The Life of Animals | Beauceron | The Beauceron is known in France as a guard dog, a helper around the farm (sheep or cattle herding), and / or a ring dog sport (primarily protection training). This athletic, healthy and long-lived breed has been Bred to be intelligent, calm, gentle, and fearless. Typically adults are Suspicious of Strangers and are excellent natural guard dogs. Several five-or ten-minute play-training exercises per day in the early years can Achieve better results than long or rigorous training sessions Beauceron can Compete in dog agility trials, obedience, showmanship, flyball, tracking, and herding events. Herding instincts and trainability can be Measured at noncompetitive herding tests. Beauceron exhibiting basic herding instincts can be Trained to Compete in herding trials A French herding breed known for Centuries in western Europe, the Beauceron is noted as one of the breeds used to create the Doberman Pinscher.
Although quite different in appearance, the Beauceron and the long-haired sheep dog, the Briard, Ancestral stem from similar stock, sharing the trait of double dewclaws on the Hind legs. In 1809, Abbé Rozier wrote an article on these French herding dogs, in the which he described the differences in type and used the terms Berger de Brie and Berger de Beauce. In 1893, the Veterinarian Paul Megnin differentiated Between the long-haired Berger de la Brie and the short-haired Berger de Beauce.
Other colors, Such as the once prevalent Tawny, gray or gray / black, are now banned by the breed standard. It comes in black with distinct tan markings and less common in a harlequin coat with patches of gray, black and tan. The harlequin coats should have more black than gray with no white.
Tan markings on the chest should Appear as two spots but a chest plate is acceptable. Although most breeds may or may not have dewclaws (many owners of other breeds remove dewclaws, ESPECIALLY if the dog is used for field and hunting), an Important feature of the Beauceron is the double dewclaw.