Bouvier Calendars: The Bouvier des Flandres is a powerfully built, compact, rough-coated dog of rugged appearance. They are agile, spirited and bold with a calm and steady manner. The Bouvier des Flandres is easy going but aloof, they can sometimes be serious or moody. Their herding instincts will keep them close to home. They are stocky, heavy boned and fierce when confronted with a threat. Bouviers are actually quite intelligent, as they can distinguish a fake or staged threat from a real one. They are gentle and mild with their families, and always faithful and protective. They have a sensible temperament, and are hardy and trustworthy. They are easily trained and love to work. Bouvier des Flandres were originally used to herd sheep and cattle, and to guard their property in Belgium. Used in police work and helping the blind, they love the company of people. Bouviers are quick to learn, are apt to obey, and have an air of dignity about their presence. Loyal and sturdy, the Bouvier des Flandres is one very respected dog. Bouvier Calendars.