The below is a note from an owner explaining the breed. Sometimes it’s better said from an actual puppy owner.
My name is ________, I have a 1 yr old female pup from Jacqueline. I'm sure you've read up on the breed and have a good idea of what they are about by now. Jacqueline has done an amazing job with her line of Beaucerons. My girl is one of four dogs in our home. We have 2 Dobermans and a Belgian Malinois. She is sensitive, sweet, playful and always under our feet. You can't walk more than a few steps without her bumping you. She's confident and challenges authority but lives to please. I knew that she would be high energy but it still amazes me just how much energy she has. Beaucerons have to be exercised well. We have a fenced in backyard and a pool which help a lot. To give you some idea of a typical day....she plays in the morning when we get up for a half hour in the yard with the other dogs. A dog walker comes at noon and walks her for a half hour, she swims when we get home, plays some more and just when everyone else has passed out, she relentlessly brings you a ball while you watch TV. With that being said, she immediately settles in when its time for bed.
Beaucerons are incredibly smart and routine oriented which makes them easily trainable however, they mature a bit more slowly than most breeds. I have found that short 5 minute training sessions worked best with “Fluffy”. Puppy classes are great for socialization but we'd leave for a few minutes, go out to the parking lot for a break and then continue class. I live in “New Jersey” and there are very few people here that have heard of the breed, let alone fully understand them so its important to work with a trainer that is familiar with working breeds. While Beaucerons are not overly difficult I think they ultimately thrive in homes that can provide them with adequate exercise, training and attention. “Fluffy” is good with children but because of her size and herding instincts I do not leave her alone with our neighbor's children. She likes to bump them and try sitting on them. They find it super cute but its really a dominance thing.
These dogs are truly exceptional. Over the years we've had a Briard, a Rottweiler, Bernese Mountain Dogs and our current pack. I have to say, “Fluffy” is my favorite. She is a true comedian and great companion.