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All Dog Breeds >>Appearance of Bouvier des Flandres

The Bouvier is a powerfully built compact rough coated dog of rugged appearance. It gives the impression of size and strength without clumsiness or heaviness. Perhaps its most notable feature is the impressive head which is accentuated by a heavy beard and mustache. The ears and tail of the Bouvier are traditionally cropped. The weight of males ranges from 100 to 120 pounds or 45 to 55 kilograms, slightly smaller for females.[citation needed] They are powerfully built, with a thick double coat, which can be fawn, black, grey brindle, or "pepper and salt" in color. Bouviers are sometimes considered non-shedding, but in fact do lose hair, like all dogs. Most of the hair that they lose is caught within the double coat which results in matting. They require weekly brushing and combing to maintain the coat. In addition to weekly brushing, the coat should be trimmed approximately every 3–5 weeks if it is to be a show-dog. Trimming requires practice to achieve the proper look.

Bouvier des Flandres Training

The Bouvier des Flandres is intelligent and quite easy to train. He learns new commands quickly at an above average rate.

Bouvier des Flandres Shedding

The Bouvier des Flandres sheds practically no hair at all. You'll virtually never find a hair in your home!

Bouvier des Flandres Grooming

Pet coat (less work): Cut his coat short every few months and then it only needs to be brushed every so often Show coat (more work): Professionally groom his coat to the breed standard. Brush it daily.