The Beauceron is athletic in its appearance and has a longer rather than taller body shape, the colouration and physique of the Beauceron is similar to that of the Doberman pinscher. Beauceron dogs have distinctive double dewclaws positioned on the hind legs, the ears are highly set on the dog’s head and are pendant styled, and normally half pricked. In the USA the ears are generally cropped making them erect here in the UK this is an illegal practice. The Beauceron has a beautifully fringed tail and also fringing on its flanks, the coat is short and normally black and tan or black, tan and grey.
The Beauceron is known as a brave breed, they were used in both World Wars for a variety of tasks. It is a versatile dog and today is often used as a guard dog, sheepdog, police-dog and by the French military. They also make good pets but are usually slow to mature so must be handled firmly but kindly when it comes to training, they are intelligent and quick to learn. The Beauceron requires a lot of exercise both physically and mentally it is not a breed to sit still for long, they are loyal and patient dogs with a fearless streak. Can take to living outdoors but only if started at a young age. Good with children especially if raised alongside them but remember they are a big and strong dog.
Please note: This is only a guide.
You must contact a breeder club, read relevant literature and even contact vets to understand the full requirements of this breed.
Please ensure your lifestyle, home and family are suited to this particular breed and you fully understand the requirements needed to give the dog the life it deserves.