Bouberman

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
Belgium / France <> Germany -> U.S.A.
Translation
Francis Vandersteen
This breed is also known as
Bouvier Pinscher

A brief presentation of the Bouberman

The Bouberman is a specific crossbreed of two pure breeds, the Bouvier des Flandres and the Dobermann. The Bouberman will be a large breed. The combination of the two different coats will need to be brushed and combed several times a week, and with this hybrid, monthly professional grooming and clipping may be necessary. Both parent breeds are strong and protective, and make excellent, diligent watchdogs. The Bouberman will need consistent obedience training and is not intended for a first-time dog owner.

History of the Bouberman

The Bouberman is a dog of diverse origins, thanks to its parents. Although we don't know when the Bouberman was born, we do know a few things about its parents.
        

A little of the Flanders Cattle Dog

        
The Flanders Cattle Dogs originated in Flanders and was bred to be a shepherd and farm dog. Flanders Cattle Dog means "Flanders cow breeder" in French. The Flanders Cattle Dog is thought to be the result of crossing Irish Wolfhounds and Scottish Deerhounds with local farm dogs. The breed not only guarded and protected flocks, but was also strong enough to pull carts. The Flanders Cattle Dog almost disappeared during the First and Second World Wars. It wasn't until 1965 that breed standards were agreed by several kennel clubs. Today, the breed works as a guide dog, police dog and military dog. Flanders Cattle Dog compete in canine agility, carting, obedience, canine showmanship and breeding.
Standard of the Bouvier des Flandres

A little of the Dobermann

The Dobermann originated in Apolda, Germany, around 1890. A tax collector by the name of Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann selectively bred a line of dogs that became the Dobermann. Mr. Dobermann also ran the Apolda dog pound, which gave him access to many breeds of dog. His aim was to create a breed that would protect and guard him while he collected taxes in the city. The Dobermann is thought to be a combination of the Rottweiler, German Pinscher, German Shepherd, Beauceron and Weimar Pointer. The Dobermann was first recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1908. During World War II, the U.S. Marine Corps adopted the Dobermann as its official war dog. In the United States, the American Kennel Club ranked the Dobermann as the 15th most popular dog breed in 2017.
Standard of the Dobermann

Appearance of the Bouberman

The exact appearance of the Dobermann is difficult to predict. The Bouberman may have characteristics of either parent. It will be a large dog with medium to long hair, strong and muscular. Coat color will vary, including gray, brown, brindle and more. The ears and tail of the Dobermann and Bouvier des Flandres are usually cropped and docked. Your Bouberman puppy will most likely have floppy ears and a long tail, brown eyes and a brown or black nose. He'll look intelligent and confident, with a determined gait.

Temperament of the Bouberman

The Bouberman will have the personality and character traits of both its parents. Your Bouberman will be a courageous, fearless watchdog. He may have a herding instinct, leading him to chase small animals, including the family cat. The Bouberman probably won't be a very energetic dog when mature, but as a puppy he'll be livelier and more playful. Exuberant jumping should be discouraged when young to avoid damaging joints and bones. Your hybrid will be reliable and loving with his family, but can be over-protective, so he'll need guidance on the right way to behave. It's important for him to have early obedience training and socialization with other dogs and strangers. His Dobermann side can cause separation anxiety, which can lead to behavioral problems such as chewing, barking or howling. Bouberman's Bouvier des Flandres profile can make him insistent and willful. He should be given chew toys designed for large-breed dogs. The Bouvier des Flandres and the Dobermann mature slowly, so you'll need patience to teach your dog the ropes. Good but firm consistency when training will enable him to learn everything he needs to know.

Needs and activities of the Bouberman

The Dobermann breed is a little more active than the Bouvier des Flandres, so the Bouberman's energy level can vary from moderate to high. It will certainly be a little more energetic and "boisterous" as a puppy. The Bouberman will thrive in a home with a large fenced yard to play fetch and explore. He's too big for an apartment unless you have a green space nearby and the commitment to take him out at least once a day for fresh air and a change of scenery. Ideally, your Bouberman should go for 2 to 3 long walks a day and perhaps a trip to the dog park, where he can practice his social skills with dogs and humans.

Maintenance of the Bouberman

The Bouberman may have a medium to long double coat, which should be brushed daily. The Bouvier des Flandres coat tends to mat, so this can happen in your Bouberman. Using a pin brush will help remove matting. If your Bouberman has a long coat, it may need to be trimmed monthly by a professional groomer. His coat may need to be washed once a month with a veterinarian-approved mild shampoo. His ears should be checked weekly and cleaned if there's a build-up of dirt. To prevent tartar build-up, his teeth should be brushed several times a week. Most dogs need monthly nail trimming, less often if they wear themselves out with activity.

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