Beauceron dog breed<<<< Back to dog breeds
- Country: France
- Group: Shepherd and Cattle
- Weight: Male: 32-45 kg Females: 30 - 39 kg
- Height: Males: 66-71 cm Females: 64-66 cm
- Colors: tricolor, black-brown, harlequin, black rusty
- Training: easy to train
- Grooming: needs exercise
- Temperament: protective, friendly, calm, fearless, intelligent
- Health: generally healthy
- Litter size: 6 - 7 puppies
- Lifespan: 10 - 12 years
- Other names: Berger de Beauce, Bas Rouge, Red Stocking Beauce Shepherd
Beauceron dog breed originated in France. It is an ancient breed that has a long history and beautiful. It is assumed that the oldest evidence proving this breed dates from 1578. Some say that this race would come from the Persian shepherd brought by the Romans in Gaul in the 13th century and the breed improved by crossing with other dogs.
In 1863 Pierre Megnin confirm the usefulness Beauceron as a watchdog and herding. In 1863 it was presented for the first time in an exhibition in Paris and in 1889 is first recognized as a breed and is assigned an official standard. In 1897 founded the first club sheepdogs which in cludes and Beauceron dog breed.
The origin Beauceron dog breed dogs Cattle are French. It is considered the ancestor of breed Doberman. Used since the origins of guard and pastured flocks. It is often seen in France and in Europe and North America. It can be found under different names: French Shepherd, Beauce Shepherd, Berger de Beauce, French Shorthaired Shepherd, etc.
Beauceron breed of dog was used in the first two world wars. The military has used this race to detect mines and explosives, sending messages, finding wounded or carrying food and ammunition of war. One of the important qualities of Beauceron was that they were not influenced or scared of the dangers of war (explosions, tanks, etc.).
March 1, 2007 this dog was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club breed group and may participate in the herd since that year. Today, the breed is recognized by the international canine following organizations: FCI, UKC, NKC, NABC (North American Beauceron Club), APRI, ACR.
Beauceron is an active dog and needs at least two meals a day. Besides carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, proteins are the basis for his diet.
It is recommended 2 to 3 meals a day at fixed times.
Fresh water must be at discretion.
Dog breed Beauceron Belgian Shepherd is similar except that the size is larger. MUSCU is a dog. The coat has two colors: black and brown. Shows specific spots. Standard race should not have all white.
It is a large dog, solid and robust. The head is long and well proportioned with the body. The tail is long and slightly wavy at the top.
The coat is short and double. Coarse hair soft and woolly covering a substrate that gives the body a good thermal insulation. Ears are short, dark eyes. Foot has two spurs that are mandatory in exhibitions and competitions, or can be optionally removed.
Height is 35-70 cm and weight less than 50 kg. A baby three months can weigh up to 20 kg. Females are slightly smaller than males.
Prncipale qualities of Beauceron are calm and ability to execute commands without exitare.
Beauceron is a dog that imposing, like the Rottweiler, give the impression of strength. Active and lively is a dog that moves with an enviable freedom. It can be used to watch because it is one of the best guards canine. Therefore it can be aggressive with people who do not know.
As a pet is not recommended with other animals if not taught them small.
This dog is very possessive and intolerant of intruders.
Like most breeds of dogs trained Beauceron be small because then learn best commands. It is very important to know at least the basic commands. It is recognized for its native communication skills and ability to understand faster and better controls. Can accept orders from all family members if trained to do so.
This dog is calm, watchful, patient, fearless and loyal.
It is not recommended to be left alone for long periods without having any activity. Can be overprotective, which reinforces the need for training. In its absence can be territorial and aggressive toward strangers. Not recommended for apartment.
Not recommended for those who want a large dog quiet. Beauceron is an active dog that needs space, needs to run his yard where his consume energy. It needs more walks Zinica.
Beauceron dog needs plenty of exercise and various activities to occupy his time. It should not be left alone for a long time it can become destructive. Gets along well with cats if they get used to low.
The coat is relatively short and does not require special care. A regular brushing is sufficient except during shedding in changing their hair, which require some more attention. It should be washed only when necessary.
Beauceron Shepherd dog has a very big appetite and therefore is prone to bloat. It is advisable to feed him two to three times a day with small portions. Many breeders Shepherd Beauceron promotes homemade food that is based on lean meat, vegetables and grains.
Mature more slowly and is very active. Females can have an average gestation period of 6-7 chicken. The price of a Beauceron is 400-1000 euros depending on the breeder, age and purity specimen.
Generally breed of dog is a breed strong and healthy. Like the rest of the dog breed is prone to hip dysplasia.
Other diseases that may occur or have been reported most frequently are: gastric torsion (filling your stomach with air and twisting it), atrophy of the retinal (occurs in old dogs, can lead to blindness), entropion (eyelid twist inside and lashes can irritate the eyeball), ectropion (another condition of the eyelids).
It is important to know the signs of disease in order to go to the veterinarian imediar they appear.
Beauceron Shepherd dog needs vaccines, some annual, against the following diseases: distemper, leptospirosis, hepatitis, parainfluenza, parvovirus and corona. Annually will be corona virus and rabies vaccine to keep the dog's health.
Life expectancy is 10-13 years.