The Bouvier des Flandres is a herding dog breed originating in Flanders, Belgium. They were originally used for general farm work including cattle droving, sheep herding, and cart pulling, and nowadays as guard dogs and police dogs, as well as being kept as pets. The French name of the breed means, literally, "Cow Herder of Flanders", referring to the Flemish origin of the breed. Other names for the breed are Flanders Cattle Dog, Toucheur de Boeuf, Vlaamse Koehond, and Vuilbaard. Check out our collection of Bouvier des Flandres dog names for male or female puppies.