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Breed: Bouviers des Flandres
Country of Origin: 19th century Belgium
AKC Group: Herding
Function: Herding, guarding, training
Life Span: 10-12 years
Appearance: Strong, big-boned
Color: Black, gray, brindle, fawn, salt and pepper
Coat Type: Shedding, shaggy
Grooming: Hand stripping, periodic brushing
Height: 23-28 inches
Weight: 65-110 pounds
Activity Level: High outdoors, low indoors
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: Yes
Intelligence: High
Trainability: Can be stubborn
Good With Children: O.K.
Good With Pets: May be aggressive
Good With Strangers: Suspicious
Character: Active, stubborn, emotional, protective
Home Environment: Fenced yard
Best Owner:  
Potential Problems: Bullyness, aggressive, resistance
Behavior: Hip dysplasia, bloating