Bouviers Available for Adoption

Thank you for your interest in adopting a Bouvier des Flandres. The Bouviers we offer for adoption have been screened by those knowledgeable in the breed and we feel they are very desirable dogs. We hope to provide them with excellent homes. For each Bouvier adopted, we ask payment for actual expenses incurred or a minimum of $300.00. To be considered as an adopter, please fill out an application.

Bentley

Western North Carolina

Male

8 years

Yes

Yes

Deborah

Bentley is an 8-year-old, cropped and docked, Size Large, glossy black Bouvier, perfectly housebroken. A strong and active Bouv, Bentley lived on a farm as a house dog. When his family unexpectedly and necessarily moved to smaller living arrangements due to a family death, Bentley took exception to the more active setting, especially by wanting to control and herd the children screaming and yelling on the adjacent play area of the living community. He has herding instincts and coupled with his anxiety, he was Bouvier-protective of his home and persons there, so different from the previous calm atmosphere. Therefore, young children should not inhabit his future home. Bentley has lost 25 pounds since coming into Rescue and while he is well mannered, and beloved by his family, he was unsocialized in public. Now Bentley lunches at outdoor restaurants with sophistication. And shops. Once properly introduced, he is friendly to people and has been good, if bossy, with female dogs of all sizes, but dominant with males. No cats. Because of his Bouvier propensity to control most situations, and a high prey drive, Bentley must have a large securely fenced yard. His activity level requires long walks, car rides and stimulation as he is no couch potato, and most people guess him to be much younger than his age at first meeting, even veterinarians. He has never been alone in his life for long periods of time, and he craves companionship and being with his person. Bentley came into rescue with a suspicious bone lesion, or tumor, or bone deficit on a front leg accidentally discovered subsequent to a pony hoof vs. Bentley encounter. For diagnostic purposes, he has had monthly X-rays, oncology assessment, a bone biopsy in which no cancer cells could be found. During six month's time, the area on the bone shows no change. Hence, osteosarcoma and fibrosarcoma have been ruled out due to the lack of progression, and no definitive diagnosis can be made for the reason. Theories range (on the part of several veterinarians) from a puppy fungal disease that left a bone deficit to a recent injury that is healing but frankly, we just don't know the cause. He also had a minute, non-displaced fracture on a toe, (re: pony) but x-rays on June 10th show that to be fully healed. He will need to continue thyroid medication with monitoring of thyroid levels throughout his life. Bentley is a magnificent example of a Bouvier des Flandres. His character, charming personality traits, his loving and loyal disposition and his exceptional handsomeness, all make him the epitome of the breed. He needs to lead a full and active life. Also, Bentley can Bouvier-bounce high and really often: Nobody Bounces Better; Nobody. To be considered as an adopter, please fill out an application online. For more information, contact Deborah.

Jekyll (Courtesy Post)

Virginia

Male

1 year

No

No

Susan Bach

COURTESY POSTING. Jekyll is a 1+ year old, special needs male Bouvier, natural ears and tail. His current owner attempted to train him in Schutzhund and he just wants to be someone's buddy! So his owner would like to find him a nice home. He's aloof like many bouviers, but will eventually sniff and greet you, and if you have cookies, happy to have one or two. Jekyll has some special needs. After a bout with lameness and several vet visits it appears that he may have polyarthritis-a degenerative disease and to be free of this ailment, he will need to be officially diagnosed with a joint tap, and then immunotherapy and probably a life time low dose of prednisone off and on, and pain medication and supplements. He's a young guy and wants to have as normal of life as possible with the help of someone who is willing to see him through this health issue. Will you consider taking Jekyll? There is no adoption fee. He's been doing pretty well recently on supplements and pain meds, and low level exercise-which is extremely important for him. Please note: this is a courtesy post; Jekyll is not being placed through the American Bouvier Rescue League (ABRL). For information call Susan at (301) 384-3214 or email her.