The Bouvier des Flandres originally varied enormously in weight, size and colour but still had enough common characteristics to be recognised as the Bouvier des Flandres. They had various names, according to the type of work they did. In the early days they were work dogs. Owners were cattle merchants, butchers or farmers and had no interest in breeding dogs. This is a perfect farm dog and he eagerly participates in obedience, agility, conformation and tracking events.
His double coat gives him protection against harsh weather and the colour can start at fawn and go through shades of salt and pepper, brindle, gray and end up black. He’s a great companion although isn’t very active at home. He still does need regular exercise. His coat needs brushing weekly to get rid of dead hair and stop it from matting. Because he’s a big dog, be careful when he’s near children and other animals. His height varies from 23.5 – 27.5 inches.