Description

Illustration of Beauceron

The breed was developed from the sheepdogs of the French plains of Beauce: hence his name - Quiet and confident the breed is also valued as a loyal companion and guard dog and was described by the French novelist Colette as “a country gentleman” - a very apt epithet. His tan markings on the legs earned him the colloquial title Bas Rouge – the Red Stockings.

Breed Group
Pastoral
Vulnerable Native Breed
No
Size
Large
How much exercise?
More than 2 hours per day
Length of coat
Medium
How much grooming?
More than once a week
Supposedly sheds? *
Yes
Town or Country
Country
Type of home
Large House
Minimum Garden Size
Large
Lifespan
Over 10 Years

* If you are asthmatic or have an allergy, you should consult your medical advisor before considering obtaining a dog. More information can also be found on the Kennel Club website.

The Pastoral Breed Group

The Pastoral Group consists of herding dogs that are associated with working cattle, sheep, reindeer and other cloven footed animals.

Usually this type of dog has a weatherproof double coat to protect it from the elements when working in severe conditions. Breeds such as the Collie family, Old English Sheepdogs and Samoyeds who have been herding reindeer for centuries are but a few included in this group.


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