The Beauceron is a French breed developed for herding sheep and cattle.
Known mainly in France, the Beauceron is the shorthaired relation of its longhaired cousin the Berger de Brie (Briard).
The Beauceron has a large, athletic frame—muscular but light—covered in a short, dense, black & tan coat. Its long-muzzled head has clean-cut features, oval-shaped eyes and ears that point straight up. The Beauceron has a strong neck, deep chest and a thick tail that hangs low.
The Beauceron can live as long as 12 years with relatively few genetic health issues.