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Beauceron (Black & Tan, Face)
Black & Tan, Face

Breed Information


2022: #111

2021: #121

2020: #121

2019: #121

2018: #124

2017: #141

2016: #140

2015: #142

Name Beauceron
Other names Berger De Beauce, Bas-rouge, French Shorthaired Shepherd, Beauce Shepherd
Origin France
Breed Group Herding (AKC:2007 & UKC)
Size Large
Type Purebred
Life span 10-12 years






Height 24-27.5 inches (32-70 cm)
Weight 110 pounds (50 kg)

Black & Rust

Black & Tan

Gray Black & Tan


Litter Size 6-7 puppies
Puppy Prices

Average $2000 - $2500 USD

The Beauceron, long considered a rare dog in the United States, the average price of a Beauceron pup ranges from $2,000 - $2,500 and up depending on the breeder, the area you are in and the linage of the pups.

Breed Characteristics


3 stars

Apartment Friendly

2 stars

The Beauceron will do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. They are moderately active indoors and will do best with at least a large yard.

Barking Tendencies

3 stars


Cat Friendly

2 stars

Child Friendly

4 stars

Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.

Dog Friendly

2 stars

Exercise Needs

4 stars

The Beauceron is a working breed that needs a lot of both mental and physical exercise. They do best with some type of job to do. If their bodies and minds are not adequately fulfilled they will be hard to handle and destructive.


2 stars

Low Maintenance: When it comes to grooming, the Beauceron is an easy keeper thanks to his short, double coat. A bath every three to four months with a mild shampoo is all that is needed. Brush his sleek coat with a natural bristle brush or rubber hound mitt several times a week to remove dead hair.

Health Issues

2 stars

Hypoallergenic: NoThe Beauceron is generally a healthy, hardy breed.


3 stars

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4 stars

Shedding Level

3 stars

Moderate Shedding: The Beauceron sheds small amounts year-round and more heavily in spring and fall. He will need more frequent brushing during seasonal shedding periods to control the amount of loose hair floating around your house.

Stranger Friendly

2 stars


5 stars

Easy Training: The temperament and willingness to work of a Beauceron makes it very easy to train. As stated previously, the Beauceron is eager to please and will be obedient to an established pack master. This breed is very strong willed, however, and does require and assertive and firm pack master. The Beauceron must be made to heel beside their pack master and enter a door after the pack master. This shows the dog the order of the pack. All humans in the home must rank higher than the dog to prevent him from believing they lead the pack.

Watchdog Ability

5 stars

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Beauceron Puppy (Black & Tan, Face)
Black & Tan, Face

Beauceron Names

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
01 Max Bella
02 Cooper Lucy
03 Buddy Molly
04 Jake Chloe
05 Sammy Zoe
06 Bruno Roxy
07 Oscar Maggie
08 Bruno Ellie
09 Marley Coco
10 Harley Lola
100 Cute Puppy Names ›


The Beauceron is not a dog of extremes, but is a solid, balanced dog as befitting a true multipurpose dog ready to do a long day's work. Its body is powerful yet agile, its jaws strong, its gait fluid, effortless, and ground covering. The head is not held high when moving, but is lowered to the level of the back, as is typical of herding dogs. Its outer coat is straight, dense, and coarse, of medium length; this, combined with a dense undercoat, offers weather-resistant protection. An unusual trait is the presence of double dewclaws on the hindlegs, which seem to be a French tradition for herding and flock dogs. Although they serve no function, they were perhaps at one time associated with the best herders, and are now a breed trademark.

Beaucerons are uncannily intelligent and adept at any task involving learning, memory, and reasoning. They are courageous and calm, and make reliable, thoughtful guardians. This is an extremely loyal breed that is eager to please its family; however, if not properly trained, the Beauceron can run the family. Beaucerons are patient with children, but can be overwhelming to them or try to herd them. They may be wary of strangers and do not take to unfamiliar dogs. They can get along with other family dogs and pets.


The Beauceron originated in the north of France and records of their existence can be traced all the way back to the Renaissance. They are accomplished working dogs primarily utilized as flock guards. The Beauceron is also known as Berger de Beauce, Bas Rouge, Red Stocking and Beauce Shepherd. Originally lumped in with the Briard, the Beauceron gained individual recognition in 1911. Also, it is possible that the Beauceron breed may have had a hand in the creation of the Doberman Pinscher you know today. The Beauceron is a very versatile breed that was also utilized by the military for purposes such as detecting mines, locate wounded, carry food and ammunition as well as carry messages. The Beauceron is gaining popularity as a watchdog and family pet, however, they are still quite rare and have a great many other talents to explore.


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