Rather short and stocky in appearance, he is strong and very solid and has muscular and powerful limbs giving the impression of great power with a lighter gait all the same time. His gaze exudes intelligence, boldness and great energy. At first glance, his coat gives the impression of a plush.
Between 62 and 68 cm (24.41 to 26.77 inches) for the male
Between 59 and 65 cm (23.23 to 25.59 inches) for the female
Between 35 and 45 kg (77.16 to 99.21 pounds) for the male
Between 27 and 35 kg (59.52 to 77.16 pounds) for the female
The Bouvier des Flandres has a coat that can vary between brindle, fawn, grey, dark grey (charcoal) and black. On his chest, the breed also allows the possibility of a white star.
His hair is rather dry and tends to be matt and hard. The standard does not tolerate curly or woolly hair, but it can be disheveled without being either too long or too short.
His head is very massive. His eyes are dark in color. His ears are carried erect and triangular in shape. His tail is usually severed at the second or third vertebrae.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 1, section 2 and is #191