Bouvier des Flandres and Bouvier des Flandres pictures
The Bouvier is a powerful, imposing dog with a massive and heavily
coated head with a thick beard, mustache and shaggy eyebrows, which
gives the dog a very distinctive appearance. It looks intimidating,
but is actually calm and gentle. The Bouvier is highly intelligent
and obedient. It makes an excellent guard and watchdog that is easy
to train. It makes a good family dog, and is excellent with children.
The Bouvier is an enthusiastic, responsible and obedient dog breed
with a pleasant nature. It is excellent at learning and once the
dog learns a command it will remember it for the rest of its life.
This breed requires well-balanced obedience training. It is very
important to make the dog aware, without being too hard with it,
that you are and will remain the boss. In order to avoid over-protectiveness
and shyness, socialization at an early age is a must. The Bouvier
needs an experienced owner to prevent dominance problems. It makes
an excellent companion to children. This dog's loyalty is world
famous. It is usually good with other dogs if they are raised together
from puppy hood, but be careful with non-canine pets. Dominant individuals
may be dog aggressive. The Bouvier does not fully mature until the
dog reaches the age of 2-3 years, it is slow to mature both in body
and mind. It can be suspicious and reserved with strangers and protective
of its family.