Bouvier des Flandres

Other names : Belgian Cattle Dog, Flanders Cattle Dog, Vlaamse Koehond

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Life expectancy

The Bouvier des Flandres has a life expectancy of between 10 and 12 years




Adult size

Female Between 23 and 26 in
Male Between 24 and 27 in

Adult weight

Female Between 60 and 77 lb
Male Between 77 and 88 lb
Coat colour
Black Blue
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Bouvier des Flandres costs between £500 and £800

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More details about the Bouvier des Flandres

Bouvier des Flandres: Origins and history

Although his exact heritage isn’t documented, it is thought that the Bouvier descended from the Barbet, the Dutch Griffon and early Sheepdogs. During both World Wars this breed was utilised as a service dog, to locate mines and ammunition, and also as a sentry and messenger. The Breed of Bouvier des Flandres was first recognised in 1912 in Europe. 

FCI classification of the Bouvier des Flandres

  • Group 1 - Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs)

  • Section 2 : Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs)

Training a Bouvier des Flandres

The Bouvier des Flandres dog is usually easy to train, providing sufficient patience, effort and time is dedicated to this task.

Bouvier des Flandres: Purchase price

Initial purchase cost between £500 to £800. Monthly costs, including pet insurance, veterinary visits, vaccinations and feeding, are between £80 to £110.

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