Also Called: Berger de Beauce Beauceron

Friendliness High
Kid Friendly High
Pet Friendly High
Exercise Needs Significant
Playfulness High
Energy Level High
Trainability Average
Intelligence High
Tendency To Bark Low
Amount Of Shedding Medium

The Beauceron is a large, active, and strong-minded dog, which is believed to have descended from the old type of shepherd dog. Its double coat may either be rough or smooth. A Beauceron's eyes may be either brown, hazel, or black. It is one of the few naturally extinct breeds in France.

Breed Overview

  • Group: Herding Dog
  • Life Span: 10-12 years
  • Height: Large
  • Weight: Heavy
  • Coat: Double
  • Coat Colors: Black,Black & Tan
  • Litter Size: 6-8 puppies
  • Family: Scenthounds / Sight Hounds / Terriers / Herding Dog / Working Dog /Guardians / Gun Dog / Toy / Companion Dog / Spitz / Nordic Breeds / Livestock Guardian Dog / Bichon / Pinscher
  • Hypoallergenic: false
  • Recognition: AKC, FCI, UKC
  • Size: Large

Training and Care

Beaucerons require a lot of attention and require experienced, consistent, and dedicated owners. With proper training, they can make wonderful addition to your family. It is important to make sure that your Beauceron puppy has up-to-date vaccinations, good nutrition, and plenty of exercise and mental stimulation.

Diet and Nutrition

Beaucerons need a high-quality, balanced diet to maintain their muscular body and essential energy levels. Talk to your vet about a healthy nutritive diet and exercise plan that is right for your pet.

Health Problems

Beaucerons are generally considered to be a healthy breed. However, like any other breed, there are some potential health conditions they are prone to such as hip and elbow dysplasia, thyroid issues, eye problems, and skin allergies.

Breed History

The Beauceron dogs were mainly bred as guard dogs and herders in France. This breed is believed to have descended from Roman and German dogs. They were mainly used for guarding property, herding, and guarding flocks. These dogs were also used for search and rescue operations.

Where to Buy or Adopt

Beaucerons can be purchased from reputable dog breeders or adopted from rescue shelters and animal shelters. The average price range for a puppy is $800-$1,200. Adoption fees usually range around $50-$200.

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