USD $1200-$1500 Price Avg.

Working Dogs



Breed Type



10-12 years


Breed Information

Group Working Dogs
Popularity/Rank 141
Origin France
Other Names Bas-Rouge, Beauce Shepherd, Berger De Beauce, French Shorthaired Shepherd
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $1200-$1500
How much does it cost to buy a Beauceron?
Beauceron are usually priced differently from breeder to breeder and from place to place. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay between $1200 to $1500 if you purchase your dog from a reputable breeder. The price will increase if the dog has a fantastic pedigree. Dogs that already have basic training maybe even more expensive. But, most Beaucerons can be adopted through a shelter for a lower fee.
Size Large
Weight 110 pounds (50 kg)
Height 24-27.5 inches (32-70 cm)
Lifespan 10-12 years
Recognized by AKC, FCI
The American Kennel Club in 2007 as a Herding breed. And FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Purpose herding
Date of Origin 1500s
Ancestry Briard

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Dense
Coat Colors Black, Gray, Rust, Tan
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Red
Coat Length Small
Coat Density Dense
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Clipper, Comb, Deshedder, Nail Clipper, Pin Brush, Scissors, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Brave, Courageous, Daring, Defensive, Loving, Loyal, Obedient, Protective
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 30 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 2.5 cups
Daily Cost $1.50 - $1.90
Monthly Cost $39.00 - $52.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Beauceron have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 6-7 puppies (Once a year.)


The Beauceron is a large, muscular breed of dog that originated in France. It is also known as the Berger de Beauce or the French Sheepdog. The Beauceron has a strong, athletic build and a short, dense coat that comes in black and tan or harlequin colors. Its head is broad with a long muzzle and its ears are erect and pointed. Its eyes are dark brown and its tail is usually docked to about half its original length.

The average lifespan of the Beauceron is between 10-12 years, with some living up to 15 years old. They typically weigh between 55-90 pounds (25-41 kg) and stand at 22-27 inches (56-69 cm) tall at the shoulder.

The Beauceron has an even temperament that makes them great family pets as well as working dogs. They are loyal, intelligent, alert, courageous, obedient, and protective of their family members. They can be wary of strangers but will warm up quickly if given proper socialization training from an early age.

Beaucerons get along well with other dogs but may be aggressive towards strange animals if not properly socialized from an early age. They can also be friendly towards children if raised around them from puppyhood but should always be supervised when interacting with young children due to their size and strength.

The temperament of the Beauceron is one of intelligence combined with courage and loyalty which makes them excellent guard dogs as well as loving family pets when properly trained and socialized from an early age.

Beaucerons are generally healthy dogs but they can suffer from hip dysplasia like many large breeds so it’s important to have your dog checked regularly by a veterinarian for any signs of this condition or other health issues such as eye problems or skin allergies which can occur in some individuals due to their thick coats..

Beaucerons have high adaptability levels making them suitable for both city life or country living depending on their owner’s lifestyle preferences; however they do require plenty of exercise so it’s important to provide your pet with plenty of opportunities for physical activity each day such as long walks or runs in open spaces where they can explore safely off leash under supervision..

Overall the benefits of owning a Beauceron include having an intelligent companion who will protect you fiercely while still being loyal enough to cuddle up on your lap after a long day!


The Beauceron is a large herding dog from France. The breed almost became extinct during World War I, but was saved and became popular again in the 1930s. The Beauceron is thought to be the ancestor of many other herding breeds, including the Australian Cattle Dog and the Briard. The breed was officially recognized by the French Kennel Club in 1885.

The Beauceron is a large, muscular dog with a short, thick coat. The coat is black with tan markings on the face, chest, and legs. The breed has a long head with erect ears and dark eyes. The tail is usually docked to half its original length. Males stand 26-28 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh 100-110 pounds. Females are 24-26 inches tall and weigh 80-95 pounds.

Beaucerons are intelligent, loyal, and protective dogs. They make excellent guard dogs and are very good with children. They are also very active dogs and need plenty of exercise. Beaucerons are not suited for apartment living and do best in homes with large yards where they can run and play.

The history of the Beauceron breed is interesting and somewhat tragic. The breed almost became extinct during World War I when many Frenchmen were killed in battle leaving few men left to care for the dogs on the farms. In addition, many of the dogs were used as war dogs during the conflict and did not survive. It wasn't until after the war that people began to take an interest in saving the breed from extinction.

In 1931, two Frenchmen founded a club dedicated to preserving the Beauceron breed. They collected all of the remaining dogs they could find and began a breeding program. By 1935, there were enough puppies being born that they were able to hold their first official dog show for Beaucerons. From there, interest in the breed slowly began to grow again both in France and abroad until it regained its popularity of years past