Resources & Education
Welcome to our Beauceron education and resources page! The Beauceron is a unique and highly intelligent breed, originally bred for herding and guarding livestock in France. Today, they are popular companions and working dogs, known for their loyalty, courage, and versatility.
On this page, we have curated a collection of resources such as files, websites, videos, and more that can help you deepen your knowledge and understanding of the breed. Whether you're a first-time Beauceron owner or a seasoned pro, there's always something new to learn and discover.
Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or suggestions for future content. Happy learning!
American Beauceron Club
The American Beauceron Club is the AKC Parent Club for the Beauceron. Its purpose is to ensure the proper education of the public about the Beauceron, furthering the advancement and integrity of the breed, and to provide a forum for fellow enthusiasts to share their experiences, knowledge and love for their dogs.
Merle Book (Harlequin)
This book was written by Mary Langevin in conjunction to the years of data and research she has done into the genetics of merle. She has offered her book in PDF format which is available in English, Czech, Hungarian, French, Danish, German, Dutch and Italian. This is a crucial read for any beauceron breeder of harlequins or a fancier wanting more education.
AHBA Trainers and Facility Directory
Listing of trainers or facilities here does not confer a recommendation by the AHBA. As with any product/service, ask around to see if trainer/facility is appropriate for your needs. Refer to our blog on starting herding with your beauceron for more on selecting an instructor if you need help!
The training information in their DVDs, streaming videos, and online courses has been developed by some of the best dog trainers in the world. The equipment they are selling has been designed by professional dog trainers who are out there training dogs every day. Whether you are competing in high level sport work, Police K9 training, or you simply want a well-mannered dog for your family, they can help provide the tools necessary to achieve your training goals.
Working Beauceron Association
The Working Beauceron Association is an AWDF guest member club and a 501(c)3 non profit organization focused on the preservation and promotion of the exceptional working abilities of this breed. They host seminars, workshops, trials, and Journées throughout the US & Canada.
Club des Amis du Beauceron
The original Parent Club of the Beauceron in its origin country. This club was founded in 1922 and hosts a Nationale d'Elevage each year that attracts over 600 beaucerons in a magnificent display of temperament, morphology, herding ability, and a French Ring competition.
Ear Posting Methods for Cropping
Backer Rod with Solid Bridge
If ears are drooping and falling outwards, it's recommended to utilize this method.
Zip-Tie Method without Bridge
For ears that are tilting inwards or standing straight fairly well. Can help with tip curling too.
Ear Posting Supplies for Cropped Beaucerons
This is the tape that you will use to wrap around the ears.
If using tampons for the posts, please only use the cardboard ones; the plastic will hurt their ears otherwise.
This is the glue for posting the ears in the zip-tie method and some use it to keep posts in better.
This is the adhesive remover you can use to take off the tape and/or glue from the ears.
This is for the zip-tie method; these zip ties will stand up the best.
This is for the zip-tie method that uses duct tape.
If using backer rod for the posts, this is the best sizing; simply cut to size.