13 years old
herding and cattle dogs, except Swiss cattle dogs
The Beauceron has been used since ancient times as a shepherd dog and guard dog. And to this day in France, he not only performs these functions, but also helps a person in the police, army and public service.
Beauceron dogs are distinguished by their independence and desire for leadership. That is why a person who has acquired such a puppy should first of all take care of his upbringing. Beauceron needs to show who is the leader of the pack and whose commands must be followed. If the owner does not have enough experience in owning and raising dogs, it will not be superfluous to seek help from a specialist.
There should be no aggression or disrespect in the upbringing of the Beauceron. The owner needs to be a leader and partner for a dog of this breed. Patience, perseverance and perseverance will help to establish contact with her. The Beauceron is not one of those dogs that strive to fulfill the will of the owner, he is not a “sofa” friend, but a full-fledged family member with his own, sometimes rather difficult character. There is a clear hierarchy in the Beauceron’s life system, and the dog’s attitude towards him depends on how a person shows and manifests himself.
Representatives of the breed are not prone to unreasonable manifestation of aggression and anger. However, they will always protect the owner if they consider that he is in danger.
Beauceron is patient, so he finds a common language with older children who are ready to respect the pet. Beauceron gets along with animals only if they recognize him as a leader. To a greater extent, this applies to dogs of the same sex, which also strive for dominance in the pack. If there are such in the family, then problems may arise.
The Beauceron’s coat needs daily combing, during the molting period, a furminator should be used for this. By the way, the Beauceron is one of the few breeds that has retained a forked dewclaw. Therefore, special attention should be paid to the condition of the dog’s claws.
If the Beauceron lives in a country house, you need to be prepared for regular water treatments. The dog will gladly smear itself in dirt and dust, and therefore you will have to bathe these animals quite often.
Conditions of detention
Beauceron can live in an apartment if it is spacious. In this case, he needs many hours of walks on the street. He will be happy to accompany the owner on a jog and bike ride, because this dog does not take up stamina. At the same time, life in a house outside the city is optimal for the Beauceron. And it does not matter whether he will have a separate insulated aviary or he will live in the house with the owners. It is believed that this dog is unpretentious and able to adapt to any conditions of detention.