history of Bouvier des Flandres is directly linked with the history of his homeland - Flanders, which in the Middle Ages was one of the most developed regions in Europe.
ancestors Bouvier des Flandres were hardy and large breeds dogs Belgium is famous for its excellent working qualities.The closest relatives of the dog are all kinds of coarse wool European Shepherd, among which were the closest French briards and Berger Picard, as well as from Holland and Belgian lakenua coarsewooled Shepherd.Berger Picard is incredibly similar to the Bouvier des Flandres old type - this is easily seen by examining the drawings and photographs.
Bouvier des Flandres the first time took part in the Brussels Exhibition of 1910, and the Society of breeders breed was created two years later.
Bouvier des Flandres is perfectly adapted to the countryside, it is with sturdy and accommodating disposition.
In dogs, this breed of medium size head, which seems to be very solid and powerful.The transition from forehead to muzzle weakly expressed.Nose black, relatively broad.Muzzle of medium length, powerful jaws.Eyes dark.The ears are set on high and cropped to a triangular shape.The neck is of medium length, strong and muscular.The body is strong, strong, back straight, waist powerful.Tail set high, as a rule, it cropped, leaving 2-3 vertebra.Legs straight, strong, with good bone.Feet compact, round shape.Moves the dog free.
Bouvier des Flandres is covered with unkempt, wiry hair, which forms on the face of mustache and beard.At the head of hair is shorter than on the body, and it gives the animal a fierce and menacing look.
The color varies from black to red, including gray, gray and mottled.
If you've always wanted to have a strong, fearless and a reliable watchdog, the Bouvier des Flandres will be for you a real find.This bold and strong dog resolute and self-confident, he obeys his master well, so the breed is often used to catch criminals.
Steadiness behavior makes it possible to train the Bouvier des Flandres in the role of a guide dog that is actively practiced in many European countries.During the First World War Flanders Bouvier due to lack of horses often used for the transport of goods and delivery of the wounded.Today this breed is used mainly as guards.They are beautiful bodyguards and family advocates.
Bouvier des Flandres perfectly applies to children and patiently makes all of their pranks.This dog can be kept at home or in the yard, it does not bring trouble, if it walks and engage.
Tough wool Bouvier des Flandres needs light trimming, it will highlight the contours of the animal's body.But do not break the perestrigat wool and shape of a dog.Once a week the Bouvier des Flandres must be carefully comb.
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