American Canine Association

Breeds

Breed Name: Beauceron


History

Popular in France and rare in the United States, the Beauceron is a sheep herder and live stock guardian. This breed is also known for working with the Military and completing incredible tasks asked of them. This breed is a magnificent learner and wonderful working breed.

Appearance

Considered a large breed, both males and females measure 24-28 inches in height and weigh an average of 90-110 pounds in weight. This breed is large, lean and built athletic. With a long and tall body frame, this breed has a double layer coat that is rough to the touch. Their head is built triangular, with their muzzle forming into a scissor bite. When left untouched, their ears are large and triangular, laying flat along the side of their face. Some owners prefer to have their ears cropped, which is when the ears are thin and tall, standing firm on the top of their head. This breed has a long and thick tail with feathered hair covering it and lays low and positioned outwards when relaxed. Their coat is available in their distinct black and tan pattern and harlequin coat. Their two almond shaped eyes are available in a dark brown or black in color.

Temperament

This breed is recommended for households with older children, and land to roam on. The Beauceron is a very physical and mentally active breed who requires daily mental and physical stimulation in order to maintain good behavior. Naturally a herder by instinct, this breed among other similar breeds is known for trying to "herd" smaller children who might be in the home with them, thus the reasoning for households with older children for everyone's safety and comfort. When receiving the proper amount of mental and physical activity, this breed is a wonderful family companion and watch dog. A terrific learner as they learn very quickly, this breed is easy to train. This breed is known for having aggressive tendencies when not properly socialized or exercised, so early obedience training for both the owner and pup are highly recommended. Please fully educate yourself about this breed prior to deciding if they are the correct breed of choice for you. This breed does best when enrolled in agility or working classes for dogs, or has a daily job.

Grooming

This breed is an average shedder. Brush daily and bathe when needed. At certain times of the year, this breed sheds heavier.

Special Notes

Please fully educate yourself about the Beauceron prior to adding one to your family. Do not add this breed to your family unless you are able to provide life long physical and financial care. It is highly recommended that your home have a safe and proper installed fence for the safety and well being of your new pup. All dogs originate from wolves (Canis Lupus). Each breed of dog was originally created by mixing different breeds together in an effort to bring forth certain characteristics. Once a breeder has created acceptable “breed characteristics” within their bloodline and these “breed characteristics” have shown to be reliably reproduced in the offspring for three (3) generations, the bloodline may be upgraded from the category of “foundation stock” to “pure-bred”. The same “pure-bred” breed standards vary from different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders. Dog DNA testing companies can have accurate results for a specific bloodline of a small colony of dogs. However, there are tens of thousands of different bloodlines in the world which have not yet been tested for marker baseline results by Dog DNA testing companies as of 2017. For this reason Dog DNA testing companies do not guarantee the 100% accuracy of their breed lineage results and will also show different marker results for the same pure-bred breed in different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders.

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