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The Beauceron is a large, powerful and well-muscled
herding dog developed solely in France. The earliest
documentation of its existence (it is believed)
dates back to a Renaissance manuscript of 1578.
Another report related to the Beauceron dates
back to 1809 when the Abbey Rozier made mention
of 'plain dogs for guarding flocks and herds'
in an article. However, it was not until 1863
these dogs were truly identified. There were two
types of these particular sheepdogs which were
differentiated by the length of their coat. The
type with a long coat became known as the Berger
de Brie (Briard) and the short coat type became
known as the Berger de Beauce (Beauceron).
The Beauceron breed is used extensively on farms
in France. This hard-working breed can guard and
herd large flocks of sheep without showing signs
of exhaustion. During war-time in Europe, Beaucerons
were used for various tasks such as detecting
mines, running messages, locating the wounded,
picking up trails, etc. The Beauceron is still
used today by the French police and army and they
are considered a great companion as well as very
height for a Beauceron at withers - Males: 25½
to 27½ inches (65 -70cm). Females: 24 to
26½ inches (61 - 67cm)
weigh up to 110 pounds (50 kg)
Coat Type: The
Beauceron has a double coat. Outer coat is coarse,
dense and lies flat. The length approximately
1¼ inches. The Beauceron's undercoat is
dense and wooly. An occasional grooming is needed
- usually when shedding. The Beauceron is an average
colors for a Beauceron's coat: black and tan as
well as black, tan and gray.
The Beauceron is gentle, friendly, and highly
intelligent. It is also known to be protective
and fearless. The Beauceron does very well with
obedience training and it is eager to please its
master. It does well with children if trained
and socialized correctly -and- starting at a very
early age. Beaucerons enjoys plenty of exercise.
This is a breed that does not like to be left
alone for a long period of time. The Beauceron
is wary of newcomers and does not do well with
other dogs they do not know.
Beauceron is generally a healthy breed, however,
they are prone to hip dysplasia and bloating.
The average life span of a Beauceron is 10 - 13
The Beauceron is a breed of the lupoid
While the Beauceron is an old and distinct breed
originating in France as a herding dog, it is
relatively unknown in any other country.
AKC: Group 7 - Herding
FCI: Group 1 Section 1 Sheepdogs
KC: Working Group
UKC: Herding Dog Group