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Bouvier des Ardennes

Ardennes Cattle Dog


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.

Size Medium to Large
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)
Lifespan 12-14 years
Colors Black Dark Fawn Grey
Origin Belgium
Classification Purebred
Good Lapcat
Good In Apartments

Good With Children

Good With Dogs

Good With Cats

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