All About the Beauceron Dog Breed

  • 31/10/2010

The Beauceron is French hunting dog that was bred to track large game animals like stags, bears, and boars. They have also been used as a shepherd for sheep flocks. This is a mid-sized dog that grows to be between 25 and 28 inches tall and they usually weigh between 66 and 85 pounds. Their coat is course, short, and thick. They also have a little fringe of fur near the thighs and under their tail. Their coats are usually dark and range from tan and black merle to solid black.

The natural temperament of this dog is protective and loyal. They work well as a family pet, however, it is a good idea to start with a puppy and raise them around children instead of introducing an adult Beauceron into a family with children. If you have other pets in the house then you will need to train your Beauceron to co-exist with these pets. This breed is territorial so they do not always mesh well with other pets and other dogs.

This is a low maintenance dog breed. They require only minimal brushing and bathing during most of the year. When they start to shed their coats you will need to increase the amount of brushing that you do to keep their coat free of matting. They are an active and agile breed that needs exercise of both their mind and body on a daily basis. To improve their ability to function is a family setting you will need to introduce obedience training and socialization early in their lives. This breed has a few health issues that you will want to watch out for, bloating, hip dysplasia, and elbow dysplasia.

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