The Bouvier des Flandres ("Cattle Dog of Flanders") is a descendant of working cattle and farm dogs in the area that is now Belgium and the Netherlands. Refinement of the breed began around 1900, with the first standard developed in 1912, and the first breed club established in Belgium in 1922. However, the breed suffered heavy loses during the World Wars - during which it served as messengers, ambulance bearers, guard dogs, and trackers - and was restored from a small gene pool.

Today the Bouvier des Flandres remains a working dog - police dog, search and rescue dog, therapy dog, seeing eye dog, competitor in dogsports - and loyal family companion and guardian.

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The Art of Poppy MacLean
Whimsical drawings inspired by the artist's Bouvier.
Bouvier des Flandres AKC Breed Standard
Official standard as set down by the AKC.
Bouvier des Flandres Mailing List
Communicate with other Bouvier lovers from around the world, stories, questions, and announcements.
Bouvier des Flandres Resources
All things Bouvier, the pros and the cons. Adoption, rescue, art, history, stories, health, training, search, photographs, buyer's guide, and links organized by country.
Bouvier Web Ring
How to join.
Bouvtrain Mailing List
Discussion of Bouvier training including competitive training, service dog training, and household manners and obedience. Novice and professional trainers are welcome.
Canadian Kennel Club
Bouvier des Flandres in Canada. Breed history, show results, links. In English and French.
French Working Bouvier des Flandres
Bouvier des Flandres in France; show results, working results, links, working dogs pages, and photo gallery. [English and French]

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