Bouvier des Flandres Breeders Kalispell MT

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Schnauzer Mountain Miniatures
(406) 756-7842
3333 Whitefish Stage
Kalispell, MT
Breeds
Miniature Schnauzer

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Central Valley Animal Hospital
(406) 755-8505
3650 US Hwy 2 E
Kalispell, MT

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All Creatures Veterinary Clnc
(406) 756-6513
524 W Reserve Dr
Kalispell, MT

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Glacier Animal Hospital
(406) 892-4319
511 2ND Ave W
Columbia Falls, MT

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Grizzly Mountain
(406) 544-6974
PO Box 1521
Lolo, MT
Breeds
Cane Corso

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Glacier Mastiffs
(406) 752-0127
3690 Foothill Rd
Kalispell, MT
Breeds
Mastiff

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Darcy's Dog Obedience and Good Manners Classes
(406) 752-4460
265 Aspen Loop
Kalispell, MT
 
Calm Animal Care
(406) 755-8214
PO Box 14
Kila, MT
Services
Medicine, Surgery, Acupuncture, Chiropractic
Hours
Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm

Alpine Animal Hospital
(406) 862-2524
5820 US Hwy 93 S
Whitefish, MT

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Glorycliff Kennel
(406) 287-9880
569 Cedar Hills Rd
Whitehall, MT
Breeds
Karelian Bear Dog

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Bouvier des Flandres - Guide to Bouvier des Flandres

Description: The Bouvier des Flandres is a large dog with a rugged and powerful appearance, a thick beard and shaggy eyebrows. Their ears are often clipped to create a fiercer look. While fearless and incredibly protective of family, this breed is also gentle and calm.

It is believed the Bouvier originated in the Flanders area of Belgium and on the neighboring northern French plains. Early breeders' (farmers, cattlemen) primary intention for these dogs was for them to help with their work. The Bouvier des Flandres breed was utilized as cattle drivers.

Initially, breeders were not concerned about the Bouvier des Flandres' 'appearance' and it wasn't until after this breed's first participation in a Belgium dog show in 1910, expert breeders agreed on a single type. An official breed standard was created in 1912 and the Bouvier des Flandres was listed in the stud book of the Societé Royal St. Hubert.

As the Bouvier des Flandres was becoming very popular, WWI broke out. Many of these dogs were lost and abandoned, many were taken by the Germans and many died. Fortunately, there were Bouvier des Flandres which survived the war and the breed was once again refined in 1922. The Bouvier des Flandres was recognized by the AKC in 1929 and was admitted to the AKC Stud Book in 1931.

Height: The height for a Bouvier des Flandres dog is 23-28 inches (58-71 cm.) and for bitches 22-27 inches (56-69 cm.)

Weight: The weight for a Bouvier des Flandres dog is 75-90 pounds (34-41 kg.) and for bitches 60-80 pounds (27-36 kg.)

Coat Type: The Bouvier des Flandres has a thick double coat that protects against inclement weather. The outer coat is rough and shaggy the under-coat is dense. The Bouvier des Flandres is sometimes considered a non--shedder, yet it does lose hair, it just gets caught in within the double-coat causing matting. Weekly brushings are required.

Color: The Bouvier des Flandres' coat can be fawn, black, grey brindle, or "pepper and salt" in color. Solid black is not favored in the show ring, but is accepted while a blonde coat is not accepted in the show ring at all.

Temperament: Bouvier des Flandres are very protective, loyal, and gentle. This breed is good with children and other pets as long as socialized early. Easy to train, obedient, excellent guard or watchdog. Alert and fearless.

Health Problems: The Bouvier des Flandres is generally a hardy breed although they can suffer from hip and elb...

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