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Also known as: French Shepherd

Breed origin: France
Original purpose: Herd and guard large flocks of sheep.

AKC recognized: 2007
AKC group: Herding

Size: Height: males 25½ to 27½ inches; females 24 to 26½ inches
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Color: Black and tan, or black and tan with blue-gray patches.

General characteristics/temperament: Beaucerons are gentle, fearless, agile, alert, energetic, self-assured, faithful, and possess great strength and endurance. They are reserved with strangers and have a natural instinct to guard their home and master. Beaucerons are obedient, intelligent, and possess an excellent memory and a strong desire to please their masters, making them easy to train. However, they can sometimes be independent, and do not tolerate harsh training methods. This is a very versatile breed that can excel in just about any sport or activity available to dogs with the right training.

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Protective? Yes

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Intelligent? Yes

Easy to train? Yes

Energy/Activity Level: High

Good jogging partner? Yes

Suitable canine sports/activities: agility, obedience, search & rescue, therapy, assistance, Schutzhund, French Ring, tracking, weight pulling

Exercise requirement: Beaucerons have very high energy levels and are very athletic. They require daily physical and mental exercise.

Grooming requirement: Daily brushing during shedding season and weekly brushing the rest of the time.

Known health problems: Hip dysplasia, dilated cardiomyopathy, eye problems, allergies, gastric dilation volvulus, osteochondrosis desiccans.

Additional photos of Beauceron

Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
American Beauceron Club
Wikipedia breed information page
American Beauceron Club Rescue

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