The Bouvier des Flandres appears to be a compact, powerful, smooth, stout dog with a rough coat. The appearance of the face is daunting, and the long, messy eyebrows, beard and fur add a bit of ruggedness and ferocity. The rough double coat can help him to withstand various harsh weather conditions, enabling him to perform most of the arduous tasks. The most obvious rough coat is its main appearance feature. It gives the impression that it is very powerful, but there is no sign of heaviness or clumsiness in its overall structure.
History of Bouvier des Flandres
The country of origin, Belgium, originated in the 17th century.
Also known as the Belgian cattle dog. The origin of the ancestors is still unclear, but some excellent species already existed on the Flemish plain in the 19th century, until 1965, three types survived, eventually incorporating a standard. The club of this variety was established as early as 1922. The dog is famous for its bravery and loyalty. He participated in the first World War and was used to transmit information and search for the wounded. It was once used as cattle dog, guard dog, guard dog and tug dog. It is also used as a rescue dog or messenger dog. Modern people have found that he is as good as a family companion as a guard dog or guard dog. His physical condition, intelligence, behavior, combined with his olfactory ability, his intelligence and initiative make him a good tracker and guide dog. And his character is not as rough and fierce as his appearance, but very calm and stable.
Appearance features of Bouvier des Flandres
The proportions of the head are impressive, especially the beard and moustache. In good proportion to the body and body structure. The expression is bold and alert. The eyes are oval in shape, dark brown in color and black in rim. Yellow or light eyes are considered defects. The ears are set high and wide. The head is well developed and flat with a width slightly smaller than the length. The distance between the two ears is wide, and the groove at the front end is indistinct. Nose large black, very developed, nostrils open. The cheeks are flat, the upper and lower jaws are strong and of equal length. The teeth are strong and white. The neck is strong, muscular and gradually relaxed towards the shoulder. The back is short, wide, muscular and horizontal. The back is supple and flexible, but not weak. The trunk is strong, broad and short, and the chest is wide and deep to the elbow. The ribs are deep and well expanded. Very slight lift of the abdomen. The thighs are broad and powerful. The tail was cut off and 2-3 segments of the tail vertebrae were preserved. The forefoot and hind feet are round and compact, and the toes are close and arched; the toenails are black and firm; the footpads are thick and hard. He is proud of his outstretched and extensive gait.
Features of Bouvier des Flandres
He is very agile and brave, but he shows calm and good behavior, which shows his stable character, firm will and brave character. Alert and talented eyes, showing intelligence, vitality and courage. In the natural environment, it is a kind of gentle and calm dog.
Bouvier des Flandres is a calm breed, firm, determined and brave.