Bouvier des Flandres Dog Breed

Thinking of getting a Bouvier des Flandres Dog and want to know if a Bouvier des Flandres is suitable for your household?

Use the Bouvier des Flandres information on this website to learn more about adaptability, health issues, life span of Bouvier des Flandres and more.

Bouvier des Flandres Facts

  • Name: Bouvier des Flandres
  • Other Names: Belgian Cattle Dog, Flanders Cattle Dog, Vlaamse Koehond
  • Origin: Belgium
  • Breed Group: Herding (AKC:1931 & UKC)
  • Breed Type: Purebred


Bouvier des Flandres Dog Facts

Bouvier des Flandres Information

This is a versatile breed able to perform a variety of functions, including cattle herder, draft dog and guard. As such, it combines great strength with agility and endurance. The bouvier is a compact, short-coupled dog, of square proportion and rugged appearance. Its gait is free, bold and proud. Its weatherproof coat is tousled and double, with a fine undercoat and a harsh, dry outer coat. It is trimmed (if necessary) to a length of about 2.5 inches. The head is accentuated by a beard and moustache, which adds to the dog's bold and alert expression.

The bouvier is a steady, stalwart companion that is loyal, devoted, fearless and protective. Given daily exercise, it is calm and well-mannered indoors, but ready for an adventure in the great outdoors. It is independent and confident of its own judgment, yet biddable and willing to please. It can be domineering. It is reserved, even protective, toward strangers and can be aggressive with strange dogs. It is very good with children, although it may nip at heels in play.

What to do if you lose your Bouvier des Flandres

If your Bouvier des Flandres Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Register your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. List the lost pet on the Local Lost Pets Facebook Groups Here.

3. Call the local vet clinics to see if someone has brought in your lost pet.

4. Phone the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Shelters.

What to do if you find a lost Bouvier des Flandres

If you find a Bouvier des Flandres Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Register the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Register the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Call the Local Authority to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the pet to the local Animal Pound assigned to your suburb.

5. Take the pet to the local Vet who can scan the animal’s microchip and locate the registered owner of the pet.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must call your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.