Bouvier Rescue Information: The Bouvier is a shaggy, intimidating looking dog. Bouviers are quite gentle, pleasant, and mellow. Bouviers are easy to train for obedience and make good guard dogs and watchdogs. Also, Bouviers love children and make great family pets. Bouviers have dominant tendencies and need firm training and socialization starting early. Bouviers are very loyal and can be overprotective of their families. Bouviers can get along well with cats and other dogs if they are raised with them from the time they are puppies. Bouviers may be aggressive toward some other dogs and should be watched around non-canine pets. Bouviers can live in an apartment but do best in a home with a large yard.
Bouvier Trivia: The Bouvier's full name is Bouvier des Flandres, which means Flanders Cattle Dog. Once a Bouvier has learned a command, he remembers it for life. Bouviers have an unusually high pain tolerance. Bouviers were used as messengers during WWI but were almost killed off by the fighting. Bouviers make excellent seeing-eye dogs.