Bouvier des Flandres
Bouvier des Flandres typically weigh between 70 to 100 pounds. They are intelligent, protective, and strong willed. They are deeply attached and devoted to his family, and happiest when they are part of the action. Fearless and confident with a strong personality, the Bouvier is a natural athlete outdoors, but he is also happy hanging out with you inside. While not terribly high-energy, he does need vigorous exercise to keep healthy. He can live comfortably in small quarters, such as a condo or apartment, but it's important he is walked or exercised several times a day.
Common Health Conditions
- A serious concern in the breed is cancer, especially lymphosarcoma, but also osteosarcoma, adenocarcinoma, hemangiosarcoma, mast cell tumors, and digital squamous cell carcinoma
- Bouviers have a tendency to pass gas, which may be caused by poor digestion.
- Hip dysplasia, an inherited disease in Bouviers that causes the hip joints to form improperly and leads to arthritis.