Is a Bouvier Des Flanders Right for You?
Bouvier des Flandres dogs are considered to be one of the most versatile dog breeds in the world. They are known for their strength, obedience, and intelligence. This breed is also recognized for its unique appearance and coat. In this blog post, we will cover 13 interesting facts about Bouvier des Flandres dogs. Keep reading to learn more!
In Landmark Research on Modern Dog Breed
development, the Bouvier des Flandres has been shown to share the most DNA with an ancestor of the following breeds:
According to FCI Breed Standard
the Bouvier des Flandres coat color can be: “solid black, grey, brindle or
overlaid with black.” It is short but dense and weatherproof, so it’s perfectly suited for outdoor life. The breed also has a thick undercoat that makes it able to withstand very low temperatures. They can be up to 28 inches tall and weigh as much as 110 pounds.
Growing Up Bouvier des Flandres!
The AKC Conducts Dog Racing Trials
each December in Orlando, FL. called the Fast CAT Invitational. This is a 100 yard race where dogs run individually chasing a lure. The average speed for Bouvier des Flandres was around 24 mph. The fastest recorded speed was by a Bouvier named Silver Maplez Jasms Zen Cowboy at 28.69 mph!
The CBARQ Dog Temperament Research
study, conducted at the University of Pennsylvania, is a giant study of over 300 dog breeds and 60,000 individual dogs. In this study, Bouvier des Flandres ranked 43rd out of 124 breeds in prey drive. If there is a cat, squirrel or other small animal close by, chances are your Bouvier will give chase!
The Bouvier des Flandres is a true
all around breed. They excel at agility sports, coursing, carting, and tracking. They are used as therapy dogs and and police/military dogs. They are excellent with children and can be an imposing watch dog. This is one breed that can do it all!
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