Facts & Origin
Bouvier des Flandres and Poodle Mix - a hybrid breed
The Bouvier des Flandres and Poodle are a popular mixed breed dog created by crossing the two breeds. The Bouvier des Flandres is a lean, athletic and tough French dog breed, while the Poodle is a very intelligent, adaptable and friendly breed. Together they create a sweet and unique dog that combines both characteristics of the parent breeds. They are sincere, loving and energetic companions with a persistent desire to please and learn. They love to be kept busy and receive attention, and they enjoy being shown various tasks and tricks to keep them occupied. The Bouvier des Flandres and Poodle makes a great family dog and will be an enjoyable companion with the proper management and training techniques.
|Belgium - Germany
|10 - 15 years
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits of Bouvier des Flandres and Poodle Mix - Such is probably its nature.
Bouvier des Flandres-Poodle Mix is a very adaptable and compact dog breed. It is ideal for families with children, as it is very kind and friendly. Her character is unique and she has energy, but also a strong-willed spirit.
Bouvier des Flandres poodles can be very playful and curious, which makes them a wonderful companion. They are also intelligent and quick to learn, making them a valuable addition to any family. Their attitude is usually very attentive and loyal. They hate to fail and take pride in their accomplishments. They are cuddly, but also determined.
This mixed breed is perfect for families who like both indoor and outdoor activities. It is tremendously important to provide the Bouvier des Flandres Poodle with some daily structure so that they do not suffer from boredom. Balanced exercise and physical challenges are necessary to keep him balanced and happy. This dog breed also has a strong relationship with the people who love them and they are reserved towards strangers.
They are the perfect combination of brains and loyalty. Their happy nature and intelligence make them a perfect family member. Therefore, Bouvier des Flandres poodles must always be loved and treated well.
What diseases can occur in Bouvier des Flandres and Poodle Mix.
Bouvier des Flandres Poodle mixes are a popular breed and despite their adaptable nature, they need to be screened for health problems just like any other dog. As with any crossbreed, Bouvier des Flandres Poodle mixes can suffer from a number of hereditary diseases that result from poor breeding selection. These include eye diseases such as
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy and
- Cataract, and
- Musculoskeletal disorders such as patellar luxation,
- Elbow dysplasia and hip dysplasia.
- Cardiac diseases can also occur, for example atrioventricular blockage or
- Pulmonary hypertension.
For those planning to get a Bouvier des Flandres Poodle Mongrel, it is important that the puppy has undergone extensive health checks by its breeder before being adopted. This is usually verified by a complete physical examination and some blood tests. In addition, it may be wise to have the dog examined on a regular basis to detect and treat illnesses early. A good diet plan and regular exercise are also important to minimize the risk of disease.
However, this does not mean that Bouvier des Flandres Poodle mixes do not make good pets: they are intelligent, playful and loving, and with the right precautions, they can easily be happy and healthy dogs.
What does this mixed breed look like?
A Bouvier des Flandres and Poodle mixed breed dog usually has a soft, strong, wavy coat. Its color may vary depending on the temperament of the parents, but it is usually black or brown. Some dogs also have white patches. His coat is brushed and trimmed several times a year to either maintain its natural shape or to give it a different shape. The undercoat of the coat is short and dense, which keeps the dog warm and protected. Depending on the parent and heredity, the Poodle contribution to the coat can result in a softer coat that is easier to shed loose hair than a Bouvier des Flandres.
Definition: Dog has epilepsy if, for example, at least two epileptic seizures occur more than 24 hours apart.
Cataracts are still one of the most common causes of blindness, even in dogs.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a slowly progressive death of the retina in dogs.
Problems with the Patellar can be a displacement or weak kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs, also because of overweight.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
This breed is adaptable, obedient, extremely intelligent and playful. They are very active and friendly and are well suited as a family dog.
The breed originated in Belgium and is a hybrid between the Bouvier des Flandres and the Poodle.
They can reach a size from 38 to 58 cm, with most dogs weighing from 10 to 25 kg.
You need at least one hour of moderate to intense exercise every day.
Good coat care is very important for these dogs. They need regular brushing and bathing to maintain the natural beauty of their coat.