Bouvier des Ardennes

Other names : Ardennes Cattle Dog, Ardennes Droving Dog, Petit Bouvier

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Life expectancy

The Bouvier des Ardennes has a life expectancy of between 11 and 13 years




Adult size

Female Between 20 and 22 in
Male Between 22 and 24 in

Adult weight

Female Between 49 and 62 lb
Male Between 62 and 77 lb
Coat colour
Black Brown Blue Red Sand
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Bouvier des Ardennes costs between £400 and £600

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More details about the Bouvier des Ardennes

Bouvier des Ardennes: Origins and history

Although not much is known about the origins of this breed, it is thought to have come about during the early 1800s, in Belgium in the Ardennes region.  After both World Wars, the breed was thought to be extinct, however two small groups were discovered, which over the following years, have been used to build up the presence of the breed once more.

FCI classification of the Bouvier des Ardennes

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

  • Section 2 : Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs)

Training a Bouvier des Ardennes

As herding dogs they are quite easy to train and are certainly obedient dogs. Very intelligent and will learn quite complex commands. A tireless and dedicated worker.

Bouvier des Ardennes: Purchase price

This dog will cost you between £400 to £600 to buy. Monthly feeding costs will be around £30, with an additional budget required for vaccinations and health insurance for your pet. 

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