The Beauceron is a guard dog and herding dog breed falling into the working dog category whose origins lie in the plains of Northern France.
Links to Breed Descriptions
See: The German Kennel Club (VDH) for information and video (if available).
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Other Names for Breed
Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club
Country or origin: France
Health and Well-Being
Some sources of health information include:
National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
Breed club surveys
There are numerous breed standards.
The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.
Two of the major international standards are:
The American Kennel Club
The Kennel Club, UK
Fédération Cynologique Internationale (F.C.I. )
1. Swedish Insurance Data
Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds.
This breed has information on Veterinary Care.
Finland: FKC Database - Beauceron
Breeding/Health Strategy Documents
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
The Kennel Club, UK: Breed Watch (Category 1)
Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
Finland: JTO (Finnish)
Breed-Specific DNA Tests
HGTD - Beauceron | Berger de Beauce
Other Breed-Specific Webpages
We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.
Austria: Österreichische Club für Beauceron
Belgium: Club Belge du Beauceron
Czech Republic: Beauceron klub CR
Finland: Suomen Beauceron
Germany: Club Fur Franzosische Hirtenhunde e.V.
Italy: Amici del Beauceron (Site under cosntruction 12-2-2020)
Netherlands: Beauceron Vereniging Nederland
Poland: Briard and Beauceron Club of Poland
Slovakia: Slovensky Beauceron Klub
Sweden: Svenska Beauceronklubben
Switzerland: Schweizerischer Klub der Beauceron-Freunde (SKBF)
France: Club des Amis du Beauceron
UK: Beauceron Club UK
USA: American Beauceron Club