Everything you need to know about the Beauce Shepherd

The origin of the bows shepherd dog

The Bos Sheepdog, also called the Beauceron or Bas Rouge, is a breed of French origin. It is even one of the oldest, as we find evidence of its presence from the 16th century. Initially, the sheepdog was used to herd and guide herds of cattle. At the end of the 19th century, it was officially recognized as an independent breed. In the first half of the 20th century, the Beauceron gradually became a watchdog and then a companion dog.

Body type of the Boss Shepherd

  • size: from 61 to 68 cm in females, from 65 to 70 cm in males;
  • weight: from 30 to 40 kg for females, from 30 to 45 kg for males;
  • coat: short and harsh, 3 to 4 cm long on the body and lying close to the head;
  • hair color: black and tan, or harlequin (black and tan with gray accents);
  • head shape: long and chiseled, the skull is equal in length to the muzzle;
  • the shape and color of the eyes: oval, horizontal eyes, dark in color;
  • ear shape: short and flat, with a high hook, hanging or semi-erect;
  • other features: one of the rare dog breeds with a double dewclaw on its hind legs.

Beauce shepherd character

The Bos Shepherd Dog is a very protective, loyal and fearless dog. His qualities are worthy of being often chosen as a guard dog, a role in which he excels. He is usually wary of strangers, but is very affectionate with his family. He is a gentle companion dog smart, sensitive and arbitrary. He needs to be socialized from an early age and raised in a firm but gentle way to channel his fiery temperament while building a strong bond of trust.

His working dog genes make the Beauceron an energetic and athletic dog that needs to put in a lot of effort. Walks and daily activities how cani-cross and agility are essential to his well-being. It will grow better in a house with a garden than in an apartment. Not tolerating loneliness, he needs a real and active family.

Boss Shepherd Health

The Bos Shepherd Dog is an energetic and strong dog, not particularly prone to health problems. However, among the major problems associated with it, hip dysplasia tops the list. in torsion – distension of the stomach also common in the Bos Sheepdog, according to an article by veterinarians Dr. E. Puyol and Dr. C. Ponce. The risks will be limited to providing meals in the morning and evening and not feeding the dog immediately before or immediately after exercise (walking, sports, games, etc.).

Osteoarthritis and progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) are pathologies to which the Beauceron may also be predisposed. It is also important to keep an eye on the dewclaws and trim them regularly so they don’t snag or get hurt. Annual veterinary check-ups will ensure the best health. The life span of a Boss Shepherd Dog ranges from 10 to 13 years.

Price of a shepherd from Bos

The purchase price of a Beauce shepherd dog in breeding varies from 500 to 1000 €. Regarding its annual maintenance cost (quality foodvaccines and various treatments) is estimated at around 1500 €.

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