The Beauceron, also known as Berger de Beauce and Bas Rouge, is one of the largest herding breeds in the world. It was developed solely in France and is closely related to the longhaired Briard or Berger de Brie.
During it's inception, the Beauceron was used as a herding and working farm dog. France was known for it's large sheep production and the Beauceron was essential to the industry. Two to three Beaucerons could manage hundreds of sheep across many miles, day after day. This work ethic is what created the endurance and working capability of the Beauceron today.
Today, you can find Beaucerons across the world herding multiple different types of stock, used as personal protection dogs or police dogs, search and rescue dogs, and additionally as sport or family companions. The original purpose of an all around farm dog makes the Beauceron an observant and protective companion. They are constantly assessing their surroundings while ensuring the safety and proximity of their family.