Beauceron

Beauceron is a quite large French breed, which is originally used for guarding and herding livestock. Beauceron belongs to FCI group 1.

Beauceron is a low-maintenance dog for all weathers and climates. It's coat only requires occasional brushing. He has a thick undercoat, which enables keeping him outside even at fairly cold weather.

Beauceron is best suited for countryside with a lot of possibility to excercise, but an active owner can live in the city as well. In each case a beauceron must have enough excercise and adequately meaningful things to do.

The character of beauceron is somewhat varying. Some are quite apt for prey, but others are quite the opposite. In general beaucerons are quite eager to defend themselves and their pack. Most beaucerons are not overly temperamental, but if necessary they can show quite a lot of character. If you wish to compete at the very top level, you may well find a better dog from another breed, but if you are looking for a dog that is quite calm and adapts fairly easily to different situations and is versatile, you don't need to look elsewhere.

Training a beauceron can sometimes be challenging, since he can't be forced. But once the right method is found, it can also be very rewarding. As a rule you have to fair, consistent and gentle but firm leader to your dog.

The breed standard in English can be found at the "Club des Amis du Beauceron" website.





Last update: Dec 15, 2012 07:26:53 PM

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