meet theBeauceron


Training &Temperament

They enjoy exercise and are extremely athletic. They thrive in a large outdoor environment when it comes to exercise. Without the proper exercise they can be difficult and destructive. They need a variety of locations and types of exercise each day. They can benefit from agility training but are not as suited to competition as other breeds. Beauerons are extremely versatile so research a variety of activities and training to make a well-rounded dog.

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Did You Know?

The Beauceron is AKC’s 157th breed.

The Beauceron is a distinct French breed of herding dog.

In 1809, the abbey Rozier reported plain dogs destined for guarding flocks and herd. In 1863, Pierre Megnin differentiated with precision two types of these sheepdogs: one with a long coat (The Berger de Brie "Briard") and the other with a short coat (the Berger de Beauce "Beauceron").

The Beauceron has been assigned the Herding Group designation.

The Beauceron is relatively unknown outside of France, but the breed is very old within the country and has experienced no foreign crosses.

They are used extensively on farms in France to herd sheep and in some cases cattle. Of the many sheep herding dogs in France, the Beauceron is the preferred choice.

The Beauceron has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since 1998.

The oldest manuscript ostensibly dating the Beauceron is circa 1578.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black & Rust 015
Black & Tan 018
Gray Black & Tan 399
Harlequin 112


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code