Bouvier des Flandres Breed Profile



Personality

Among the qualities of the Bouvier des Flandres are that they are obedient, pleasant, calm, gentle, enthusiastic, responsible, even tempered, fearless, shyness, and loyal.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog can be good with children, provided the children don't tease the dog. They are very protective of their family.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 10 to 12 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 60 to 90 lbs.

Common Diseases

The most common medical conditions and diseases associated with this breed of dog is around hip dysplasia, and eye problems.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with patience. Shedding is average, brush daily.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a large yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

The average cost for this breed of dog is around $1,000+. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

This breed of dog can be prone to aggression in order to protect their families.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog makes for a good guard and watch dog.

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