Dog Breed Profile

Bocker History

The Bomer (pronounced “bock-er”), also known as the Bouvier des Flandres or Belgian Shepherd, is a type of herding dog that originated in Belgium. The Bomer is a medium-sized working dog that is intelligent, energetic, and an exceptional herder. The origin of the modern Borzoi is unclear, but it is thought that it descends from a number of ancient European and Asian stock, including the Chow Chow, the Greyhound, the Tibetan Mastiff, the Saluki, and the Caucasian Shepherd. The Borzoi was imported into Britain in the late 1700s and soon became popular with members of British society, especially members of the Royal family. Queen Victoria favored the Borzoi and owned numerous examples of the breed. The popularity of the Borzoi increased after the publication of Ivan Turgenev’s novel, Fathers and Sons, which featured a furry white borzoi by the name of Boy. The first written description of a borzoi dates from 1749, when the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus classified it as “Canis lupus familiaris”, a subspecies of the gray wolf. Linnaeus described the borzoi as a “large and shaggy” animal that was “more vicious than other wolves”. The borzoi was not officially recognized as a separate species until 1878, when it became the 45th member in the genus Canis (see Canis).

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United States Of America

Bocker Physical Characteristics

The Bocker is a medium-sized herding breed that is typically 23 to 25 inches at the withers and 60 to 70 pounds. They have a long and slender body and a medium length, thick, straight or slightly wavy, silky coat of brindle, red, fawn, or orange with black, white, or tan markings. They have a medium size head with hanging ears and dark, almond shaped eyes. They are very intelligent, hard working, and alert.

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Height Range

Male Height Range: 12 – 15 inches

Female Height Range: 12 – 15 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 20 – 30 lbs

Female Weight Range: 20 – 30 lbs

Bocker Health

Description of breed health.


10-15 yrs

Bocker Health Concerns

Intervertebral Disc Disease, Hip Dysplasia, Epilepsy, Hypothyroidism, Congenital Heart Defect (CHD), Ear Infections, Eye Diseases and Disorders

Bocker Temperament and Behaviour

The Bocker is a gentle, sweet-natured, and devoted breed of dog. They are very patient with children, and are great with older kids. They are quiet, calm, and good around farm animals and other dogs. They are protective of their families and will bark when they sense danger.

Bocker Activity Requirements

The Bocker is a mixed-breed dog that originated in Germany and is often used as a guard dog. While they are not as commonly seen as some of the other mixed-breed dogs, they are growing in popularity. The Bocker is a high-energy, intelligent, and athletic dog, and they require a great deal of physical and mental stimulation. They are not a sedentary breed, and they should never be left alone for extended periods of time. If you are thinking about bringing a Bocker into your home, be sure you are ready for their high energy levels. They require regular exercise, both mental and physical. They love to play and can be quite mischievous. If you can provide this type of environment, a Bocker can make a wonderful addition to any home.

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Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Bocker is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Bocker is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Bocker is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Bocker is part of the Unclassified group.

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