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Meet The Beauceron

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The Beauceron is a large dog that weighs between 75-110 lbs. Their height
ranges between 24" to 27 ½". Loyal, protective and territorial, the
Beauceron makes an excellent watchdog that will ward off any intruders or
those that they perceive as a threat to their family and home.

Although the Beauceron is not currently recognized by the AKC, an
application for recognition has been filed. Acceptable colors for
Beaucerons include black and tan or tri-color (black, tan and grey...


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The Beauceron is a large dog that weighs between 75-110 lbs. Their height
ranges between 24" to 27 ½". Loyal, protective and territorial, the
Beauceron makes an excellent watchdog that will ward off any intruders or
those that they perceive as a threat to their family and home.

Although the Beauceron is not currently recognized by the AKC, an
application for recognition has been filed. Acceptable colors for
Beaucerons include black and tan or tri-color (black, tan and grey). They
are double coated with a medium length, dense, coarse and straight outer
coat and a dense undercoat. Their coat is easy to care for and requires
minimal grooming.

This large, energetic dog is extremely protective of family and
territory. They can be aggressive with animals they don't know or
strangers. However, when raised with other dogs, pets and children from
puppyhood they can do well. Because of their size, they are recommended
for older, well behaved children. When outside, they should be in a
secured yard. They can be calm with their family, but are an overall
energetic breed that requires plenty of exercise, play and time to run.
Early training is recommended as they can have a stubborn st reak. Once
trained, they will follow their master's commands. With a strong herding
instinct, they have a tendency to herd family and other pets. They like
to be with family.

Dating back to 16th century France, the Beauceron was bred to herd sheep.
They are also known as Berger de Beuce and Bas Rouge (Red Stocking) for
the markings on their legs. They were used during WWI and WWII to detect
land mines and find the wounded. Their high trainability makes them
excellent at this job as well as in police work. The Beauceron has a
natural guarding instinct and has also traditionally been used as a guard
dog and watchdog.
With such a high instinct to protect their home and family, the Beauceron
makes an excellent guard dog. Homes that can appreciate their loyalty and
protective drive are essential. They are also very energetic and work
well with families that enjoy outside activity.

				
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