Hailing from Northern France, the Beauceron is a short-haired sheep and cattle herding dog. They are intelligent and versatile workers, and have been taken out of the field (or pasture) many times to become excellent search-and-rescue, police, bomb-detecting, and messenger dogs. Like their cousin the Briard, they are known for having double dewclaws on their hind legs. They are large (up to 27.5” tall), hardy dogs, with weatherproof coats, who are happiest when assigned a task. They are also guard dogs, but loving and loyal to their families.