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Group classification: Miscellaneous (Herding) Country of origin: France Date of origin: 16th century
Weight (M): 65 - 80 lb Height (M): 25 - 28" Life expectancy: 10 - 12 years
Weight (F): 70 - 85 lb Height (F): 24 - 27"

General Description of the Beauceron

The Beauceron is a large French herding dog that is strong, tall and noble. The long, well-chiseled head is proportionate, with the muzzle and skull being equal in length. The eyes are oval shaped and horizontal, dark brown, with an expression of alert confidence. The high set ears can be natural or cropped, depending on the breeder's preference. Natural ears are short and flat, while cropped ears are erect and pointed gently forward. The muzzle is strong and fairly wide with a pure black nose, with no pointedness or snipiness. The well-muscled neck leads to a strong, straight back. The tail is strongest at the base, carried low, with a slight hook that is well centered. The coat is dense and short, a bit longer at the neck area. Coloring can be either black and tan or gray, black and tan.

Beauceron Temperament

The Beauceron is a faithful, fearless and extremely protective breed, even from the puppyhood. The breed is extremely intelligent, and is willing and able to learn. Obedience training is essential, as this powerful dog can become domineering if not properly handled. The Beauceron can be good with children if it is raised with them and taught how to be gentle, but his instincts may lead him to initially herd and nip at heels during play. With the right socialization, the Beauceron can be great for homes with kids and even other pets, and can be trained to listen to commands from every member of the family. Take care when introducing your Beauceron to strangers and other dogs, as the breed tends to be wary of newcomers. The Beauceron requires lots of exercise and enjoys having a task to perform.

Caring for a Beauceron

The Beauceron needs a lot of exercise everyday; otherwise it can become bored, destructive and overweight. A long walk is a minimum, with frequent outdoor play sessions strongly recommended. Other than that, this is an exceedingly low maintenance dog. Simply brush your Beauceron every now and then and bathe only if needed – the Beauceron does not shed much. Keep nails trimmed, ears clean and make sure your dog has all its vaccinations. Health problems are rare, but canine hip dysplasia and gastric torsion are occasionally seen in the breed. 
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Uniformity, venturesomeness, high temper, and yet good handling, the basic character traits of this ancient French ovcackeho dog from planina, which was already in the 19th century named BEAUCERON. Some farmers use for these large and impressive dog, the name of the red GAS MANTLES, which describes in particular the basic color which is black with rezavymi characters, especially at the end of the limbs. After all, who would not know a dog from the Sorbonne romantic movies of Angelica or daring pack Bears in the movie. An old French adage says: When your beauceron at work Lehne, pause the bones if nevyskoci, give this dog away. Beaucerona Keepers do not like to hear rather the labeling of its breed crosses as the Doberman pinscher, rottweilers and German shepherd.Supporters beauceronu probably irritating especially compared to that rottweilers and Doberman pinscher primarily as a cultural breeds are relatively young, while the French ovcacich, which undoubtedly came as well beauceron, the proof speaks it in the Middle Ages. 

History beaucerona

The first report on starofrancouzskem sheep dog, which had the task to guard the cattle with the ability to be deployed at any time to bears, wolves and boars, go back to the year 1387, when Gaston Phoebus, Count of Foix Mastina described as a dog sedlaku.Dalsi report on pastoral starofrancouzskem PSU can be found in 1578 at La Maison Rustiqueod CH.E. and J. Libauta, then at Olivier de Serre, who was Henry IV subjects., bourbonskeho king of France (1553-1610).
In Buffonove description pastyrskych dogs (1707-1788) is deleted, in particular, with a dog is now appoint Matin.Tento matin had to guard a herd of cattle, but was apparently not honackym dog.
In 1809, established the difference between dogs ovcackymi and pasteveckymi.Abbe ROZIER sheep dogs split into two breeds in a way that one of the planes is a dog-Chien de Brie (congenital obedience and dexterity), which had the task to guard the sheep and one dog from the mountains
(strong, fearless, with a gross Robust and short hair) should primarily drive away wildlife. The dog was lighter planes and pohyblivejsi, dog mountains on the contrary, strong and heavy, to be able to challenge the wolf and it firmly pridrzet.Obe these breeds have a common anatomical character - double dewclaw.
At the World Exhibition in Paris in 1863, was first presented 13 French ovcackych psu.Jsou described as powerful, strong, with vztycenym ear, black and tan, like wolves.
In 1888 Pierre Megnin distinction wolves like dogs, kratkosrsteho with a smooth face,as SCR de Beauce and the dog with the long hair of the body, head and legs as SCR de Brie. This was the first time the two breeds completely clear and clearly divided.
The names of the two breeds was adopted in 1896, which have been developed, while the former was based Club Francais du Chien de Berger or the French Club ovcackych dogs. In 1906, the French press article appeared F. Masson, who complains that the French ovcaci divided into beaucerony and briardy.Podle his opinion would be better to stay with one breed,which would be distinguished between two variety depending on the length of the hair short and longwoolled.
Despite many peripeteia breed and historical events in the 1927 establishment of the first group of friends beaucerona-Club de Amis du Beauceron breed and arose slowly but steadily the path to their fans
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