The Bouvier des Flandres dog breed, which is also known as the Belgian Cattle Dog, Flanders Cattle Dog, and Vlaamse Koehond, is incredibly friendly with kids and affectionate with family. This hypoallergenic dog but comes with high-maintenance grooming needs (see below). It is also easy to train, as it is highly intelligent and playful, but it is not recommended for new owners without previous dog ownership experience because it is known to be stubborn. The Bouvier needs lots of exercise, so it’s a great breed for active families.
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What does Hypoallergenic Mean?
Do Bouvier des Flandress shed?
Bouvier des Flandres shed less than most breeds (Labrador Retriever, for instance) and more than some other breeds (the Lhasa Apso instance). This dog breed has a water-resistant double coat. There are the outer coat and the undercoat. The outer coat is long and very coarse, while the undercoat is dense and fine.
Are Bouvier des Flandress good apartment dogs?
But with members of his own household, there are few dogs more loyal and deeply affectionate than a Bouvier des Flandres. He is happiest within sight of his family, and if they scatter he will do his best to nudge them back together. He loves children, but is far less patient with other dogs. Caution is needed with cats and other pets, but most Bouviers will accept these animals if raised with them.
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Blessed Bouvier Kennels began in a very personal way. My family is growing and we wanted to find some way to reward our children as we taught them responsibilities of life and family. Someone gave me the idea to get our children a family dog and teach them to help with the care as a small part of their schooling. I began to study dozens of different breeds to find the best choice as a companion for my children and my family. I must admit that we originally thought that a large breed dog would be too big for our small house and yard. We preferred larger dogs and have bred Golden Retrievers in the past. We love the Golden Retriever breed, but my wife developed an allergy that made having this breed very uncomfortable. We considered having small dogs, but had known many small dogs that were snappy, territorial, and sometimes just mean. In my research I was intrigued by the Bouvier des Flandres breed. I found that they were hypoallergenic, good with children, and have a great desire to please. We also learned that they have been bred for farm-work and are very attentive to their surroundings. I went on the hunt for an AKC Bouvier that had been brought into this world by responsible a breeder. We purchased one Brindle female with white markings and named her Lady. We fell in love with her. She turned out to be an amazing dog and was a pleasure to have apart of our family. We were sold on the breed so much that we got a male Fawn Bouvier and named him Barron. Both of these dogs are companions to our family and are in training to be official Therapy dogs.
How to prevent allergies
Groom your Bouvier des Flandres
Bouviers have a very high maintenance coat and require a great deal of grooming. They are NOT hypoallergenic. Contact the American Bouvier Rescue League for information regarding bouviers Bouvier. org is the Bouvier des Flandres website and you can connect with the rescue there and make a informed decision. Bouviers require a lot of time and socialization and training. I have had them for 40 years and yes they do shed.
These methods are golden and will help in reducing shedding in your Bouvier des Flandres. Having to clean up all the time is not fun, so you should use these tips.
Designate Dog-Free Zones
This dog was bred to herd cattle and to guard livestock. As a result, it is a very strong, agile dog that has great endurance levels. It’s a large dog with square proportions with a soft undercoat and a coarse outer coat. It has long hair and is high in maintenance in terms of grooming. Its hair frequently needs to be trimmed. As stated above, the Bouvier des Flandres is a large dog that can weigh anywhere from 60 to 120 pounds as an adult. These dogs are most known for their thick, shaggy coats, which can be black, fawn, salt and pepper, blonde, gray, or brindle. White markings on the chest are permissible. The tail of the Bouvier can be docked short or left natural. When left natural, the tail is long, slightly curved and heavily plumed. Ears can be either cropped or left natural as well. Natural ears are triangular, small and flop over towards the cheeks. The head of the Bouvier should be large with a square muzzle and black nose. The body should be muscular, and the eyes should be dark brown.