Bouviers des Flandres are rational, gentle, loyal, and protective by nature. The breed’s particular blend of characteristics makes them good family pets, as well as keen guard dogs. Unlike some animals bred for aggressive nature and power, the Bouvier possesses sophisticated traits, such as complex control, intelligence, and accountability. They are enthusiastic, responsible, even-tempered, and fearless, and are excellent guard and watchdogs that are easy to train. This breed learns commands relatively fast. However, Bouviers get bored easily and learn best when repetition is limited.
Bouviers should be socialized well, preferably starting at an early age, to avoid shyness, suspiciousness, and being overly reserved with strangers (although the breed is naturally aloof with strangers). Protection of the family when danger is present is not something that needs to be taught, nor is it something one can train out of them. The dog will rise to the occasion if needed. A good family dog, the Bouvier likes, and is excellent with, children.
When looking for a puppy to purchase it is highly recommended to contact any of the Breed Clubs we have listed for this breed since it is they who should be able to put you in touch with members who have bred litters according to their Club’s Code of Ethics.
BUYER BEWARE; Some breeders listed here may not be members of a Bouviers des Flanders Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this, but ask the question before you enter into any transaction.
Koudekerk a/d R ; Topline Bouviers, Ria en Ab van Elven +031-713412090 email@example.com
Drogeham ; Fan’t Fryske Lan Bouviers, Henk and Johanna Rouwkema +31512331824 firstname.lastname@example.org
GLAMORGAN; A’ Chleit Stephan & Helen Dallow 01685 387 105
NORTHERN IRELAND, Co Antrim; Luik Bouviers, Judy Cartwright +02825878603 email@example.com
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
AK, Wasilla; Cassiopeia Bouviers, Stephen Bowerman, +907-373-5894 firstname.lastname@example.org
AZ, Phoenix; de la Salsa Bouviers, Judith E. Abramsohn, +602-252-9304 email@example.com
CA, Agua Dulce; Terra Bouviers, Terry Burian-Creel, +661-607-1309 firstname.lastname@example.org
CA, Carlsbad; Donlee Bouviers, Reba & Rick Donnelly, +714-504-4504 Donleebouviers1@aol.com
CA, Yucaipa; Hirsch Bouviers, Lynette D. Hirsch, +909-790-0044 email@example.com
CA, Mission Viejo; DeLux Bouviers, Sharron Lux, +949-855-9838 SharrieLu@cox.net
CA, San Diego, Bon Idee Bouviers, Dayle Sullivan, +858-829-9189 firstname.lastname@example.org
CO, Lakewood; Always Bouviers, Shelley Bowman, +303-980-8116 email@example.com
GA, Pine Mountain; Valkin Bouviers, Nancy Valaske, +706-416-0782 firstname.lastname@example.org
KS, Olathe; Runamok Bouviers, Christa Townsend, +512-563-5526 email@example.com
IL, Rockford; Margaux Bouviers, Sandi Lyon, +815-885-2408 firstname.lastname@example.org
IN, Valparaiso; Joy-A-Len Bouviers, Lee Ann Layman, +269-208-5212 email@example.com
MA, Chicopee; Gunaydin Bouviers, Joseph Bobek, +413-592-4927 firstname.lastname@example.org
MI, Mason; Cam Bouviers, Marilyn L. Adams, +517-628-2922 email@example.com
NE, North Platte; Legend Bouviers, Gail & Steve Lopez, +308-532-4329 firstname.lastname@example.org
NV, Garnerville; Greyline Bouviers, Cindy A. Harris, +775-783-1870 email@example.com
OK, Pawnee; War Bouviers; Debbie & Steven Potter, +918-356-4348 firstname.lastname@example.org
NY, Rochester; Bouvace Bouviers, Sharon Aceto, +585-381-9002 email@example.com
TX, Houston; Herdeaux Bouviers, Susannah Feagin, +713-248-4464 Herdeaux@gmail.com