Bouvier des Flandres


Bou·​vi·​er des Flan·​dres ˌbü-vē-ˌā-də-ˈflan-dərz How to pronounce Bouvier des Flandres (audio)
plural Bouvier des Flandres or Bouviers des Flandres ˌbü-vē-ˌāz-də-ˈflan-dərz How to pronounce Bouvier des Flandres (audio)
: any of a breed of large powerfully built rough-coated dogs of Belgian origin used especially for herding and in guard work

called also Bouvier

Illustration of Bouvier des Flandres

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Examples of Bouvier des Flandres in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Height: 30 to 32 inches Weight: 105 to 120 pounds Life Expectancy: 6 to 8 years 18 Bouvier des Flandres The Bouvier des Flandres is a gifted herding breed that requires an experienced pet parent who can devote plenty of time to training and providing a job to do. Leigh Crandall, Country Living, 11 Aug. 2023 Lucky, Ronald and Nancy Reagan's Bouvier des Flandres, was captured tugging the President across the White House lawn during a stroll with UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, 9 Mar. 2021

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Word History


French, literally, cowherd of Flanders

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bouvier des Flandres was in 1929

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“Bouvier des Flandres.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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