Beauceron Breed Group and Dog Type - Herding Dog Group: The Beauceron is one of the many breeds of dogs that belong to the Herding Dog Group.
Other names for the Beauceron: The Beauceron is known by the nickname of the "Berger de Beauce". Other names for this breed of dog include the Bas Rouge (Red Stockings), the French Shorthaired Shepherd and Berger de Beauce. N.B. The word 'Berger' is an occupational name for a shepherd in France.
Origin of the name: The origin of the name "Beauceron" derives from its place of origin in the Beauce region of central France.
Beauceron History and Origin: The country of origin of the Beauceron breed was in France during the 1500's as a herding and guard dog from the flatlands of the Beauce region in central France. This brave dog is the largest of all the French herding dogs and was bred to perform multiple duties as a farm dog but was also trained as a hunting dog to track stag, deer, wild boar and bears.
During the 1600's French colonists took their Beauceron hunting dogs to the Louisiana colony in the New World. The Beauceron is believed to be one of the ancestors of the Catahoula Leopard Dog.
A French priest called Abe Rosier, who was closely associated with the farmers in his parish, was the first to describe the 'Berger de la Beauce' in an article published in 1809 about French herding dogs detailing the differences between the short haired Beauceron and the longer haired Berger de la Brie, now known as the Briard.
The first Beauceron was shown at the Paris dog show (L' Exposition Universelle de 1878) and the breed was exported to other countries in Europe and quite a few years later to the United States. The Beauceron was used as a messenger by the French army during both WWI (1914 - 1918) and WW2 (1939 - 1945). The Beauceron demonstrated the ability to follow commands without hesitation were also trained to detect mines and support commando operations.
Beauceron Modern History: The modern history of the Beauceron moved on and the breed is now used as a Hunting, Watchdog, Herding and popular Guard Dog in France. The Beauceron was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 2007.
Beauceron Height: The Beauceron breed is classified as a Medium to Large-sized sized dog. The height to the shoulder of a male dog is 66 - 71 cm. The height to the shoulder of a female dog is 64 - 66 cm.
Beauceron Weight: Not surprisingly for a Medium to Large-sized sized dog, the weight of a male dog is 32 - 45 kg. The weight of the smaller female dog is 30 - 39 kg.
Beauceron Coat Type: The coat type is described as a short haired coat.
Beauceron Coat Colors: The colors of this dog breed consist of assorted colors consisting of Tri-color, Harlequin, Black & Tan and Black & Rust.
Beauceron Grooming - LOW Grooming Needs: The dog grooming needs of the Beauceron are categorized as Low in order to maintain a healthy coat and reduce the risk of skin infections.
The limited dog grooming needs of the Beauceron are therefore considered to be low maintenance, requiring limited attention to grooming with casual brushing and combing. Dog Grooming needs should also include bathing the dog on a monthly basis and making regular inspections of the eyes, ears, nails and teeth.
Beauceron Litter Size: The litter size of this dog breed ranges from 6-7 puppies. Beauceron puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Beauceron puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder.
Beauceron Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of this popular dog breed is described as Cool, Calm, Protective, Friendly and Vigilant.
Beauceron Exercise Requirements - MODERATE Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of this breed of dog are moderate. The Beauceron requires regular daily exercise consisting of about one hour every day.
This medium sized dog has a strong, supple striding gait with strides of a moderate length requiring a steady walking or jogging speed by the owner to meet the dogs exercise requirements. If the dog has more energy than you do, then teach your dog to play ball in a chase and catch game.
Beauceron Diet: A fully grown Beauceron should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can and what dogs cannot eat.
Beauceron Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Beauceron breed include Bloat, Hip dysplasia. Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Beauceron dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: No.
Beauceron Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Beauceron breed is 10 - 12 years.
Beauceron Male Dog Names: Male Dog names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Beauceron breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Beauceron names our small selection might be of help with naming boy dogs. Out top male dog names are: Etienne *** Fabien *** Francois *** Gaspard *** Drakkar *** Dred *** Edge *** Gnash *** Tempest *** Victor *** Zephyr.
Beauceron Female Dog Names: Female Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the girl dog. Our top choice of good female Beauceron names are Collette *** Patrice *** Renee *** Kaige *** Lace *** Cherine *** Richelle *** Candy *** Suzette *** Deziree.