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Beauceron

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Beauceron

The Beauceron, or Berger de Beauce-Bas Rouge, is a lowland French sheepdog.

His impressive physique repels the most daring. However, behind his « dissuasive » dog looks, he turns out to be a formidable life companion.

His main qualities are fidelity and responsibility.

He is loyal to his master, whom he will protect against everything.

Distrustful of strangers, he is an adorable, affectionate, gentle and docile dog with his adoptive family.

A guard dog par excellence, the Beauceron is a fabulous working dog.

Beauceron

Historical

The Beauceron began to be considered a breed from the end of the 19th century. We can date their first official appearance in 1896, during a dog show.

It was at this time that this name, as well as those of Chien de Beauce and Bas-Rouge, began to be used. They referred to French sheepdogs of the same type that had a shorn face, short hard hair and cropped ears.

This breed comes from a selection carried out by the shepherds who fed only the dogs most suitable for driving and guarding the herds, leaving the others to wither away.

physical

  1. hair: short, thick and hard.
  2. It is flush on the head and 3 or 4 centimeters on the rest of the body.
  3. hair is fringed on the buttocks and below the tail.
  4. color: There are two varieties of Beauceron.
  5. Bas-Rouge, mostly black, with tan markings distributed on
  6. underside of the muzzle, body and at the base of the legs.
  7. The harlequin Beauceron has the same distribution of tan markings, but its coat is composed of equal parts of gray and black spots.
  8. head: long and well chiselled.
  9. skull (flat or slightly domed) is the same length as the muzzle.
  10. ears: high placed, they are semi erect or drooping, flat and short.
  11. They point slightly forward.
  12. eyes: horizontal, slightly oval and dark.
  13. body: slightly longer than high.
  14. Imposing dog, muscular, but without heaviness, the withers are well marked, the chest is high, wide and long.
  15. tail: left whole, carried low.
  16. It descends at least to the point of the hock.

Behavior with others

  • The Beauceron is a wise and bold dog.
  • His heritage as a herding dog has made him a tough, powerful, hard-working animal.
  • These qualities coupled with his intelligence make him very versatile.
  • It can be used for guard, defense or utility tasks.
  • guards the family home as a person.
  • He is also an excellent companion dog, very loyal to a master who has won his respect and trust.
  • barks little or not at all, only when necessary.
  • is dissuasive, but shows great sensitivity with his adoptive family.
  • Bold and frank, he has a sense of responsibility.

Education

  • a education of Beauceron can be long and the master will have to know how to be firm.
  • education given to the Beauceron must be strict, but also gentle.
  • From an early age, he must be socialized, in particular to accept the presence of other animals on his territory.
  • The Beauceron will not hesitate to refuse orders if the person giving them has failed to earn their respect and trust.
  • This is why it will be necessary to educate this dog with great firmness, but without brutality.

Living conditions

The Beauceron needs a lot of space, city life will require long regular walks.

The ideal for him is a house in the country, with a large garden where he can walk and exercise at his leisure.

Finally, he is not adapted to a solitary life, a lack of contact with humans can lead him to become too dominant. With its size, the Beauceron does not adapt well to apartment life. He can thus spend most of his time outside, watching for the slightest intruder and protecting his territory.

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