Beauceron Dog Breed Information

Beauceron Quick Facts
Breed Group: Herding
Origen: France
Nickname: Berger de Beauce
Weight: 65-85 lbs
Height: 24-27 inches
Color(s): Black & Tan with specific tan markings; Harlequin with patches of gray, black, and tan.

Beauceron Appearance

The Beauceron is a large size athletic dog, with an alert expression. Their body is powerful yet agile and is slightly longer than tall. The head is long and in proportion with the body. Their jaws are strong. They have slightly oval brown eyes. The ears are high set and can be natural or cropped. The tail is carried low reaching at least to the hock forming the shape of a "J"

The Beauceron has a thick double coat that provides weather resistant protection. The outer coat is straight and coarse this combines with the dense undercoat. The most common colors are Black & Tan with specific tan markings; Harlequin with patches of gray, black, and tan. The weight of the Beauceron is around 65-85 pounds and the height is around 24-27 inches.

Beauceron Temperament

The Beauceron is smart, energetic, and learns quickly. They excel at obedience training, very quick to understand and respond to their masterís commands. The Beauceron is courageous, calm, and make a reliable guardian. They are patient with children and can get alone well with other family dogs and pets but tend to be aloof with strangers and other unfamiliar dogs. The Beauceron is extremely loyal and always eager to please its family, however; if no properly trained they can be a trouble maker. Early Socialization is very important to avoid aggressive tendencies and be sure to keep the dog under control when other dogs are present.

Is Beauceron the Right Dog Breed for You?

The Beauceron will do okay in an apartment if enough exercise is provided but will do best with at least a large yard. This is an active and energetic breed that needs a good workout everyday. His need could be met on a long walk on leash, a vigorous game or a run in a fence area. The Beauceron is a working breed that needs a lot of both mental and physical exercise, If bored he can become destructive. His herding instinct remains strong and he may attempt to herd people or objects.

Beauceron Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Beauceron is around 10-12 years.

Beauceron Health problems

The Beauceron is a relatively healthy and there are not major concerns associated with this breed, however they could be prone to CHD (Canine hip dysplasia), Bloat (Gastric Torsion), and hip dysplasia.

Beauceron Care and Grooming

The coat of the Beauceron does not require a great deal of attention. Their double coat needs brushing or combing one or two times a week; more often when shedding. Brush with a firm bristle brush, and dry shampoo occasionally. Bathe in mild soap only when necessary. You should take great care to ensure that you do not over feed your Beauceron. To avoid gastric Torsion it is better to feed two or three small meals a day rather than one large meal.

Beauceron Shedding

The Beauceron is an average shedder; you'll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home, therefore is not best suited for those with allergies.