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Beauceron

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Full name: Beauceron Dog

Type: large dog

Alias: Berger de Beauce, Bas Rouge, Red Stocking, Beauce Shepherd

Height :64-71 cm

English name: Beauceron

Country of Origin: France

Weight :30-39 kg

Hair length: Shorthair

Function: guard dogs | companion dogs | sheepdog

Life: 10-12 years

History and Origin

The Beauceron originated in France as a herding dog. It is an old breed with a long history and has been used for centuries to guard and herd flocks of sheep. In the mid-1800s, there were two primary types of dogs used for guarding and herding. These were differentiated into a breed with a longer coat and one with a shorter coat. The longer coated dog became the Briard (Berger de Brie). The dog with the shorter coat became known as the Beauceron (Berger de Beauce). By 1889, the Beauceron was given its official name, and a breed standard was finalized. The first Beauceron club was formed in 1911.

After the two World Wars, during which the Beauceron proved of great value as a military dog, the breed’s popularity spread to France’s neighbouring countries, as well as to the United States. The Beauceron is now increasingly used as a guard dog and for police work.

Personality

The Beauceron is a spirited and courageous dog with a natural herding instinct. This breed is brilliant and loyal but somewhat reserved around strangers. The Beauceron can be independent and excels as a guard dog. Some can be aggressive toward strangers or other animals if not properly socialized as a puppy.

Temperament

Fearless, bold and alert, very brave. It can and awareness of dogs, cats and other animals live in peace. His life has not changed the balance of stable personality, once adapted to the host and their families, absolute loyalty, ready to await the owner’s instructions, no less than the closely linked with the family members of the family. Very brave, and to protect families and property responsibility, the courage to challenge any intruders. The command prompt agile, very sensitive to the mood of the owner. Work on the assignment very seriously. It is not to stay at the kennel. Control their children will face in the French shepherds quiet and peaceful, very tame. High IQ and sharp memory, the French shepherd sensitivity of the order the owner surprising that many people think it is empathy with the owner. Dog of the nature of the French should be started as soon as possible subject to the social requirements of their training. Energetic dogs in the wild because it can have more time for exercise game, the French dogs will do better. There is no reason not to bark. Can not tolerate unjust punishment. Caress is considered to be the best reward.

Training

The Beauceron is an intelligent dog that is easily trained in obedience and even agility but does require a firm but kind and patient handler. When properly trained, they follow their masters like a shadow. They are natural-born watchdogs and have excelled in tracking, herding, guarding, and police and military work.

Appearance

Beauceron looks larger, muscular, powerful, a pair of fearless style. But not bulky. Head of a long, flat or slightly arched skull. Long snout, black nose, ears folded under the (recently ruffled the ears are also accepted). Strong neck. Foot round, with long black nails. Left leg after a toe. Beauceron with short but thick fur, close smooth, but in the legs, tail, lower side, rib belly hanging with some of the longer flashes.

Height: 24 – 27 inches (32 -70 cm) Weight: Up to 110 pounds (50 kg) The adult Beauceron stands around 24 to 27 inches at the shoulder and weighs about 100 to 120 pounds.

Head: the rectangular, elongated shape of the head and flat Skull, but there is some uplift for the high 2 / 5. Chiselled, Skull: flat, prominent nose, forehead slightly convex, the Ministry of Non-straight non-sudden kiss tip. Eyes: eye round, the horizontal position of the eyes have different according to different hair colours and frank gaze. Ear: To the top of the head, well let down, short and flat, but not close to the head. Cut ears remain an erect state. Body: Neck robust, straight and powerful back, chest-deep, ribs and flexible, right hip and lower oblique. Limbs: long and straight front legs, round feet, black toes, legs are hanging two feet, legs slightly backwards tilt — foot: rounded and robust.

Tail

Location: straight and fall naturally to the tarsal joint, then bend back a little, micro was J-shaped, hair is thick.

The standard coat colour

Black and tan, black, variegated. Once popular brown (brown), grey, grey and black and so are the standards now abandoned. Most of the top of the eyes, throat, chest, legs, tail, lower side reddish brown.

Gait

Movement is fluid and effortless, covering ground in long reaching strides (extended trot). The secure, agile movement is essential to the sheepdog. In action, the head is lowered approaching the level of the topline. Dogs with clumsy or inefficient gait must be penalized.

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