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Name Bouvier des Ardennes Bouvier des Flandres Portuguese Water Dog
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Ardennes Cattle Dog Flanders Cattle Dog
Vlaamse Koehond
Belgian Cattle Dog
Cao De Agua
Portie
Water Dog
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred

Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Bouvier des Ardennes or Bouvier des Flandres or Portuguese Water Dog? Which is more expensive?
$500-$600 $1500-$2000 $2500-$2800
Availability
Which is easier to get, Bouvier des Ardennes or Bouvier des Flandres or Portuguese Water Dog?
Average: The Bouvier des Ardennes is a commonly available dog breed.
Very frequent: The Bouvier des Flandres is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Portuguese Water Dog is quite easy to get.

Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Bouvier des Ardennes or Bouvier des Flandres or Portuguese Water Dog? Which is the smallest dog, Bouvier des Ardennes or Bouvier des Flandres or Portuguese Water Dog?
Large
Medium
Large Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Bouvier des Ardennes or Bouvier des Flandres or Bouvier des Flandres? Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog weight comparison:
Male: 62–77 pounds (28–35 kg), Female: 49–62 pounds (22–28 kg) Males 75-110 pounds (34-50 kg), Female: 60-80 pounds (27-36 kg) Male: 42-55 pounds (19-25 kg), Female: 35-49 pounds (16-22 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 62–77 pounds (28–35 kg), Female: 49–62 pounds (22–28 kg) Males 92.5 pounds (42 kg), Female: 70 pounds (31.5 kg) Male: 48.5 pounds (22 kg), Female: 42 pounds (19 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Bouvier des Ardennes or Bouvier des Flandres or Portuguese Water Dog? Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog height comparison:
Male: 22–25 inches (55–63 cm), Female: 20–22 inches (51–57 cm) Male: 23-28 inches (58-71 cm), Female: 22-27 inches (56-69 cm) Male: 20-22 inches (50-57 cm), Female: 17-20 inches (43-52 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 22–25 inches (55–63 cm), Female: 20–22 inches (51–57 cm) Male: 25.5 inches (64.5 cm), Female: 24.5 inches (62.5 cm) Male: 21 inches (53.5 cm), Female: 18.5 inches (47.5 cm)

Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog coat comparison:
Double Rough Curly
Colors
What are the original Bouvier des Ardennes, Bouvier des Flandres and Portuguese Water Dog color?
Fawn
Grey
Black
Fawn
Pepper
Salt
Brindle
Gray
Black
White
Brown
Black
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Bouvier des Ardennes or Bouvier des Flandres or Portuguese Water Dog? Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog grooming comparison:
Advanced: The Bouvier des Ardennes requires a lot of grooming.
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Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Average: The Portuguese Water Dog requires average grooming effort.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Bouvier des Ardennes or Bouvier des Flandres or Portuguese Water Dog? Bouvier des Ardennes or Bouvier des Flandres or {name3 shedding:
Bouvier des Ardenness shed above average.
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Bouvier des Flandress shed moderately.
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Portuguese Water Dogs shed none to minimal.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Bouvier des Ardennes or Bouvier des Flandres or Portuguese Water Dog?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Bouvier des Ardennes or Bouvier des Flandres or Portuguese Water Dog? Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog behavior/temperament comparison:
Adaptable
Obstinate
Curious
Playful
Familiar
Intelligent
Protective
Gentle
Loyal
Rational
Brave
Impetuous
Obedient
Docile
Intelligent
Quarrelsome
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog intelligence:
Smart: Bouvier des Ardennes's has great intelligence.
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Smart: Bouvier des Flandres's has great intelligence.
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Smart: Portuguese Water Dog's has great intelligence.
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Trainability
Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog trainability comparison.
Bouvier des Ardenness are easy to train.
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Bouvier des Flandress are quite easy to train.
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Portuguese Water Dogs are easy to train.
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Playfulness
Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog playfulness comparison:
Average: Bouvier des Ardenness, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Average: Bouvier des Flandress, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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The Portuguese Water Dog is a playful breed.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
Bouvier des Ardenness have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog?
Average: Bouvier des Ardenness are average dogs regarding their affection level.
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High: Bouvier des Flandress are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Portuguese Water Dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog social needs comparison:
Bouvier des Ardenness need for social interaction is average.
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Bouvier des Flandress need for social interaction is average.
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Portuguese Water Dogs need a lot of social interaction.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog?
Average: The Bouvier des Ardennes barks occasionally.
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Average: The Bouvier des Flandres barks occasionally.
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Low to Average: The Portuguese Water Dog rarely barks.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Bouvier des Ardennes or Bouvier des Flandres or Portuguese Water Dog?
Bouvier des Ardenness are average watchdogs.
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Bouvier des Flandress are one of the best watchdogs.
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Portuguese Water Dogs are good watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Bouvier des Ardennes or Bouvier des Flandres or Portuguese Water Dog? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Bouvier des Ardenness are average defenders.
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Bouvier des Flandress are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Portuguese Water Dogs are average defenders.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Bouvier des Ardennes has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Bouvier des Flandres has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Portuguese Water Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Bouvier des Ardennes or Bouvier des Flandres or Portuguese Water Dog?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Bouvier des Ardennes bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Bouvier des Flandres bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Portuguese Water Dog bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog mouthiness comparison:
Bouvier des Ardenness have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Bouvier des Flandress have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Portuguese Water Dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
The wanderlust potential of the Bouvier des Ardennes is strong enough to escape from home.
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Bouvier des Flandress tend to escape less than other breeds.
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Portuguese Water Dogs have average wanderlust potential.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Bouvier des Ardenness have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
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Bouvier des Flandress have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Portuguese Water Dogs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Bouvier des Ardennes or Bouvier des Flandres or Portuguese Water Dog?
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Bouvier des Ardennes breed.
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Bouvier des Flandres breed.
Apartment-friendly dog the Portuguese Water Dog breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Bouvier des Ardenness adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Bouvier des Flandress adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Portuguese Water Dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Bouvier des Ardennes or Bouvier des Flandres or Portuguese Water Dog?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Portuguese Water Dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Bouvier des Ardennes or Bouvier des Flandres or Portuguese Water Dog? Which dog is more friendly?
Bouvier des Ardenness are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Bouvier des Flandress are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Portuguese Water Dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Bouvier des Ardenness are generally with other pets.
Bouvier des Flandress are generally with other pets.
Portuguese Water Dogs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Bouvier des Ardennes or Bouvier des Flandres or Portuguese Water Dog?
Bouvier des Ardenness are kid-friendly dogs.
Bouvier des Flandress are very kid-friendly dogs.
Portuguese Water Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Bouvier des Ardennes or Bouvier des Flandres or Portuguese Water Dog?
Bouvier des Ardenness are average friendly towards cats.
Bouvier des Flandress are average friendly towards cats.
Portuguese Water Dogs are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Bouvier des Ardennes or Bouvier des Flandres or Portuguese Water Dog?
Bouvier des Ardenness are average friendly towards other dogs.
Bouvier des Flandress are average friendly towards other dogs.
Portuguese Water Dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog?
Yes
Bouvier des Ardenness are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Bouvier des Flandress are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Portuguese Water Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Bouvier des Ardennes is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bouvier des Flandres is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Portuguese Water Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Bouvier des Ardenness are usually recommended for elderly people.
Bouvier des Flandress are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Portuguese Water Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.

Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog Health Comparison

Health Issues
Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog health comparison. Which is the healthier: Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog?
The Bouvier des Ardennes is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Bouvier des Flandres is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Portuguese Water Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog health problems comparison:
No data available Cataracts
Elbow Dysplasia
Glaucoma
Heart Problems
Hip Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Persistent Pupillary Membranes
Entropion
Ectropion
Distichiasis
Cataracts
Abnormally Small Eyes
GM-1 Storage Disease
Juvenile Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Irritable Bowel Disease (ibd)
Colitis
Megaesophagus
Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis
Lymphangiectasia
Addison's Disease
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Bouvier des Ardennes should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Bouvier des Flandres should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Portuguese Water Dog should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog lifespan comparison. How long do Bouvier des Ardennes, Bouvier des Flandres and Portuguese Water Dog breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Bouvier des Ardennes: 13 years
10-12 years
The average lifespan of Bouvier des Flandres: 11 years
10-14 years
The average lifespan of Portuguese Water Dog: 12 years
Hypoallergenic
Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No See more. Yes See more. Yes See more.
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Bouvier des Ardennes or Bouvier des Flandres or Portuguese Water Dog? Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog energy level comparison:
Bouvier des Ardenness have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Bouvier des Flandress have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Portuguese Water Dogs are high-energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Bouvier des Ardennes or Bouvier des Flandres or Portuguese Water Dog? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Bouvier des Ardenness have an average exercise need.
Bouvier des Flandress have an average exercise need.
Portuguese Water Dogs need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Bouvier des Ardennes or Bouvier des Flandres or Portuguese Water Dog?
Bouvier des Ardenness sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Bouvier des Flandress are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Portuguese Water Dogs don't need too much sleep.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Bouvier des Ardennes or Bouvier des Flandres or Portuguese Water Dog?
3 to 5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 3 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day. 2 to 2.5 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Bouvier des Ardennes's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Bouvier des Flandres's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average: The Portuguese Water Dog has an average risk for obesity.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Bouvier des Flandres can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Portuguese Water Dog can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog?

Medium

The Bouvier des Ardennes has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Bouvier des Flandres has an average chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Portuguese Water Dog has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Bouvier des Ardennes is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Bouvier des Flandres is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Portuguese Water Dog is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Bouvier des Ardennes or Bouvier des Flandres or Portuguese Water Dog? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog?

Not really

Bouvier des Ardennes breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Bouvier des Flandres breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Yes

Portuguese Water Dog breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military Dog

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Bouvier des Ardennes and Bouvier des Flandres and Portuguese Water Dog have?
4-6 puppies 5-10 puppies 4-8 puppies

Bouvier des Ardennes vs Bouvier des Flandres vs Portuguese Water Dog Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1983 as a Hound breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) section. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Water Dogs section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
No data available American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
Canadian Kennel Club
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Australian National Kennel Council
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
The Kennel Club

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