His general appearance is quite hardy and shows his great aptitude for hard work. Medium-size, the Bouvier des Ardennes has a heavy bone structure and powerful build. Not at all elegant, he is stocky and short, and his rather tousled appearance gives him a very distinctive look.
Between 55 and 65 cm (21.65 to 25.59 inches) for the male
Between 55 and 65 cm (21.65 to 25.59 inches) for the female
Between 25 and 35 kg (55.12 to 77.16 pounds) for the male
Between 25 and 35 kg (55.12 to 77.16 pounds) for the female
His dress can be of any color.
His curly hair is rough and about 5 cm (2 inches) long on the body but shorter on the limbs and head.
His large head with a flat skull and marked stop is very massive. His dark eyes are oval-shaped, medium size and not too far apart. His small ears are folded back without being cut off. His large nose is black. Several subjects are without tail or with a short tail.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 1, section 2 and is #171