is a impressive, powerful dog with a massive and heavily
coated head with a beard and mustache. Its shaggy eyebrows
and thick beard give the Bouvier a distinctive appearance.
Its strong and broad muzzle is slightly tapered. It
has a black nose and its oval eyes are dark brown with
a bold, affectionate, and lively expression. The teeth
meet in a scissors bite. Its ears are triangular and
erect. The Bouvier has a square profile due to its body
length from point of shoulder to the tip of the rump
is approximately equal to the height of the dog from
the withers to the ground. Its front legs are perfectly
staight and muscular and its chest is deep and broad.
It has a double coat. The outer coat is rough and shaggy
looking and is harsh and dry to the touch, very much
like steel-wool. It is lined with a dense undercoat.
The coat protects the dog in all types of weather. Its
tail is docked and some may have cropped ears, though
some breeders prefer to leave them natural. Begian lines
tend to be somewhat smaller and lighter than Dutch bloodlines.