Beauceron Information and Pictures
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About the Beauceron Dog
The Beauceron, also known as the Beauce Shepherd and the Bas Rouge, is from France and was originally used for boar herding, guarding and hunting.
Today the Beauceron is used as a companion dog.
The Beauceron Temperment and Intelligence
Beaucerons are easily trained and very gentle dogs who have a strong desire to please. They have a very loving and kind temperament that makes them great with the family though they tend to be territorial and protective when strangers are present. The high level of intelligence this dog possesses helps him to understand and remember commands instinctually. Early socialization is important with this breed so that they can get along well with the children in the home and other animals. These dogs are also slow to mature so patience is something that owners need to possess.
From atop, the skull of the Beauceron forms a rectangle with a slightly curved black nose, thin muzzle, black lips and powerful jaws. The dark brown eyes are oval shaped and set well apart from each other. This breed has its ears copped usually which stand straight up. Their tail is never docked and is carried downwards forming a slight curve at the end. Their legs have very strong and powerful muscles which sit atop the strong, round paws with full toe pads. They have double dew claws in the rear legs and some have double dew claws in the front as well. This dog has a double coat which protects them from the elements. The outer coat is rough, straight and medium length while the undercoat is hard and short. These dogs come in two varieties: bicolor or tricolor. Bicolored dogs are black and tan with red stockings. Though black is the background color, the tan markings can be found on the eyes, sides of the muzzle, cheeks, under the ears, on the breast plate, throat and under the tail. Tricolored dogs are black, gray and tan and are similar to the bicolor dog though the black background has patches of blue/grey on it.
Beauceron Health Concerns
The Beauceron is a very healthy breed and the only known injury they are prone to is bloat.
Choosing a Beauceron
These dogs will do fine in an apartment though exercise is of the utmost importance. They crave attention and need several ways to release their energy. Agility training is a great way for this breed to release pent up energy and show its intelligence.
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