ABC Rescue

Kara Staroksi


Congratulations on your new home, Athena!


Congratulations on your new home and family, Finn!


Congratulations, Kazi on your new home!

Foster Needed

Charlie Brown is a young Beauce mix in California. He is in desperate need of a foster!


Abby is new to the program! Abby is a six year old female who is being fostered in Idaho. Keep an eye on the ABC Rescue Facebook page and website for updates as we get to know this girl.


Courtesy Listing: Mayhem is a handsome young man who needs an experienced home. He is good with older children and female dogs. He has lived with cats as well. Located in Arizona.


Paris is brand new to the ABCR Program. This beautiful lady was pulled from a high kill shelter in Florida. Stay tuned for updates!


This handsome man is Yeager, and he is brand new to the program. He is a fine gentleman who adore children and gets along well with other pets. He is located in Florida.

Purina® Parent Club Partnership (PPCP) Program

Do you own a minimum of five dogs and/or cats? Or, are you a breeder? If so, and you feed Purina Pro Plan, you can earn money for the ABC! The Purina Parent Club Partnership Program (PPCP) allows members of the Purina Pro Club to redeem weight circles for gifts and merchandise and declare an additional matching 10% (from PPCP) of the value of those weight circles to the ABC!

Pro Club members simply submit receipts from participating Purina® Brand Dog Foods and accumulate points. Purina tracks the submissions, and for every $100 of qualifying points earned by Pro Club members, Purina donates $10 to the participating national parent breed club. It is as simple as that. At the same time you get to redeem the value of the weight circles for more dog food and other merchandise.

Weight circle on a bag of Purina Pro Plan.

Half of the matching earnings each year are pre-designated for canine health research and contribute to supporting the Canine Health Foundation’s grants program. CHF grants are for research to better understand the genetics behind many conditions that affect dogs. The other half is eligible to provide supplemental funding of canine health research or may be used to fund educational and/or rescue efforts of the ABC.

The ABC voted to participate in this program back in 2009, and for several years the end-of-year earnings were reported in the Bulletin. No recent issues or Treasurer’s reports discuss if anyone is still participating or how much money the ABC has received. In 2009, the ABC had 13 members enrolled, let’s see if we can top that in 2020! Help spread the word. It is simple to sign up (details of the program can be found here). When you sign up for the Pro Club you simply choose the ABC as the benefiting parent club. You do not have to be an ABC member to participate!

Parent club selection menu for the ABC.

(The ABC’s participation in this program does not constitute an endorsement of Purina products, nor does this program compete for funds with any other efforts our breed may be pursuing.)

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ABC’s First AKC Canine Ambassador

With the support and endoresement of the American Beauceron Club, member Victoria Paul is now an AKC Canine Ambassador. The AKC’s Canine Ambassador Program provides a link between the world of purebred dogs and children. Ambassadors are available to provide lessons and programming regarding the many facets of the purebred dog world, everything from grooming to showing and competition. Schools and other groups can search for an AKC ambassador by club or location to come and provide lessons on a variety of topics.FB IMG 1504821067499

To become an Ambassador, you must complete an application and be a member in good standing with the breed’s parent club. The breed club’s President, Vice President, Treasurer, or Secretary must write a letter of support recommending you as an ambassador. Victoria says the application is fairly easy, but make sure you are comfortable speaking in front of people! Also, a breadth of experience and knowledge regarding the purebred dog world is helpful too. The AKC provides information and support for ambassadors once they have been approved, with everything from lesson plans to handouts, to how to get your program jumpstarted.

Congratulations Victoria and we know you will do us proud as a representative of the ABC and the Beauceron breed.

Victoria, along with her two Beaucerons Luna and Solo, are available in the San Antonio, Texas area. You can contact her through the AKC Canine Ambassador Directory website by searching for her name or the American Beauceron Club. 

2020 Michigan Winter Classic

Erika Stephens


A little over a year ago I stood with Oath at the Michigan Winter Classic 2019 in Novi, Michigan. Oath was five days too young to stand in the ring, not that we were ready for that as a team at that point anyway. We stood back and watched the Beaucerons compete. We met up with Eric and Ragar, and spent the weekend watching a lot of great dogs compete and letting the boys take in the show, flyball competition, and talking a lot about our puppies and the breed. Meeting up with other Beauceron owners Sunday afternoon rounded out the weekend and made it a memory.

