From times immemorial, these dogs have
been serving as flock guardians on French plateaus, especially
in the province Beauce,after which they got their name.They
descend from the old French sheepdog of wire hair.They
appearance have changed little during decades so they
are especially beloved by so-called natural breeds enthusiasts
who appreciate a rustic and natural appearance.A relatively
small number of dogs that have been included into selection,has
undoubtedly also contributed to this fact.Many uninformed
observers may think that the speech is about the Dobermann.
No wonder if we remember that F.R.Dobermann,while creating
the breed,used probably the French Sheepdog too,which
had come to Germany with Napoleon's formations.Undoubtedly,the
Beauceron influenced considerably the appearance of the
today's Dobermann in terms of genetics.Beauceron is a
dog of slightly longer body, shorter muzzle and longer
hair.This is a compact dog of strong and solid built,agile
and full of temperament,of great psycho-physical vigour,with
a pronounced instinct for protecting its own integrity
and anything it considers its property.
It likes company and game, although it can be sometimes
rude during game.It's a loyal companion and friend,especially
addicted to one person.These dogs have a very pronounced
as shepherds in France also nowadays.They have a good
scent so people use them for finding mushrooms too.All
this features make them excellent utility dogs.
The Beaucerons are also called Bas Rouge(red
stockings)owing to their tan of squirrel-red colour which
reaches their hocks. The Beauceron is a breed recognised
officially only in 1897 although documents on a similar
dog originate even from 16th century.A characteristic
of this breed are dewclaws on their hindlegs.