Group: Working
Size: Large
Coat length: Medium
Grooming required: More than once a week
Coat sheds: No
Home size: Large House
Garden size: Large
Lifespan: Over 10 Years
Exercise: More than an hour per day
This large dog has a natural tendency to maintain order. Whether it's in guarding or rounding up.

The Beauceron is a large, strong, naturally active and agile, working dog. They are usually black with distinctive tan markings. Their coat is smooth and short with longer hair on the tail and back legs.

They originate from France in the 1500s where they were used to guard and herd sheep. Since then they have also proved themselves in the armed forces and in police work. They are brave and intelligent and will automatically keep a watchful eye out for danger. In the wrong hands, the urge to protect could be a problem but it is in the Beaucerons's nature to be tolerant and keen to obey.

They tend to be good with children but wary of strangers. With the right training, they will get along with other animals. They need a lot of mental and physical exercise.

Their short coat is easy to maintain with the occasional brush. They are generally healthy and hardy but can be prone to hip dysplasia.