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The Beauceron He is known in France as a watchdog, a farm helper.


Characteristics "Beauceron"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Beauceron" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, you must take into account his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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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 Berger de Brie on the other hand. The canine central society (The Société Centrale Canine) recorded the first beauceron in 1893, and for 1922 the first club of the breed had been 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 front line to execute the messages. They were also used to collect clues, detection of mines and the command of support activities. Today's Beaucerons are still used as military dogs., as well as police dogs.

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The Beauceron is a breed of French used for grazing sheep. In its country of origin it is known as the Berger (bair-zhay) Beauce (bohs). The name means “pastor of the Beauce”.

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 it is still a little-known dog outside of France.

Is also known by names such as Beauceron 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 Dobermann.

Physical characteristics

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 hind legs have a double spur characteristic of the breed..

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. As well, 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.

Character and skills

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 brave". Usually, adults are wary of strangers and make excellent natural watchdogs.

It is not a breed for everyone since you need to release your 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 who knows how to impose limits. Education can become a wonderful protective dog that can perform any task, both dog, as guard, guide the 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, even if they physically appear so... Only at three years of age do they usually reach maturity, It is therefore recommended that education will be gradual and persistent. These may include, five periods of game, training, ten minutes a day in the early years will give us amazing results. It is better that, long rigorous training sessions.

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Type and recognitions:

  • Group 1 / Section 1 Herding dogs. FCI 44
  • Federations: FCI , ​AKC , ​KC , UKC
  • Alternative names:

    • Alternative names: French Shorthaired Shepherd / Beauce Shepherd / Berger de Beauce / Bas Rouge (Red Stocking)

    1 thought on "Beauceron”

    1. I'm looking for a Beauceron with Steohren,I had one
      until three weeks ago. Benni was put to sleep. he should be young and male. Request addresses of breeders.


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