The Beauceron is a large, muscular, lively, highly intelligent and adaptable herder. Native to the Central France, the Beauceron is also referred to as the Berger de Beauce or Bas Rouge (red stockings). Beaucerons are huge, strong, and rough but they are also graceful and perfectly balanced. They also have a black / gray / tan coat. They’re not for inexperienced owners who risk having their dominant dog own them rather than the other way around. Nevertheless, properly raised and socialized Beaucerons become sensible watchdogs and guardians.

Males measure 25 to 27.5 inches in height, while females measure 24 to 26.5 inches. The usual weight range is 6 to 10 pounds.

Average life expectancy for the breed is 10 to 12 years.

Recommended Health Tests:

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Cardiac Exam
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation

The Beauceron is a French herding breed that has been popular throughout western Europe for generations. The breed is recognized as one of the ancestors of the Doberman Pinscher. Despite having quite distinct looks, the Beauceron and the long-haired sheep dog, the Briard, share a common ancestor and have double dewclaws on their hind legs. Both were employed for sheep and cattle herding. The Briard, like the Beauceron, is widespread in northern France.

The Beauceron has served in a variety of capacities since its development in the late Middle Ages, including soldier, bodyguard, rescuer, rival, companion, and unrivaled livestock mover. The breed has gained popularity along the road on both sides of the Atlantic thanks to its lovable demeanor and diverse range of working abilities.

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