Bouvier des Flandres

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Bou·vier des Flan·dres

 (bo͞o-vyā′ də flăn′dərz, dā fläN′drə)
A dog of a large breed developed in Belgium for herding cattle, having a thick, fawn to black coat.

[French : bouvier, cowherd + des, of + Flandres, Flanders.]
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Bou•vier des Flan•dres

(buˈvyeɪ də ˈflæn dərz, ˈflɑ̃ drə)

pl. Bou•viers des Flan•dres (buˈvyeɪz)
any of a Belgian breed of large, rugged dogs having a rough, tousled coat used for cattle herding, guarding, and police work.
[1930–35; < French: literally, cowherd of Flanders]
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Noun1.Bouvier des Flandres - rough-coated breed used originally in Belgium for herding and guarding cattleBouvier des Flandres - rough-coated breed used originally in Belgium for herding and guarding cattle
sheep dog, sheepdog, shepherd dog - any of various usually long-haired breeds of dog reared to herd and guard sheep
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In this episode, Rob and Mel make the five-hour trip from Cornwall with Koa, their six-month-old Bouvier des Flandres who has a badly-deformed back leg.
Besides Colton, the four selected on Monday were a longhaired dachshund named Burns who won the hound group; a Havanese named Bono who topped the toy group and a bouvier des Flandres named Baby Lars who led the herding group.
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