So you’re looking to adopt an Bouvier des Flandres, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Standing as high as 27.5 inches, with heavy bone and powerful muscles beneath a weatherproof coat, and an impressive head accented by beard and mustache, Bouviers can do anything that needs doing in a barnyard or pasture except milk the cows. And yet, Bouviers are more than just farm equipment. Their sterling character, huge heart, and keen intelligence endear them to dog lovers the world over.The Bouvier work ethic must be accommodated, and happily the breed’s versatility allows them to do myriad tasks. Bouviers are excellent watchdogs and guardians, and eager participants in dog sports, especially herding trials. These strong-willed dogs do best with owners who can devote ample time and space to a top-of-the-line working dog. They don’t build ’em like this anymore. Burly and barrel-chested, the tousle-coated dog of Flandres is from a time and place where a dog had to work like … well, a dog. These smart and steady all-purpose workers make excellent watchdogs.”
An Bouvier des Flandres typically ranges from 59.69cm to 69.85cm in height, and weighs from 31.751465900000003kg to 49.895160700000005kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Bouvier des Flandres breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Bouvier des Flandres insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.