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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Drogeham ; Fan’t Fryske Lan Bouviers, Henk and Johanna Rouwkema +31512331824 email@example.com
GLAMORGAN; A’ Chleit Stephan & Helen Dallow 01685 387 105
NORTHERN IRELAND, Co Antrim; Luik Bouviers, Judy Cartwright +02825878603 firstname.lastname@example.org
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
AK, Wasilla; Cassiopeia Bouviers, Stephen Bowerman, +907-373-5894 email@example.com
AZ, Phoenix; de la Salsa Bouviers, Judith E. Abramsohn, +602-252-9304 firstname.lastname@example.org
CA, Agua Dulce; Terra Bouviers, Terry Burian-Creel, +661-607-1309 email@example.com
CA, Carlsbad; Donlee Bouviers, Reba & Rick Donnelly, +714-504-4504 Donleebouviers1@aol.com
CA, Yucaipa; Hirsch Bouviers, Lynette D. Hirsch, +909-790-0044 firstname.lastname@example.org
CA, Mission Viejo; DeLux Bouviers, Sharron Lux, +949-855-9838 SharrieLu@cox.net
CA, San Diego, Bon Idee Bouviers, Dayle Sullivan, +858-829-9189 email@example.com
CO, Lakewood; Always Bouviers, Shelley Bowman, +303-980-8116 firstname.lastname@example.org
GA, Pine Mountain; Valkin Bouviers, Nancy Valaske, +706-416-0782 email@example.com
KS, Olathe; Runamok Bouviers, Christa Townsend, +512-563-5526 firstname.lastname@example.org
IL, Rockford; Margaux Bouviers, Sandi Lyon, +815-885-2408 email@example.com
IN, Valparaiso; Joy-A-Len Bouviers, Lee Ann Layman, +269-208-5212 firstname.lastname@example.org
MA, Chicopee; Gunaydin Bouviers, Joseph Bobek, +413-592-4927 email@example.com
MI, Mason; Cam Bouviers, Marilyn L. Adams, +517-628-2922 firstname.lastname@example.org
NE, North Platte; Legend Bouviers, Gail & Steve Lopez, +308-532-4329 email@example.com
NV, Garnerville; Greyline Bouviers, Cindy A. Harris, +775-783-1870 firstname.lastname@example.org
OK, Pawnee; War Bouviers; Debbie & Steven Potter, +918-356-4348 email@example.com
NY, Rochester; Bouvace Bouviers, Sharon Aceto, +585-381-9002 firstname.lastname@example.org
TX, Houston; Herdeaux Bouviers, Susannah Feagin, +713-248-4464 Herdeaux@gmail.com