bulldogs!! You can find me on facebook as well under Perrin Bouviers and Perrin Frenchies;)

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Anonymous asked:
Is there any health issues that are common with the Bouvier breed? My girl will be 10 in July. In the last year my girl has had 2 mast cell cancerous tumors removed and lost her left eye to glaucoma. At this point we are trying to save her right eye it won't be long before she looses her sight in that eye.

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First off, I am so sorry to hear about your girl. She sounds like a fighter though, and I hope you are able to have more time with her. Even if she does loose her sight completely. remember she is still your girl. Give her all the extra love and attention she needs. Sadly, there are quite a few health problems related to this wonderful breed. These include but are not limited too myopathy, cataracts, deafness, ectopic ureters, epilepsy, glaucoma, hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism, laryngeal paralysis, megaesophagus, elbow dysplasia, portosystemic shunt, and subaortic stenosis. Like all large and deep-chested breeds, the Bouvier can experience gastric dilatation and bloat. Responsible, reputable and knowledgeable breeders will screen their stock for these problems and work to limit or eliminate these problems in their lines all together.

Anonymous asked:
I am interested in getting a Bouvier and have done a lot of research on them. I currently have two very small dogs (under 10 lbs) a Chihuahua and Mini Dachshund. I used to have a Doberman that was raised with both the littles. He was great with them, but a few times, after he matured, he snapped a few times at the Mini Dachshund. Everything I have read suggests that the Bouvier is capable of getting along with even small animals if raised with them. Do most of you owners/breeders agree with this?



The Bouvier Des Flanders is a beautiful, courageous, hard working dogs. They put their all into their life, whether it be working on a farm, being a service dog, or being a family companion. If raised with the two dogs from puppy-hood, you should not have a problem with this breed. However, it all depends on three things. One, your other two dogs. Make sure they do not bully the puppy either, as you do not want your pup to one day snap back and because he / she is bigger, it does not end well for one of your little ones. Secondly, finding a breeding that either has a small breed dog as well to socialize the puppies, or will agree to bring in a couple of small breed dogs to socialize the puppies before they even leave the breeders home. Thirdly, that you socialize your dog well as soon as he / she is home with you. Making sure to introduce the puppy to your original dogs in a calm, neutral space one by one. Then making sure that both your two small dogs and the pup have their own space if they need a break from each other. If this is done, and done consistently, I do not believe you would have an issue introducing a Bouvier into the family.


I got my Bouvier when she was 4 years old and we have 3 little dogs and 3 cats. My Bouvier does have a high prey drive and it took a year for her and 1 of the cats to get used to her cause she tried to eat one of the cats, because that cat always tried to run since she was scared which made my dog want to chase and try to bite her. The little dogs she never had a problem with. One of those 3 cats we got as a kitten when my Bouvier was 8 or 9 it only toke her 3 months to get used to her because the kitten never ran from her and I learned from another bouvier owner to teach her to wait and a treat instead of keeping her on a leash while introducing. We got one of the little dogs this year and my Bouvier is 11 now that’s when it got interesting the new little dog is a puppy Chihuahua. When the puppy would get up in my Bouviers face my girl would growl but I would calmly tell her no or easy. Then when she would look at me or put her head back down and let the puppy play on her head I would Give her a treat. After a week or two she stopped and was fine.

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Hello, my name is Mara and this is my 4th Bouvier. I hope this doesn't sound like a stupid question. Thunder is a reg. service dog and he goes everywhere with my husband and I. We live in the Berkshires in Ma. which can get 20 degrees below zero without the wind, but the summers are generally cool 70 - 90. It always has a small breeze. My question is I know that he has two coats. I have done a lot of reading trying to find out if shaving him done in the summer months is doing him harm or making him feel cooler. I read the 2nd coat keeps him cooler and not to shave him. Do you have any answers or suggestions for Thunder. We want only what is best for are service dog since he takes such good care of me. Thank You. Mara Senecal



I have trained Bouvs FOR 40yrs, never shave the dog. Cut them very short in early Spring, that will give that shaggy coat a chance to grow back for winter.


We have had several Bouv's and due to work lived all over the US including Phoenix AZ. We'd have him groomed short, but never shaved. They will do great adapting.


NEVER shave a Bouvier des Flandres. I am from the Netherlands my family bred and trained them for search and rescue, guarding, see and eye dogs , Etc


We are on our third Bouv and we live in Alaska, we shave ours and have never had a problem with their coat growing back, we keep ours shaved all summer and let it grown out all winter.

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How rare is the Bouvier Des Flandres dog?



I owned many Bouvier Des Flandres' in my lifetime. They say once you own a Bouvier, you would not want another breed. They are very loyal and sweet when trained proper. The Bouvier is not a dog for the first time dog owner, and they are not a rare breed. You have to be very consistent with this breed. They need human companionship therefore, you cannot just leave the dog in your backyard. Once trained, this breed is the most loyal protector and compassionate dog you will ever have.


I also had a Bouvier Des Flandres, and I agree that once you've owned one that is the only breed you'll ever want again. Bozz was the absolute best dog I've ever had. He absolutely loved the water. He'd go to car shows, air shows, sailing, dune buggy riding. He made our family complete. He was a fabulous protector, very well behaved, and loved to have fun. Just make sure you treat him like he should be treated. He lived a great life for 16 years, and there's not a question in my mind as to what kind of dog I'd like to have next. Best Breed in the World! My only question to you is you've had this dog for a couple of years & you don't know what breed he is. Hasn't he ever seen a vet?


I have had 3 bouviers all such gentle souls. Very loyal and so easy to please. They seem to adapt to your life and loved to be loved.


This is my first Bouvier. I have had dogs my entire life but I didn’t even know what a Bouvier was till I got her. We went up to a lady’s place to see a Poodle she had and she had already sold it and she said well I have a Bouvier and we were like what is a Bouvier and I saw her and immediately fell in love. She has been my best friend ever since. She has since got my mom after I have had 2 seizures(she was never trained to do that she just does) she is now 11 years old and still acts like a puppy. In the USA they are a exotic breed and a rare breed of dog. Not one of the exactly extreme rare breeds but they are in the top 30-40 as of the last time I checked. But it honestly depends on what country you are from, what site you want your source from, or if you considered any non registered breeds a breed.

Anonymous asked:
I would like to see the various colors of the bouvier de flanders



To see pictures of many colors of Bouviers do a web search of Bouvier Des Flandres images or Bouvier Des Flandres pictures. Or search Bouvier Des Flandres breed standard colors.


Bouviers have a very high maintenance coat and require a great deal of grooming. They are NOT hypoallergenic. Contact the American Bouvier Rescue League for information regarding bouviers is the Bouvier des Flandres website and you can connect with the rescue there and make a informed decision. Bouviers require a lot of time and socialization and training. I have had them for 40 years and yes they do shed.

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Updated: 7/2/2022