Skip to main content

Bouvier des Flandres Club of Northern California

Add Me To Your Mailing List
  Support BCNC
  Ask your Bouvier friends to join the club and introduce them to this wonderful group of Bouvier people!
Upcoming Club Meetings/Events
Check the Events page for all upcoming club meetings and events.

BCNC Designated Regional Specialty Results - June 10, 2017
Puppy Sweepstakes - Mrs. Diane Price, Judge
Best Puppy in Sweepstakes - Bon Idee's Our Mark on the Future Best Veteran in Sweepstakes - GCH Bon Idee's Just One Look, CGCA
Breed Competition - Dr. John A. Reeve-Newson, Judge Best of Breed - Ch Bon Idee's Over the Legal Limit Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Breed - GCHB Aristes Living in the Light Winners Dog - Bon Idee's Barbu Brocade Opining Day at the Track Select Dog - Bon Idee's On Target Select Bitch - Ch Terra-Nevada's Nobody Does It Better Best Brood Bitch - GCH Bon Idee's Just One Look, CGCA


 IMPORTANT MESSAGE from the American Bouvier des Flandres Club

The American Bouvier des Flandres Club is dedicated to the health and welfare of the Bouvier des Flandres breed, and conserving the original breed function . . . that of a "farm dog, family friend, protector, shepherd, and guide dog for the blind or hearing impaired. His intelligence, sense of threat discrimination and keen scent qualifies many Bouviers to excel in police work, tracking and drug detection.” A purebred dog, in general, offers to his owner the likelihood that he will be a specific size, shape, color and temperament.

The predictability of a breed comes from the selection for traits that are desirable, and avoiding the traits that are undesirable. When a breed standard or type is set, the animals within that breed have less heterozygosity than do animals in a random population. The Flandoodle or Bouvadoodle (cross between a Bouvier and a Poodle) or a Bernouviers (cross between a Bouvier and a Bernese Mountain Dog (BMD)) are nothing more than expensive mongrels. Because the genetic makeup is diverse from the Poodle or Bernese genes and the Bouvier genes, the resultant first generation (F1) offspring is a complete genetic gamble. The dog may be any size, color, coat texture and temperament. Indeed, the Poodle may not shed, but the BMD that maybe bred with the Bouvier do shed. Their coat may be wiry or silky and may mat (or tangle). Body shape varies with parentage, but can be lanky and narrow or over-sized. Behavior varies with the dog and within a litter. Some puppies may express poodle-like or Bernese-like attitudes and others somewhat may be like the Bouvier.

The American Bouvier des Flandres Club is opposed to cross-breeding of any pure-bred dogs, and is particularly opposed to the deliberate crossing of Bouvier des Flandres with any other breed. These crossbreds are a deliberate attempt to mislead the public with the idea that there is an advantage to these “designer” dogs. The crossbred dogs are prone to ALL the genetic disease(s) of both breeds, and offer none of the advantages that owning a purebred dog can offer.

The American Bouvier des Flandres Club wishes to thank Frances O. Smith, DVM, PhD, an officer of the Labrador Retriever Club, Inc. and a Diplomate American College of Theriogenology, and the Golden Retriever Club of American for the use of portions of their statement on cross-breeding pure-bred dogs. It is hoped that the posting of this information will educate the public in the dangers, and clear fallacies, associated with the purchase of so-called “designer” dogs. 

Please consider the health and welfare of a new addition to your household, before purchasing the "flavor of the month" designer dog. Many dedicated Bouvier fanciers have put years of love and devotion to develop the magnificent breed we know today!!!

Membership Renewals

Thanks to all who have renewed their BCNC memberships and provided financial support to our organization.

If you encounter any problems with your online membership renewal, please drop us a line and let us help you.

-- Leota Gonzalez (Membership Coordinator)

 FaceBook   Bookmark and Share