Beauceron- French Shorthaired Shepherd

The Beauceron was developed in France.  It is a herding breed of dog.  It is used as a guardian and watch dog. The life expectation of the Beauceron is 10-13 years. It is also called as French Shorthaired Shepherd, Beauce Shepherd, Berger de Beauce, Bas Rouge (Red Stocking).

Beauceron- French Shorthaired Shepherd

Origin / History:

  • In 1809, the abbey Rozier reported plain dogs guarding flocks and herds
  • The two types of sheep dogs were differentiated by Pierre Megnin, in 1863
  • The dog with a short coat came to be known as Berger de Beauce (Beauceron)
  • The dog with a long coat was known as Berger de Brie (Briard)
  • They were used as messenger dogs during the world wars

Nature / qualities:
The Beaucerons are kind to their masters. They are intelligent and calm dog. They easily get adapted to new situations.  The owner should be strong but harsh to have this breed.  They do not like to be alone and idle. They perform well with other animals and children.  They are excellent companion and guardian dogs.

Physical Appearance:
The height of the Male Beauceron is 26-28 inches (65-70 cm) and the weight is 70-100 pounds (32-45 kg). The height of the Female Beauceron is 25-26 inches (61-68 cm) and the weight is 65-85 pounds (30-39 kg). The Beauceron is a large, well-built and solid dog.  It is a rectangular shaped dog. The head is long.  They have dark eyes and the nose is black. They have short, dropped, erect ears that are set high.  The tail is slightly curved at the end. The color of the breed is black and tan, harlequin (black and tan ith blue-gray patches.

Health Concerns:
The Beaucerons are prone to hip dysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Gastric torsion / Bloat.

Brushing should be done twice in a week. During shedding season brushing should be done daily. Regular exercise and long walks is recommended.

The cost of purchasing this breed is $ 800 USD

  • It is an ideal watch dog
  • They do not bark unnecessary 

  • They become both reserve and frank when meeting strangers


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