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Beauceron puppies

French Connection Kennels' puppies at three weeks old

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fficially known as the Berger de Beauce (the Shepherd of the Beauce), the Beauceron comes from La Beauce, the plains surrounding Paris. 

As far back as the 1500s, the Beauceron was used to hunt wild boar but now herds and guards sheep and cattle on French farms. He also served with distinction during both world wars, carrying messages, food, and ammunition on the front lines. Beaucerons today work as police dogs, drug dogs, personal protection dogs, and as herders of livestock.

Standing up to 27 3/4 inches at the shoulder, the Beauceron has a short, thick coat that may be black and tan or harlequin grey. The reddish tan colour appears over the eyes, on the throat, chest, legs, and under the tail. The Beauceron has been called "Bas Rouge" or "Red Stockings". He possesses double dew claws on both hind legs - a unique feature.

The Beauceron is a superb watch dog and guardian for the family. He is fearless, bold, vigilant, and courageous. Although territorial, the Beauceron is tolerant of other dogs he knows and cats as well if introduced to them as a puppy. Absolutely loyal and eager to please, the Beauceron bonds closely with his family, and tends to become a one-person dog. He will not be happy in a kennel environment. Calm and even-tempered, the Beauceron is gentle with children.

Of high intelligence, and possessing an excellent memory, the Beauceron is so sensitive to his master's wishes that many consider the bond to be almost psychic. Not the dog for the first time dog owner, the Beauceron requires a strong, confident master. Because of his assertive nature, obedience training and socialization should begin early. A high energy dog, the Beauceron does best in a country environment where he can get plenty of exercise. 


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Gary & Simone Tracy, French Connection



Gary and Simone Tracy
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Scarborough, ON  M1G 2R5
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Did you know?


A dog's sense of smell is one of the keenest in nature. If a pot of stew was cooking on a stove, a human would smell the stew, while the dog could smell the beef, carrots, peas, potatoes, spices, and all the other individual ingredients in the stew. 

In fact, if you unfolded and laid out the delicate membranes from inside a dog's nose, the membranes would be larger than the dog itself.


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