fellow bouvier owner Hi, I just started with Chazhound, and I read what you wrote about bouviers. Did you get your bouve as a puppy? I've had both puppies and rescue bouves. I found that it depended on what kind of treatment that the adults had. as to their behavour in later years. It takes a long time for adult bouviers to trust a new pack leader. I agree also that they need to be with their people. It took Vodka over a year to accept my husband, but she was with me all the time. There are a lot of bouviers that are used for therapy dogs, and as far as smelling bad.... we find that a kennel cut, and a bath on a regular basis takes care of that. Our bouvier lives with us in a Big Rig and it's important for everyone to be clean and fresh.