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.
Each AKC approved purebred breed has its own national club. The mission of these “parent breed clubs” is to improve and preserve a particular breed by advancing knowledge about its history, its health and care requirements and by assuring that the breed’s form and function remain true to its historical physical type and character: A Dalmatian, for instance, should be athletic and have a natural affinity for working with horses. A Fox Terrier should have the right body size and shape, and a drive to go after vermin.
Pet owners, breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and others with a special love for a breed, join the parent breed club to meet like-minded enthusiasts and to support the club’s mission.
he national parent breed club is the first place for the public to go to learn about a breed or find a knowledgeable, experienced breeder.