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Bouvier des Ardennes

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Breed Information
Popularity (2015) #
Name Bouvier des Ardennes
Other names Ardennes Cattle Dog
Origin Belgium
Breed Group Herding
Size Medium to Large
Type Purebred
Life span 12-14 years
Temperament AdaptableCuriousObstinatePlayful
Height Male: 22–25 inches (55–63 cm)Female: 20–22 inches (51–57 cm)
Weight Male: 62–77 pounds (28–35 kg)Female: 49–62 pounds (22–28 kg)
Colors BlackDarkFawnGrey
Litter Size 4-6 puppies
Puppy Price Average $700 - $900 USD
Breed Characteristics
Adaptability 0 stars
Apartment Friendly 0 stars
Barking Tendencies 0 stars
Cat Friendly 0 stars
Child Friendly 0 stars
Dog Friendly 0 stars
Exercise Needs 0 stars
Grooming 0 stars
Health Issues 0 starsHypoallergenic: Unknown
Intelligence 0 starsRanking: 80+
Playfulness 0 stars
Shedding Level 0 stars
Stranger Friendly 0 stars
Trainability 0 stars
Watchdog Ability 0 stars
Bouvier des Ardennes Puppy PictureBouvier des Ardennes Puppy Picture
Puppy Names
Rank Male Female
01 Buddy Daisy
02 Max Bella
03 Cooper Lola
04 Jack Piper
05 Toby Abbie
06 Harley Coco
07 Duke Lilly
08 Oliver Zoe
09 Teddy Ruby
10 Buster Maddie
Overview

The Bouvier des Ardennes is a medium-sized, very hardy dog of rugged appearance. It is short and thick set, with bone that is heavier than its overall size might suggest. It is compact and well-muscled, with a harsh, tousled coat and a rather forbidding appearance. The breed should be judged in a natural stance, without stacking by the handler.

Extremely adaptable, the Bouvier des Ardennes is at ease in any situation. It is playful and curious, yet very obstinate and determined when defending its family, possessions or territory.

History
In the past, all the dogs that worked with cattle were called Bouvier (bovine herder). Each region throughout the area had its own type. From ancient rough-coated stock, these dogs were prized guardians and drovers. As the motorized age arrived, the need for driving cattle to the market was gone and so was the call that helped with the drives. The Bouviers were almost eliminated after the bloody fighting of World War I. Many of the rarer types were lost altogether. The breeds that are a memory include: Bouvier de Roulers, Bouvier de Moerman, and Bouvier de Paret. Still remaining are the Bouvier de Ardennes and Bouvier des Flandres.