A French herding breed known for centuries in western Europe, his ancestry may be part of the Doberman. A very versatile breed, the Bas Rouge (“Red Stocking”) was once used to herd sheep and protect the animals from wolves. The breed served in both World Wars as messenger dog, supply transport dog, detection of land mines and rescue of the wounded. In addition, the Beauceron has strong herding traits and capability. The Beauceron is a herding dog breed from the plains region, between the Seine and Loir rivers, surrounding Paris, France, known as La Beauce. It is also known as Berger de Beauce, Bas Rouge or French Shorthaired Shepherd. This muscular breed is described as intelligent, friendly, very calm and protective of children. They are perfect for both inside and outside the house and can be trained for different activities. It was known all around France as a protection dog which increased its popularity.

Beaucerons are average shedders requiring little in the way of grooming. Beaucerons need minimum grooming. Weekly bushing of his short coat will suffice. Extra attention is needed during shedding.


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