Category: Before You Buy

Advice for potential beauceron buyers

Beauceron Temperament

“Rustic” is word you will hear Beauceron fanciers use.  Rustic is defined as rural, simple, or plain, in other words – no frills. When a Beauceron walks into a room, it commands attention; a large dog, not too sleek, ears erect, eyes bright, almost wolf like. Part of the rustic scene with the Beauceron owners …

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Owning a Beauceron

Beaucerons are big working dogs ranging from 70 to 110 lbs. in weight. They enjoy their exercise, and are extremely athletic. If you want a Beauceron and do not have much room outdoors, or live in an apartment, a smaller female is recommended. If you are not an experienced trainer, and are not going to …

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Breeding for Profit

If you see “Beauceron,” “rare breed,” and dollar signs, you are not the first person to try to ride the breed for the big bucks.  The big bucks are not there, as several people have discovered after investing in a “breeding pair.”  Your initial outlay for the purchase of a stud or brood bitch is …

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Beaucerons and Children

As a rule, dogs and children should always be supervised by a responsible adult. No dog should ever be left unattended with young children, and Beaucerons are no different. While many Beaucerons are very tolerant and gentle with children, the simple fact is that Beaucerons are large, powerful dogs and even a young pup can …

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Important Documentation

Registration Papers When buying a show puppy, ask the breeder if you will be receiving full or limited AKC registration papers.  Limited registration means the dog cannot be shown in AKC conformation events and any puppies he or she produces will not be eligible for AKC registration. The dog can participate in any other AKC …

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Pet Quality vs Show Quality

Prices for puppies will vary based on many factors,  including: “Show” or “pet” quality Whether the ears have been cropped What titles the sire and dam have achieved What their previous puppies have accomplished. The only difference between pet and show quality is the presence of an undesirable fault that would prevent the dog from …

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Interviewing Breeders

Of course, you’ll want to interview potential breeder(s) and request references from previous puppy buyers. Don’t be surprised if the breeder interviews you as well – take this as an indication that the breeder really cares for their puppies and wants to find them good homes. Be honest with the breeder about how much time …

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Meet The Sire and Dam

While it is not always possible to meet the sire and dam, you should make every attempt to do so. The breeder may not always own the stud dog so ask for photos or a video if you are unable to meet him. If you cannot visit the breeder, ask if it is possible to …

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Beauceron Care and Training

Grooming Beaucerons shed like any other dog. The Beauceron has a double coat – the undercoat being relatively soft and lighter color, with the top coat being rough and water-proof. There is no hiding the fact that a large black dog lives in your house, especially during shedding seasons. A good brushing every day during …

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Buying From A Reputable Breeder

There are relatively few Beauceron breeders in this country, so it is important to be patient when searching for a pup. The puppy closest to your home might not be the right one for you, so you may want to expand your search. Many breeders are willing to ship a puppy to a buyer, and …

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