Beauceron

This herding breed from the North of France is known for centuries in Western Europa. The Beau Shepherd is one of the breeds used to create the Doberman Pinscher. The Beau Shepherd had several jobs in both world wars and served as messenger dog, land mine detection dog, supply transport dog, search dog, rescue and police dog.

The Beauceron is an athletic and muscular dog with a very agile body and strong jaws. It was bred for herding in France and therefore has double dewclaws on its hindlegs which are a breed trademark. Its coat is short, dense, weather-resistant outer coat and a warm undercoat. Its standard colouring is black and tan or grey, black and tan. Other colours are banned by the breed standard. Personality: These are very intelligent dogs that need mental stimulation. They have high energy and need rigorous exercise every day. They are perfect family dogs if trained right as they make loyal and reliable family members. If not well trained, they can be domineering and destructive. They are reserved towards strangers and unfamiliar dogs. The Beau Shepherd is a great natural guard dog and with its athletic body the breed is also used to herd cattle and sheep. This healthy breed is very intelligent, eager learners, fearless, and calm and be trained to a high level.

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Breed Type
Pure
Origin
Europe
Family
Function
Life Span
10-12 Years
Hypoallergenic
No
Other Names
French Shorthaired Shepherd, Berger de Beauce (sheepdog from Beauce), Bas Rouge (Red Stocking), Beauceron

Beauceron Build Information

Size
Large
Length (Male)
22-27 in.
Length (Female)
22-24 in.
Weight
> 65 lbs
Litter Size
5 - 10 Puppies
Tail Dock or Crop
Cropped
Preferred Climate
Any Climate

The Beauceron is an athletic and muscular dog with a very agile body and strong jaws. It was bred for herding in France and therefore has double dewclaws on its hindlegs which are a breed trademark. Its coat is short, dense, weather-resistant outer coat and a warm undercoat. Its standard colouring is black and tan or grey, black and tan. Other colours are banned by the breed standard.

Behaviour and Personality

Kid Friendliness
Affection Level
Activity Level
Energy Level
Independant
Good to Other Pets
Dominating or Submissive?
Guardian Skills
Barking
Aggressiveness Level

These are very intelligent dogs that need mental stimulation. They have high energy and need rigorous exercise every day. They are perfect family dogs if trained right as they make loyal and reliable family members. If not well trained, they can be domineering and destructive.

They are reserved towards strangers and unfamiliar dogs.

The Beau Shepherd is a great natural guard dog and with its athletic body the breed is also used to herd cattle and sheep. This healthy breed is very intelligent, eager learners, fearless, and calm and be trained to a high level.

Appearance

Colors
Black Black & Tan Gray Tan
Shedding
Moderate
Grooming
Low Maintenance
Coat Type
Dense

The Beau Shepherd is a low maintenance dog. The Beau Shepherd's short coat does not require extensive grooming, weekly brushing and a bath now and then is enough to maintain his coat.

Breed's Talents and Facts

Training
Hard
Hunting Companion
No
Jolly for Jogging
Yes
Sighting Capabilities
No
Ideal for Tracking
Yes
Retrieving Skills
No
Pointing Breed
No
Herding Skills
Yes
Dutiful Watchdog
Yes
Security Guard Capable
Yes
Police Performer
Yes
Wet Water rescues
No
Assist Disable Owners
No
Dog Sledding
No
Able to Perform Dog Carting
No
Agile/Zippy
Yes
Fun with Lure Coursing
No
Obedient
Yes
Possible Schutzhund Work
Yes
Trainable for Tricks
No
  • Beau Shepherd dogs seem to be movie stars as they appeared in several movies, such as Hotel for Dogs, the Bear, the Wild Child and Marmaduke
  • Double dewclaws are a characteristic of the Beau Shepherd
  • The Beau Shepherd is an athletic, muscular dog and has an agile body and strong jaws
  • Its outer coat is harsh and his undercoat wooly, thick, and weather-resistant

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