Dog Breed Profile

Home Dog Breeds United States of America Bouberman

Bouberman History

The Bouvier des Flandres, also known as a “Belgian” because of the country of its origin, is a medium to large-sized working retriever-type herding dog. The origin of the Bovver dates back to prehistoric times, and it is believed that there were originally two different types in Belgium and Holland.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Bouberman Physical Characteristics

The Bouberman is a medium-heavy compact and muscular breed. Its size can vary from 24 to 28 inches. The body is longer than it is high, with an arched back, and a well-developed loin. The neck is moderately long and the head is quite large. The muzzle is long and tapers to a point. The ears are small, dropping, and triangular. The tail reaches to the hock and is carried erect at either 45 degrees or horizontal. The feet are round, with thick pads. The Bouberman is a well-muscled, alert, and agile dog. It is powerful, and capable of great endurance. The gait of the Bouberman is ambling. It is an excellent watchdog, and quite courageous. It is obedient, and responsive to commands. It is intelligent, quick to learn, and adapts well to changing circumstances. The Bouberman is of moderate activity level. It is friendly toward people, but reserved with strangers. It is a good family companion, and does well with children.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Black, Brown, Fawn, Gray, Brindle, Blue

Height Range

Male Height Range: 22 – 28 inches

Female Height Range: 22 – 28 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 66 – 90 lbs

Female Weight Range: 66 – 90 lbs

Bouberman Health

Description of breed health.


10-13 yrs

Bouberman Health Concerns

Hip Dysplasia, Bloat, Heart Murmur, Lymphoma, vonWillebrand’s Disease, Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM), Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetes, Hypothyroidism, Food Allergies

Bouberman Temperament and Behaviour

The Bouberman is an energetic and obedient breed of dog. They are extremely loyal to their families and are protective of them. They are very intelligent and are eager to please, making for good candidates in obedience training and therapy work. They are playful and fun-loving, but can sometimes be stubborn. They are very friendly with other animals and people, but tend to be wary of strangers.

Bouberman Activity Requirements

Bouberman dogs are a high-energy, playful, and loyal hybrid of the Labrador Retriever and Poodle. They are intelligent, friendly, and energetic, making them a great companion for an active family. Boubernans require at least 30 minutes of vigorous exercise and at least one 30-minute play session every day. They can play in the backyard or go for a walk, but they need to be with their family. Boubermans are very sociable, but they do better in homes with children over the age of 8. They can be very boisterous and rowdy with younger children. They also do better with older children who understand how to properly handle and socialize a high-energy dog.

Miles Per Day

11 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

3 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Bouberman is part of the Unclassified group.

Visit the American Kennel Club website.

The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Bouberman is part of the Unclassified group.

Visit the Kennel Club website.

Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Bouberman is part of the Unclassified group.

Visit the Australian National Kennel Council website.

Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Bouberman is part of the Unclassified group.

Visit the Canadian Kennel Club website.