Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Beauceron Contributor(s): Meg Purnell-Carpenter Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information Originates from the French Plains of Beauce. Also known in France by the familiar name of Bas Rouge or Red Stockings because of the deep/red markings on their legs. Large, athletic and active with drop ears. Extremely trainable and loyal to their family. A main breed characteristic is the large double dew-claws on the hind legs (actually real toe joints). Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs) genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs: https://dogwellnet.com/. For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs: thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. Beauceron Club UK: www.beauceronclubuk.org Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs - www.akc.org/clubs/search. American Beauceron Club: www.beauce.org.