The Beauceron is a breed of dog of very ancient origin pastor (French) and appearance rustic and strong.
It was formerly used these dogs for various functions, from guide the flocks and protect them from external threats, until the protection on farms.
In 1863 two breeds of dogs differed France shepherds, of short hair beauceron on one side and the long hair Briard on the other hand. The canine central society (The Société Centrale Canine) recorded the first beauceron in 1893, and for 1922 the first breed club was founded.
The Beauceron also It was used by the French army. Their ability to obey orders without hesitation was widely used during the two wars in Europe, where the military used them in the first line to run messages. They were also used to collect clues, detection of mines and the command of support activities. The Beaucerons today are still used as military dogs, as well as police dogs.
Despite their great qualities, the beauceron did not become a popular dog. To reverse this situation a programme of recovery and promotion of the race was conceived in 1960. From then on, the beauceron began to gain in popularity and to participate actively in sports and show ring, Although still remains a dog little known outside France.
Is also known by names such as Pastor of Beauce or BAS Rouge (Red Stocking) due to stains of color fire that has legs.
Dog is a pastor of livestock guardian dog. One of the ancestors of the Doberman.
- Alternative names: French Shorthaired Shepherd / Beauce Shepherd / Berger de Beauce / Bas Rouge (Red Stocking)
Dogs breeds: Beauceron
The body is solid, powerful, rustic and muscular, but the impression of heaviness. It is slightly longer than high and has a straight back and chest deep. The legs are strong and muscular and the rear have a double characteristic of race spur.
The double spur on the hind legs are required by the standard of the breed.
The Beauceron measured up to the cross between 61 and 70 cm and weighs between 30 and 45 kg. The standard colour is black and Tan (This is the same color that you see in the breed Rottweiler and Doberman) or cinnamon and grey. Other colors, formerly very abundant, as the grey red, or gris-negro, they are now prohibited by the standard of the breed.
The outer layer is rough, While the inner layer is smooth and silky. In black color and fire dogs, fire color stains appear on two points above the eyes, on the sides of the snout, wane in cheeks, but do not reach the bottom of the ears. Also, these spots, they appear in the throat, under the tail, in the legs and chest. Fire chest marks should appear as two points.
Cutting ears is not allowed in Europe.
The Beauceron is known in France as a guard dog, a farm helper.
This athletic breed, healthy and long life has been “raised to be smart, quiet, soft, "and courageous". Usually, adults wary of strangers and are excellent natural guard dogs.
It is not a breed for anyone you need to release their energy both physically and psychologically, as well as space and plenty of exercise. Excellent guard dog, very intelligent, friendly and patient with children. You need an active owner, coherent, serious but patient and caring that can rely on, and that it will impose limits. Education can become a wonderful protective dog that can perform any task, both dog, as guard, Guide or company.
They are very intelligent, However, their physical and mental development is slower than in other similar breeds (for example, German shepherds and others…), they are not mentally mature, Although physically the aparenten… Newborn to three years usually reach maturity, It is therefore recommended that education will be gradual and persistent. For example, five periods of game, training, ten minutes per day in the early years they give surprising results. It is better that, long rigorous training sessions.