Where Are Beaucerons From?
The Beauceron is also known as the Berger de Beauce in France, where they have been working as a sheep-herding dog in the southwest farmlands since the 1500s. French shepherd dogs were officially classified in the late 1800s, separated by hair length and region: the short-haired Beaucerons from the Beauce region (short haired) and long-haired Briards from the Brie district.
The breed first appeared in a dog show in 1911, leading to the formation of the Beauceron Club (“Club de Amis du Beauceron”). They subsequently gained popularity as a military aid during World War II and are still used today in France as police and militia dogs. They remain most popular in France, but are gaining popularity in other countries as well.
The Beauceron was first entered into the American Kennel Club in 2007 as a member of the Herding Group.