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Ella

Bouvier Des Flandres

Overall satisfaction

1.75/5

Acquired: Pet store

Gender: Female

Training: Books

Quick to learn and train

3/5

Emotionally stable

2/5

Family oriented

3/5

Child safety

4/5

Safe with small pets

3/5

Doesn’t bark a lot

2/5

Health

3/5

Easy to groom

2/5

Great watch dog

4/5

Great guard dog

4/5

A gentle giant

By

Canada

Posted May 23, 2015

Originally bred as a hardworking farm dog, the Bouvier is impressive in size and stature, but has a gentle demeanour.

They can be good family pets, as well as excellent guard dogs.

Due to their size, basic obedience training is a must. As an absolute minimum, you must teach Bouviers to reliably respond to basic commands.
They do well with an experienced owner as it is important to consistently make the dog aware that the owner is the boss.
These dogs are gentle, loyal, and protective by nature. A good family dog, the Bouvier is good with children. And is very adaptable and goes about its business quietly and calmly.

Though they are fairly inactive indoors, they need lots of regular outdoor exercise to remain calm.
Bouviers get bored easily and if left alone for long periods of time they will resort to barking and destructive chewing.

Requires regular grooming to avoid the shaggy sheepdog look.
Very gassy with lots of smelly burps and farts, no matter the diet.

This particular dog was not a good match for me as she became very jealous of my boyfriend and this resulted in lots of bad behaviour.

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