Expect to be herded by this stubborn French beauty. Their cropped ears sit high on their head, and their muscular bodies typically weigh between 65-85 lbs. Highly versatile and intelligent, the protective Beauceron is an excellent watchdog for his family and home, but requires the patience and skill of an experienced dog owner. He is an athlete and will make sure you get outside for exercise and fun. His short coat is easy to groom. Their eagerness to please makes them suitable for police work. As very active and agile creatures, they do need an outlet to burn off excess energy- at least 2 hours per day. As herding dogs, the Bauceron loves to roam free in wide open spaces.
Common Health Conditions
- A few larger breeds, including the Beauceron have a predisposition to developing heart disease.
- Hip dysplasia is an inherited disease in Beaucerons that causes the hip joints to form improperly and leads to arthritis.
- Bordetella infection is often referred to as ‘kennel cough’. The disease results in inflammation of the trachea and bronchi. Various types of respiratory disease can affect all breeds of dogs.