So you’re looking to adopt an Beauceron, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Beaucerons are muscular, rugged, and large, standing as high as 27.5 inches at the shoulder, and yet graceful and in all ways balanced. Their dark black coats feature handsome squirrel-red accents, including the red feet that give the breed its French nickname Bas-Rouge (“red stockings”). They’re also seen in a black-gray-tan coat. The long head is well chiseled, and the dark brown eyes project an expression breed fanciers describe as frank and confident. They’re not for novice owners, who might end up being owned by their dominant dog instead of the other way around. That said, well-trained and socialized Beaucerons are levelheaded watchdogs and guardians, especially good with the young, the small, and the defenseless. The Beauceron is imposing and powerful, but also remarkably smart, spirited, and a versatile herder—imagine a Border Collie’s brain in a 100-pound body. They are especially beloved by women as a dashing but sensitive companion and protector.”
An Beauceron typically ranges from 60.96cm to 69.85cm in height, and weighs from 31.751465900000003kg to 49.895160700000005kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Beauceron breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Beauceron insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.