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
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.
Breeding/Health Strategy Documents:
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
The Kennel Club, UK: Breed Watch
Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
Kennel Club: Beauceron Pedigree Breed Health Survey
Breed-Specific DNA Tests:
The Kennel Club list of DNA tests available for each breed along with an indication as to whether the test is part of the Assured Breeder Scheme (recommended or required) and whether it is recorded on the Kennel Club registration database.
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
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