Bouvier Des Flandres
The Bouvier des Flandres is a very talented working dog that competes in may canine events such as tracking, French ring, Mondio ring, IPO, Schutzhund, Obedience, Herding, and Agility.
For those unfamiliar with Mondioring, it is an entire group of exercises completed by the dog and the handler in obedience, agility, and protection. Most of these are protection sports. The exercises go almost nonstop without interruption. The main purpose of the events is for the dog to compete with distractions. The dog must show control and willingness on and off the leash. [...]
The Bouvier des Flandres is a relatively healthy dog with few health issues. One problem that does affect many Bouvier des Flandres is Atopic Dermatitis. Atopic Dermatitis is a skin disease caused by a dog's allergic reaction to something such as pollen, fleas, or even food allergies. When the Bouvier is a victim of Atopic Dermatitis, the skin becomes rough, itchy, and oozing with fluid. This is caused by the immune system's reactions to the different allergens. It has not been determined if Atopic Dermatitis is inherited from one parent or the other. [...]
The Bouvier des Flandres has always had a reputation for being a very good family pet, watchdog, and guard dog. In addition, it is a great dog for children to have. It enjoys being with children and is very good with children. It is both patient and loving with children, being a faithful friend and companion to them. [...]
The Bouvier des Flandres is a dog that serves many purposes in the lives of the people who own them. They're highly regarded as a watchdog, guardian, and family pet, in addition to all they do as a working dog. They have also been used as a seeing eye dog to guide the blind. They are also used in Search & Rescue, an organization designed to help find missing people, and their assistance in police and military work has been invaluable. [...]
Every dog has his or her own temperament. Part of it is in their genetics, but a large part of it is in the training the dog receives from the time they are young puppies. The Bouvier des Flandres is a dog with a great temperament, but they can be dominant in their household or they can be calm, submissive, and gentle. The training they receive from a young age will help to steer them in the right direction towards becoming the perfect family dog. [...]
The Bouvier des Flandres has been the subject of different famous people. Former President of the United States Ronald Reagan had a Bouvier des Flandres named Lucky. In "A Dog of Flanders", there was a fictional Bouvier des Flandres named Patrache, who was found by a boy named Nello. [...]
The Bouvier des Flandres is a very attractive dog with many wonderful qualities. In addition to being loyal, intelligent, and good-natured, they have an excellent reputation as a working dog that has served many people in need. While these qualities make the Bouvier des Flandres sound like the perfect dog, he may not be the perfect dog for you. [...]
The Bouvier des Flandres is a big beautiful longhaired dog. At least he probably is in most of the pictures you've seen. The beauty you see in the pictures is the result of bathing and excellent grooming. If you plan to have a Bouvier des Flandres as your pet, you will need to either learn how to groom or be acquainted with a groomer that can service you and your dog every 6 to 8 weeks. [...]
There are many breeds of dogs that make good family pets as well as companion dogs and watchdogs. The Bouvier des Flandres stands out as one of the top dogs in any of these categories. Living with a Bouvier des Flandres will be a fun-filled and rewarding experience. [...]
You've been thinking about getting a dog for a long time now and finally decided on the breed you and your family want. The Bouvier des Flandres is everything you've been looking for. All you need now is to find just the right Bouvier for you and your family.
Picking out a dog is never an easy thing, but with the breed chosen, it's a lot easier. You have your choice of buying a Bouvier puppy, buying an older Bouvier, or adopting a Bouvier from a shelter or rescue organization. [...]
Throughout the history of developing specific dog characteristics and types there have been many breeds that have become foundation breeds and used in further enhancing and developing other types of dogs. There have also been very old breeds that have become extinct or virtually extinct, at least in their original lines, due to out breeding or geographic isolation. Other breeds have become less popular because another dog breed became more popular, more effective within the role or simply a more desirable dog. All of these issues are possible reasons for the replacement of the ancient and original breeds with new breeds. [...]