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Bouvier des Flanders

Size: Large

Weight: 65 - 100 lbs.

Height: 23.5" - 27.5"

Life Span: 11 - 12 years

Health Problems: Hypothyroidism; lymphoma; bloat

Origin: Belgium

Also Known As: Belgian Cattle Dog

Group: Herding

Category: Companion Dog, Herding

Exercise Needs

The Bouvier des Flanders will need daily brisk exercise and room to roam.

Grooming Needs

The Bouvier des Flanders needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing.


The Bouvier des Flanders is loyal, devoted and fearless.

Compatibility with Kids

Very good with children, but best when introduced as a puppy.


This farm dog originated in Belgium in the 17th century.

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