14 Things You Didn’t Know About the Bouvier Des Flandres

Bouvier puppy or Teddy bear??? Of course, a puppy, yes? These gentle giants will conquer your life and soul.

#1 The Bouvier des Flandres has been the subject of different famous people

Former President of the United States Ronald Reagan had a Bouvier des Flandres named Lucky.

#2 In “A Dog of Flanders”, there was a fictional dog

It was Bouvier des Flandres named Patrache, who was found by a boy named Nello.

#3 The first Bouvier des Flandres was shown in May 1910 in Brussels

They weren't recognized in the ACC, however, until 1929.

#4 They were firslty owned by farmers that owned cattle

At that stage, their main ability was cattle driving. The Bouvier has such a strong threshold for pain that when they get injured by cattle.

#5 The Bouvier des Flandres is known by other names

They are often called Vuilbaard (dirty beard), Toucheur de boeuf or pic (cattle driver), or Koehond (cow dog). The name that is used is dependent on where the dog is located.

#6 Owners of the Bouvier des Flandres state they are the sloppiest dogs

Just a simple task of the Bouvier taking a drink of water and he will leave water on your floors for you to slip on if you are not careful.