Shaved coat bouvier

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Category: Arab
The Bouvier des Flandres originates from the farms of Belgium. Their working abilities at herding cattle, cart pulling, family protector and friend, along with their profuse weather resistant double coat, made them ideal farm dogs. The rough double coat of the Bouvier consists of a harsh outer coat and a dense, soft undercoat. Hand stripping will help to keep the coat harsh and weather resistant, but keep in mind the hand stripping is not exactly like terrier stripping. The dead coat is removed, but not down to a short layer.

Bouvier des Flandres Handstrip

Understanding Life with a Bouvier

This sounds a bit counterintuitive. Would you stay cooler by wearing a fur coat during summer? I reached out to dog experts e. Some of the information I found were anecdotal in my opinion. All dogs must have access to shade and cool water or, better yet, air conditioning. While living in the Deep South, I shared my life with Bouviers. Shaving, in my opinion, means removing hair to the skin.

Bouvier des Flandres

After the following photo post on our Facebook page was so popular, we thought a blog post on the topic of shaving would be a good follow-up. Structure of the coat on a double coated dog Image created by Brook Wilkins. A single coat means that there is only a top or over coat that grows all over the body with no different undercoat. Breeds such as Silky Terriers, Poodles, Bichons, for example, are ones with a single coat.
The Bouvier des Flandres is a farm dog through and through—powerful enough to pull loads, agile enough to herd cattle, and alert enough to keep watch. This no-nonsense breed likes having a job to do, especially when they're working alongside their family. Bouviers have a tousled coat from their flouncy tail to their pronounced eyebrows and full beard. Though utterly devoted to their families, Bouviers aren't overly demonstrative; they show affection by working hard and sticking close to you. When given plenty of opportunity for play, work, and exercise to head off boredom, Bouvier des Flandres are serene and gentle companions at home.