Bouvier des Flandres

Bouvier des Flandres

Height

24.5-27.5 inches (male), 23.5-26.5 inches (female)

Weight

70-110 pounds

Life Expectency

10-12 years

BEHAVIOR

Appearance

The Bouvier des Flandres is a powerfully built, compact, short-coupled, rough-coated dog of notably rugged appearance. He gives the impression of great strength without any sign of heaviness or clumsiness in his overall makeup. He is agile, spirited and b

Head

The head is impressive in scale, accentuated by beard and mustache. It is in proportion to body and build. The expression is bold and alert. Eyes neither protrude nor are sunken in the sockets. Their shape is oval with th

Body

Neck: Clean, free from throatiness; slightly arched, very powerful and well set on. Shoulders: Sloping, fine at the withers and free from coarseness or lumber. Chest: Rather narrow, with great

Forequarters

Strong boned, well muscled and straight. The shoulders are relatively long, muscular but not loaded, with good layback. The shoulder blade and humerus are approximately the same length, forming an angle slightly greater than 90 degrees when standing. Stee

Hindquarters

Firm, well muscled with large, powerful hams. They should be parallel with the front legs when viewed from either front or rear. Legs moderately long, well muscled, neither too straight nor too inclined. Thighs wide and muscular. The upper thigh must be n

Coat

A tousled, double coat capable of withstanding the hardest work in the most inclement weather. The outer hairs are rough and harsh, with the undercoat being fine, soft and dense. The coat may be trimmed slightly only to accent the body line. Overtrimming