My roommate has a Bouvier who’s name is Beauregard. He is 105 pounds, 6 years old, and is just a joy to be around. I truly feel that he impacts how happy I am at times. So of course if you follow me on Facebook you will definitely be getting more updates on Beau the Bouvier and how he is doing. Just yesterday we were on a walk where a neighbor a had come outside just to show me his prized Bouvier. They are pretty rare(and expensive) dogs that most people do not invest in. The biggest question is why don’t people want to invest in these amazing dogs?
First, they are right around $2,000 to purchase. Which for a dog is quite an investment. Then the breed itself has quite a few other complications. Beau had to have an eye removed due to I believe cataracts. They also have a tendency to get ear infections quite a bit due to having ears bobbed/clipped when they are a puppy.
Second, some people believe that they are extremely stubborn and are not very fun dogs. I have to say that he is an extremely fun dog to be around. Beau can be stubborn at times, however can’t we all? To me his stubbornness in a way shows how smart he is. The other day I went to dog sit for another person in Colorado Springs. The next morning I cam home early. Beau was truly the happiest dog in the world to see me. He ran around the house, tried to stuff his face in my blankets and was definitely in need of lots of petting. After about five minutes of all of that he sat down and watched me cook. He can be extremely excited at times, while others very calm.
Finally, there are some Bouvier’s that are shown as show dogs. I have nothing against this at all. When Bouvier’s are puppies most have there ears clipped along with there tail bobbed. And then of course the dogs can be shown at events. However some people might believe that Bouvier’s are just down right too big of a dog to take care of. This might be true for some people. But you also have to take in account how calm they are and protective they are. I moved into this house a few months ago. It took Beau not too long to warm up to me. We got into a routine when I came home. So now I still give him lots of love when I first walk in. He will then watch me cook and eat my meal. Then he will go and fall asleep in the living room. He is a fantastic breed to me and I would definitely recommend a Bouvier if you are willing to spend a little extra money.