Beauceron Breed Profile


The ideal Beauceron is a well balanced, solid dog of good height and well muscled without heaviness or coarseness. The whole conformation gives the impression of depth and solidity without bulkiness, exhibiting the strength, endurance and agility required of the herding dog. He is alert and energetic with a noble carriage. A formidable dog with a frank and unwavering expression, he always demands respect wherever he goes.


Black and Tan: The black is very pure; the tan markings are squirrel red.


Frank approach and self-assured; never mean, timid, or worried. Although reserved with strangers, the character of the Beauceron should be gentle and fearless.


The Beauceron is an old breed originating in France as early as the 1500s. Their primary job was flock herding and guarding. The Beauceron is one of the few breeds that can claim no cross-breeding to foreign breeds in their history, as they are truly a native dog to France. BeauceronÆs have also served as family guardians, as most French farms were not fenced in. Until the French Revolution, they were almost exclusively owned by the French Nobility.

Care Level

Medium (Independent)