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Bouvier Des Flandres

Overall satisfaction

3/5

Acquired: Worked with pet (didn’t own)

Gender: Male

Training: Previous owner, I haven't learned care / training techniques, Attended conferences / shows, Books

Quick to learn and train

3/5

Emotionally stable

N/A

Family oriented

5/5

Child safety

5/5

Safe with small pets

3/5

Doesn’t bark a lot

3/5

Health

3/5

Easy to groom

2/5

Great watch dog

3/5

Great guard dog

5/5

Bouvier de Flanders

By

North Carolina, United States

Posted January 31, 2013

First and foremost, these are dogs originally bred for herding. Therefore, protection runs strongly in their personality. Although generally a calm dog, they are large and dominating and can pose a significant threat to outsiders if not properly socialized from a early age. Owners of this breed should not take their job as leader lightly or this dog will take over the job for you. I would never recommend any kind of training other than positive reinforcement, however it is important to remind the Bouvier who is in charge. They would do best in a home with an experienced dog owner. Don't forget they will need to be groomed often to maintain their coat. They may be a good "hypoallergenic" option for those seeking a mostly shed free dog.

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