Area of origin: Belgium
Original function: cattle herding
Average size of male: Ht: 24.5-27.5, Wt: 69-90
Average size of female: Ht: 23.5-26.5, Wt: 69-90
Other names: Belgian cattle dog
Bouvier des Flandres Dog Temperament
The Bouvier is a steady, stalwart companion that is loyal, devoted, fearless and protective. Given daily exercise, he is calm and well-mannered indoors, but ready for an adventure in the great outdoors. He is independent and confident of his own judgment, yet biddable and willing to please. He is reserved, even protective, toward strangers and can be aggressive with strange dogs. He is very good with children, although he may nip at heels in play.