Bouvier des Flandres It is a breed of dog of Flanders, It is one of the three regions of Belgium, Wallonia and the Brussels region (Capital of Belgium and Flanders). It is known as Bouvier des Flandres and Toucheur de Boeuf en francés, Vlaamse Koehond in flamenco and Vuilbaard in German.
There are many disputes as to its origin. For the French, This Boyero comes from the crossing of the Griffon with the old Pastor of Beauce. Belgians claim that it descends from the Boyero Roeselare, certainly it intervened in the construction of the race after extinction after the second world war. The FCI has been attributed both origins to this dog, the region of Flanders is part French and part Belgian.
Traditionally used as cattle herding dog and a guard dog, the Sennenhund Flanders, It is a dog of large size and with the body covered with an abundant layer of long hair. There are several colorations, ranging from light brown (Griffon) into the black, passing through several shades of gray, “salt and pepper” and chocolate. The validity in different colors of fur contest is determined by the different associations canófilas.
Boyero Flanders is a robust dog, powerful appearance and large size but without showing clumsiness or heaviness. Its most notable feature is its impressive head, accentuated by a bushy beard and moustache. The ears and tail times are cut, Although this practice is falling into disuse. The weight can vary between 36 and 45 kg, the height to cross between 60 and 69 centimeters.
Bushy fur has a underlying layer and can be anything from a up black Griffon, requiring constant grooming and, in the case of dogs in competition, cut each 6 u 8 weeks.
Boyero Flanders has a stable temperament; never shy but not aggressive. It is a worthy dog, calm, rational and, wisely, bold. As dog and surveillance, It may be suspicious and protective with their family or herd.
His strong herding instinct is manifested with his own family, especially if children are included.
It is an intelligent dog, He learns fast, Although it also bores easily so that it requires constant encouragement and obedience training is essential.
It's a little biased to specific suffering relatively healthy breed. Like all large breeds it is susceptible to Dysplasia of hip and gastric torsion, and sometimes there may be problems of cataract.
- Alternative names: Flanders Cattle Dog / Vlaamse Koehond / Bouvier des Flandres / Flandrischer treibhund
- Group 1 / Section 2 – Sennenhund, except Swiss Bouvier
Dogs breeds: Bouvier des Flandres