The modern Bouvier des Flandres fills a variety of jobs ranging from police dog, guide dog, military dog and baby sitter. They are excellent family dogs that show great devotion to their owners and are well known for their empathy with children. They are not a demanding dog needing extreme amounts of exercise to keep them happy, but companionship it top of their requirements so they are definitely not a yard or kennel dog.
Bouviers have steady, sensible temperaments but have a sense of humour and love to play. In summary the Bouvier is an equable, resolute, fearless, intelligent family dog that will protect you if necessary and will play with you and your children.