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Facts about Beauceron

An old and distinct French breed of herding dog, developed solely in France with no foreign crosses. Discerning and confident. A dog with spirit and initiative, wise and fearless.


The ideal Beauceron is a strong dog of good height and well muscled without bulkiness. The whole conformation gives the impression of depth and solidity without bulkiness, exhibiting the strength, endurance and agility required of the herding dog. He is alert and aware of their surroundings. They are energetic with a noble carriage. Male dogs are characteristically larger throughout with a larger frame and heavier bone than females. Females are distinctly feminine, but without weakness in substance or structure. The Beauceron should be discerning and confident. He is intelligent, easily trained, faithful, gentle and obedient.


Their nutrition needs to be fed certain foods for their different digestive needs. Like most dogs who exercise for a living, they have a protective double coat, which does shed. This dog will require more brushing during its twice annual shed to keep shedding minimized. Their nails should be trimmed with a nail trimmer or grinder regularly to avoid the nails to overgrow, causing splitting and cracking. Their ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris which can result in an infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.



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