Description: In Bouvier de Flander we see a large and powerful dog that looks rough. The dog is heavy, with good proportions, which gives it a square profile. The head is a little longer than the width. The muscle is wide between the ears and parallel to the skull. They have a wide and strong face, they have a black nose. With thick eyebrows, that makes their face more pronounced than it really is. Their teeth are found with scissors. This breed has dark brown eyes with black rings. Ears are highly planted, they can be trimmed or left natural, they have a triangular shape. The front paws are straight and the rear paws are powerful. History is of paramount importance and is rooted in the countries where it is allowed. They have a beautiful double layer, water resistant, rough and hard to the touch. The undercoat is thin, soft and very thick. The hair is trimmed to show a thick hairy beard and eyebrows, which gives the rock an appearance. There are colours of wool: light, fawn, black, gray, pepper and salt, tiger color. From time to time you will meet on the chest a small white star. Not all black coats have a preference for display, and light coats are not accepted.
History: There is a mixed debate about the true origin of this breed. It is believed that this dog was created by crossing Griffin and Boseron. The breed comes from Belgium. The working class, which is not interested in the exhibition dog, but rather a working dog, is responsible for this. But this time the dogs differed in size and appearance, but were still recognizable. Because during the First World War the main use of this breed were messengers and rescue dogs. The war almost killed that dog. In 1923, the dog was revived by people working to save this breed. This dog has a lot of talents: guardian, pathfinder, search and rescue, police work, military work, competitive obedience and watchdog.
Temperament: This dog may seem intimidating, but it is obedient and very pleasant in nature. With the right amount of exercise, it turns into a surprisingly calm, enthusiastic, responsible and even temperamental dog. This can be an excellent watchdog that can be easily trained. This dog needs balanced and consistent training. A good pack guide is needed to get the most out of this breed. They must be well socialized from an early age to avoid shyness. This dog gets along well with children, very mobile and calm and serenely engaged in their own affairs. This dog automatically protects the family because it has been bred for this. If this breed is well socialized from an early age, it gets along well with cats and other pets. But with pets that are not dogs, you should exercise some caution. This breed matures slowly and lasts about two to three years.
Health problems: hip dysplasia is common for this breed, eye problems can occur, this dog tolerates pain well, and so they must have realized that they may suffer non-obvious injuries.
Care: This breed needs careful care, regular brushing of long dog hair and bathing if necessary. This variety needs good pruning at least three times a year. Don’t let your hair grow too close to your feet.
Living conditions: with the right amount of exercise, this dog can live in an apartment. This breed will like a large yard.