Bouvier Des Flanders

Herding Group

Bouviers from The Tribe

Average Height(“‘s)
Average Weight (#’s)
Notes for owners
Double with rough outercoat Considerable Mellow.  Odorous

The Bouvier des Flanders, or Bouvier, or Bouvie is a very versitle dog adapt at many “farmland” chores.  They have a rough full coat and will require more than regular grooming to maintain an “unkempt” appearance.  Bouvies are outdoor dogs with a need for running room.  They are friendly with family children, but like other dogs they should be supervised when strangers are around.  They need a firm owner with consistent handling.  Please read  “Don’t Buy a Bouvier if… “ before getting a Bouvier.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile Bouvier des Flanders Club of America Bouvier des Flanders Club of Canada Bouvier Club of America Rescue Bouvier Buying Guide Advice to a prospective owner “Don’t Buy a Bouvier if….” Bouvier Health Information Bouvier Rescue Links


We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a respectable breeder or rescue organization.  Pet store puppies may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.
If you would like help locating a breeder or rescue agency near you please E-Mail PGAA (, and let us know your city/state and the type of dog you are looking for.  Do not assume that PGAA has qualified all of the breeders or rescues on this site.  Do your own check of each breeder or rescue — be sure that you are comfortable with the organization before you buy, adopt or turn-over a dog.