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Bouvier Des Flandres Puppies

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Rachel
Feb 11 ·
Bouvier Des Flandres Puppies

The Bouvier Des Flandres is a purebred dog breed part of the herding group. This doggo goes by a few other nicknames, such as the Belgian Cattle Dog, Vuilbaard (Dirty Beard), Koehund, or the Toucheur de Beouf. Initially bred in Belgium in the 1600s, this breed was first developed for cattle herding. Today, they’re courageous, affectionate, and strong-willed. If you want to learn more about Bouvier Des Flandres puppies, then keep reading.

Where to get Bouvier Des Flandres Puppies

If you truly want to get a puppy and know where the dog came from, you can certainly find this dog breed through a reputable breeder. Since this dog is purebred, it’s recognized by the American Kennel Club. So, you can begin your breeder search on the AKC Marketplace.

The marketplace has plenty of ethical breeders registered there, but you still need to do some research. You’ll be able to tell a good breeder from the rest because they’ll do the following:

  • Socialize and train the puppies as early as possible
  • Ensure the puppies are up to date with all of their vaccinations
  • Allow the dogs and the puppies to live in their home as part of the family, kennel-free (aside from crate training)
  • Health screen and genetically test the parents to ensure it’s safe and healthy for them to breed (then get the puppies tested)
  • Have health documents and family tree history available for you to bring home upon adoption

In addition, a good breeder will also want to meet with you in person, allowing you to meet the parents and the litter. They’ll also want to get to know you. Russia…

If you have questions, the breeder will be open and honest with you, answering everything about them, the dogs, the breed, or the processes of breeding and adopting.

So, if you find a breeder that doesn’t do any of the above, then you’ll want to avoid working with them. They’re most likely a backyard breeder or puppy mill, and they don’t breed the dogs under healthy or safe conditions. Also, they’re more interested in making a profit from the puppies rather than finding them good homes.

The Cost

The average cost of Bouvier Des Flandres puppies is between $1,500 and $2,000. However, the price could vary depending on the time of the year, the breeder’s location, the breed’s popularity, the number of puppies in the litter, or other factors.

Appearance

Bouvier Des Flandres puppies will grow to be large dogs. For example, they can grow about 23.5 to 27.5 inches tall and weigh between 70 and 110 pounds.

In addition, they have a rough, medium double coat that can come in a few coat colors and markings. For example, their coat can be:

  • Black
  • Brindle
  • Fawn
  • Gray
  • Gray Brindle
  • Pepper & Salt
  • White Markings
  • Black Mask
  • Brindle Markings

Temperament

Bouvier Des Flandres dogs make excellent family companion dogs. However, they won’t be cuddly with you unless it’s on their terms. Although, this doggo is loyal and affectionate with its family members. Also, they’re great around young children. Madden…

In addition, this breed is also good around other dogs and meeting new people. However, they’ll be wary of others at first. Therefore, they need plenty of early socialization and training. Luckily, they’re easy to train, but you can hire a professional dog trainer to help you out if needed.

This dog breed is an excellent watchdog and will bark to alert you of anything. They can be protective as well, but they’re never aggressive toward others. 

Finally, they have high energy levels. Due to this and their size, they won’t live comfortably in an apartment. You’ll want to provide them with a bigger house with a fenced-in yard. 

Bouvier Des Flandres Puppies – Veterinary Needs

Be sure to bring your doggo to the vet at least once a year for their annual checkup. However, for their first year as a puppy, bring them a few times to the vet. You can keep track of their growth and development and keep them up to date with their shots and boosters.

Also, this dog breed is prone to getting some health issues, such as:

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Bloat
  • Laryngeal Paralysis
  • Megaesophagus
  • Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis

However, with proper care, Bouvier Des Flandres dogs have an average lifespan of about ten to 12 years.

Diet

As long as you have your vet’s approval and food that’s appropriate for your dog’s breed size, age, weight, and metabolism, then you can feed this doggo anything. For example, you can provide your dog with high-quality kibble or canned wet food from a commercial dog food brand or homemade dog food.

Grooming

In addition to keeping up with brushing their teeth, cleaning their ears, and trimming their nails regularly, this purebred requires regular grooming maintenance.

For instance, you can bring them to a professional grooming salon once a month or at least once every other month for a good cleaning. Also, you can bathe them at home as needed.

Finally, they shed and drool a moderate amount. So, you’ll want to brush their coat at least once a day to keep the shedding under control. In addition, wash their face at least once a day to stave off infection and odor.

Bouvier Des Flandres Puppies – Photos

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Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She's a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she's not writing, she's reading, playing video games, or organizing something.
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