Monday, April 1, 2013

Rare Breed Monday - Beauceron

Beauceron from akc.com
The Beauceron is an old French dog breed; the oldest manuscript dating it is from 1578. They are used on many farms in France to herd sheep and cattle, and their tireless work ethic grant them the position of preferred choice of herding dog.

Like most herding breeds, the Beauceron needs something to do. They are eager to learn and easily trained, can be reserved with strangers, but are loving, loyal, and protective of their families.

The website dogbreedinfo.com says, "The Beauceron is a brave, highly intelligent, obedient working dog. Eager and willing to please, it excels at obedience training, and is very quick to understand and respond to its master's commands. The Beauceron is capable of police work, as it is loyal, patient, faithful, fearless, and keenly watchful, able to detect danger. It is a worthy, natural guard dog, that loves to work and exercise in wide open spaces. Another of its many talents is working as a herding dog."

2 comments:

  1. I don't think I've heard of this one before.

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    1. Me neither, if I had met one I would probably have thought it was a mix. Handsome doggie, though! =)

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