Beauceroodle

55-75 lbs
24-27"
France
Beauceron
Poodle

The Beauceroodle is a hybrid bred from a mix of Beauceron and Poodle, which are both large breeds. They can get pretty big, standing approximately 27 inches high and weighing about 70 pounds on average. This breed is a smart and loyal breed but may be dangerous or uncontrollable if not trained properly. Because of their high herding instinct, they will probably try to herd small children and other animals if they are not supervised. They have thick, medium to long fur that can be almost any color or combination of colors. It is important to give them enough exercise to keep them in shape and prevent obesity. 

Purpose
Herding, Guardian, and Companion
Date of Origin
2000s
Ancestry
Beauceron and Poodle

Beauceroodle Health

Average Size
Male Beauceroodle size stats
Height: 25-28 inches Weight: 65-85 lbs
Female Beauceroodle size stats
Height: 24-27 inches Weight: 55-75 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Sebaceous Adenitis
  • Addison's Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Gastric Dilation Volvulus
Minor Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Canine Hip Dysplasia (Chd)
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Allergies
Occasional Tests
  • Cardiac
  • X-Rays
  • Eye Examination
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Ultrasound
  • CT or MRI scan
  • Blood Tests

Beauceroodle Breed History

The Beauceron came from France in the 16th century, is not very common, and is also known as the Berger de Beauce or Bas Rouge. They are large, independent dogs who are mainly used for herding sheep and cattle. This herding dog has unending energy and is bred from the Briard and possibly the Doberman. There is a manuscript from the Renaissance period dated 1578 with mention of the Beauceron being the largest and most courageous of the French Sheepdogs and were used by farmers to protect their herd as well as their family. Their name reportedly comes from the area of France near Paris known as La Beauce, where the dog originated. Until 1863, the French Sheepdogs were considered one breed but then they separated the Beauceron, which has a short coat, from the Briard, which has a long coat. The French Army used the Beauceron as a messenger during World Wars I and II because they were so adept at detecting mines and following directions. In fact, they are still used for some military and police work. The Beauceron Club of America was formed in 1980 but they were not recognized by the American Kennel Club until 2007 where they are the 140th most popular dog breed. The Poodle, while perfected in France, was originally from Germany. They are one of the oldest known breeds and also one of the most intelligent. At first, they were just used for hunting and retrieving but then it was discovered how clever they were and they became popular as show dogs and used in circus acts. Originally related to the French, Hungarian, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, and German Water dogs, they were also bred with Asian Herding dogs and the Barbet. There are many stories about their history but the most popular dates them back to the first century when they were found in Egyptian tombs. There are two other sizes, which are the Toy and Miniature Poodles, which were created by breeding smaller Poodles with smaller Poodles until they reached the desired size. The Poodle is the 7th most popular breed in the United States and was accepted by the American Kennel Club in 1887. 

Beauceroodle Breed Appearance

The Beauceroodle may have a black or brown nose, brown or amber eyes, a large head with furry and floppy ears, and a square, stocky body. Most have long, furry tails and their thick, dense fur is wavy and medium to long in practically any color or color combination. Some of the most common colors are black, gray, brown, red, cream, fawn, blue, silver, white, pied, and brindle. Since the Beauceron is not a very popular breed, there are not many of these hybrids so their appearance has not yet been established. However, most Beauceroodle owners say their dogs look more like a Sheepdog with the coloring of a Doberman. 

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Beauceroodle eyes
Brown
amber Beauceroodle eyes
Amber
Nose Color Possibilities
black Beauceroodle nose
Black
brown Beauceroodle nose
Brown
Coat Color Possibilities
black Beauceroodle coat
Black
gray Beauceroodle coat
Gray
brown Beauceroodle coat
Brown
red Beauceroodle coat
Red
cream Beauceroodle coat
Cream
fawn Beauceroodle coat
Fawn
blue Beauceroodle coat
Blue
silver Beauceroodle coat
Silver
white Beauceroodle coat
White
pied Beauceroodle coat
Pied
brindle Beauceroodle coat
Brindle
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Beauceroodle wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Beauceroodle Breed Maintenance

Your Beauceroodle’s thick, course coat requires a lot of maintenance and even professional grooming in some cases. They do not shed much but they have to be brushed daily with a pin brush and metal comb and you may need to use a dematter to prevent mats. You will need to groom your Beauceroodle with a clipper several times a year if she has the Poodle coat or you can get it done by a professional. In addition, your Beauceroodle will need their ears cleaned with a moist cotton ball once a week. You should also check them for ear mites, wax buildup, and other debris at this time and trim her toenails when needed.
Brushes for Beauceroodle
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Beauceroodle requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Beauceroodle Temperament

The Beauceroodle does have a high prey drive but they can get along well with any animal they are raised with if trained, but may chase them around a bit. They are herders at heart and will most likely try to herd other animals and even small children. However, they are intelligent and lovable so they can be trained by the right person with patience and positive reinforcement. Do not use physical punishment because these dogs may become aggressive. As long as they get the right amount of exercise and they are socialized well, they make excellent family companions as well as protectors. 

Beauceroodle Activity Requirements

This breed has an unending amount of energy and can outplay anyone, even the most energetic children. Therefore, you will need to make sure they get at least 90 minutes of vigorous exercise every day which can include running, several brisk walks, a trip to the dog park to play with other dogs, or just running around in the yard with other dogs or chasing the local wildlife. These dogs are built for working so if you do not have plenty of outdoor space and activities for your dog, they may not be the right breed for you. If they do not get enough exercise, they can develop bad habits or behavioral problems.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
20 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
90 minutes

Beauceroodle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
4.5 cups
Daily Cost
$3.20 - $4.00
Monthly Cost
$96.00 - $120.00

Beauceroodle Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Beauceroodle size stats at six months
Height: 24 inches Weight: 52 lbs
Female Beauceroodle size stats at six months
Height: 23 inches Weight: 42 lbs
12 Months
Male Beauceroodle size stats at 12 months
Height: 25 inches Weight: 67 lbs
Female Beauceroodle size stats at 12 months
Height: 24 inches Weight: 57 lbs
18 Months
Male Beauceroodle size stats at 18 months
Height: 26 inches Weight: 75 lbs
Female Beauceroodle size stats at 18 months
Height: 25 inches Weight: 65 lbs

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