Dog Breed Profiles

Beauceron

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Dog Breed Group
Herding Dogs 
Origin of Breed
France, sheepdog. 
Life Expectancy
11- 13 years 
Color
Black and tan, or a black and tan merle. 
Coat
Rough, short and tick, with a dense undercoat and slight fringe on thighs and under tail. 
Exercise Needs
Needs regular daily exercise which should include long walks and free run off the leash. Enjoys stimulating activity such as an  
Temperament
The Beauceron is loyal, protective and patient. 
Good with Children
Should be brought up around children. May be territorial, with other pets. 
Grooming Needs
Minimum grooming is needed. Weekly bushing of his short coat will suffice. Extra attention is needed during shedding. 
Average Size - Male (in)
25 - 28 
Average Size - Female (in)
25 - 28 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
66 - 85 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
66 - 85 
Health Issues
Hip and elbow dysplasia, bloat.v
Living Conditions
Best suited for a ranch, country estate or suburban home with a fenced yard. 

Breed Description

A French herding breed known for centuries in western Europe, his ancestry may be part of the Doberman. He is used as a herder and guard dog. He is distinguished by his long tail and double dewclaws. Considered the world's most versatile working dog. Bred in the 1500's to track bears, boars and stag he was later used as a shepherd dog in guarding flocks.

Breed Infobits

The Beauceron has the confidence to be used as a guard dog and as a police dog.

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