Our newest members of the family have just arrived.Eight beautiful puppies,4 boys and 4 girls.They are brindel and black in colour.They will have their tails docked and be vet checked before their new owners welcome them into their homes.
This breeding has worked well and produced wonderful puppies in the past. Both parents are here on site for you to see.
The puppies are now 4 weeks old, and showing their own personality.Tails have been done and were vet checked.
All of our Bouv's are farmed raised with cattle and other livestock.
|Date of Birth||19-Oct-11 (7 weeks old)|
|This pet should not be rehomed until 14-Dec-11 at the earliest|
This rugged looking breed is believed to have originated in the Flanders area of Belgium and on neighboring northern French plains. Often called Vuilbaard (dirty beard), Koehond (cow dog), or Toucheur de Boeuf (cattle driver), these early Bouviers were not of uniform size, color or weight as there was no written standard for breeders to follow. Most breeders in the early 1900s were farmers more interested in how the dogs worked and drove cattle to market; appearance wasn't a priority.
Bouviers first appeared at a dog show in May 1910 in Belgium. It wasn't until 1912 that an official breed standard was established and the breed was listed in the stud book of the Societé Royal St. Hubert. Unfortunately, the First World War swept over Europe taking a terrible toll on the breed. Some were used as ambulance dogs and messenger runners, many were killed, and others were abandoned and thus starved to death.
Thankfully, not all perished. A magnificent specimen, Ch. Nic de Sottegem, was shown in Antwerp in 1920 and was highly praised by judge Charles Huge. It was a turning point for the breed and many Bouviers today can trace their lines back to that dog. In 1922, the standard was again refined; in 1929 the Bouvier des Flandres was recognized by the AKC and was admitted to the AKC Stud Book in 1931.
The Bouvier is an excellent guard and watchdog that is easy to train. They require a well-balanced training program that remains consistent in nature. Once a Bouvier learns a command they will remember it for the rest of their life. This breed needs an experienced owner to prevent dominance and over-protectiveness problems. Your dog should be socialized, preferably starting at an early age to avoid shyness, suspiciousness, and reserved with strangers. Protection of the family when danger is present is not something that needs to be taught, nor is it something you can train out of them. The dog will arise to the occasion if needed. A good family dog, the Bouvier likes, and is excellent with, children.
The Bouvier's coat requires a lot of attention. This includes brushing the long coat regularly and bathe or dry shampoo only when necessary and the Bouvier needs to be trimmed at least three times a year. A well-groomed Bouvier sheds very little hair and some owner’s have reported that this breed is good for allergy sufferers.
Dog: 24.5 - 27.5 inches (62 - 70 cm).
Weight: 69 - 90 lb. (31.3 - 41 kg).
Bitch: 23.5 - 26.5 inches (60 - 67 cm).
Exercise Needs: High.
Life Expectancy: 10 - 12 years.