Oath and Ragar at Novi in 2019 and 2020.

A year later Oath and I along with Eric and Ragar were back at Novi, this time walking into the ring alongside Jasmine and Lily. Our Novi memory for 2020 is extra special as Oath finished his AKC Championship showing alongside these very same friends. Every judge we had the pleasure of showing under that weekend was phenomenal. An immense thanks to Mrs. Linda Clark, Mrs. Judith A. Brown, Ms. Gloria Kerr, and Mr. Houston Clark for your time and for excellent experiences in the Breed ring. (Linda Clark is especially nice to show puppies or inexperienced dogs to!) Each day we also cheered on Jasmine and Lily in the group ring. All four days both Owner Handler and the Standard Groups were very competitive and had great numbers, it was exciting and a bit of a nail biter, but there were so many amazing dogs in attendance and they were a joy to watch. 

Oath with his loot for the weekend, taking Winner’s Dog and Best of Opposite on both days and completing his AKC Championship.

Novi is one of my favorite shows in the region, there’s usually a full spread of dog sports, demonstrations, and well-priced health testing clinics. It’s usually a very busy show, despite being in the dead of Michigan winter. This year they offered dock diving, barn hunt, Canine Good Citizen testing, grooming competitions, My Dog can Do That!, Meet the Breed, and duck herding demonstrations. The Michigan Winter Classic is a great show and trial and there are ample opportunities for meet-ups with the dogs and chances for owners to get together. We hope to grow our show trio in 2021 and see more of our fellow Beaucerons in Novi!

(left to right) Oath, Lily, and Ragar at the 2020 Michigan Winter Classic.
Meet the Beaucerons, Lily, Ragar, and Oath hanging out at the informal Meet the Breeds.
Eric and Joanne (personal image)

2020 Westminster Results

Congratulations to all the Beaucerons who competed at Westminster! You can watch the judging here. Jaguar and Joanne went on to take 3rd in the Herding Group!

Best of Breed

GChB Ch Jaguar Noir des Monts du Lac (Joanne Boudreault, Eric Vavassori, & Joanne Prager, bred by Eric Vavassori) (ABC Member and COE Breeder)

Eric Vavassori with Jeremiah (BOS) and Joanne Boudreault with Jaguar (BOB).

Best of Opposite Sex

GCh Ch Jeremiah Beowolf des Monts du Lac (Paul and Joanne Prager, bred by Eric Vavassori) (ABC Member and COE Breeder)

Select Dog

Ch Odds Maker of Prairie Crest (Adrienne Scott, bred by Adrienne Scott, Karla Davis, & Tara Richardson) (ABC Member and COE Breeder)

Select Bitch

GChG Ch Maitrise du Chateau Rocher RN CA RATN CGCA CGCU TKA (Karen Muller, bred by Karla Davis) (ABC Member)

Award of Merit

Gch Ch Riverrim Ole Oprys Jolene du Chateau Rocher (Pamela Boyer, Sidney Wilcox, & Karla Davis, bred by Sidney Wilcox and Karla Davis). (ABC Member and COE Breeder)

Handler Oscar Quiros and owner/breeder Sidney Wilcox with Jolene (AOM).

Other Entries

  • Gch Ch Magicien du Coeur de Soleil CGCA (Elaine Giannelli and Gail Bedrosian, bred by Elaine Giannelli) (ABC Member and COE Breeder)
  • Gch Ch Kafziel Von der Funkhalde RN, CGC (Ashley De Noma and Jill Rose, bred by Karl Villiger) (ABC Member)


  • Gch Ch Birdwing Nietzsche RN, FDC, CA, CGC (Susan Griffin and Jack Carney, bred by Susan Griffin and Lenna Hanna-O’Neil)
  • Ch Onassis des Monts du Lac (Joanne Boudreault and Eric Vavassori, bred by Joanne Boudreault and Eric Vavassori)
  • Ch Oreo Golden Cotes du Noires Chevaliers du Roland (Janis Rosenthal, bred by Janis Rosenthal)