At Beaucerons du Chateau Rocher the Beauceron is a passion, not a
business or livelihood.
In our breeding program we strive to maintain the true Beauceron
temperament and working ability: a
stable, trainable dog that is a pleasure to live with; a family
companion and guardian without being a liability. When I refer to
working ability I am not narrowing it down to just protection
ability , as there are many other tasks that the Beauceron performs
well. They have natural herding ability and are still used
extensively in France for gathering and moving large herds of
cattle, sheep or goats. They do well in obedience and agility. They
are patient therapy and service dogs. They have excellent noses and
make superior search and rescue and disaster dogs. Their calmness
and trainability makes them good candidates for police work. And for
those with the ability to train with patience and praise they can be
fun sport dogs for Schutzhund or ringsport. And they excel at the
most important job of all… being a loyal family companion.
Our breeding stock comes from top French and Belgian working and
show lines which are carefully combined to produce Beaucerons that
are not only beautiful to look at but have the ability to perform
the tasks they were originally bred for. So many breeds end up split
up into "show dogs" that are nice to look at but have lost their
working ability, and "working dogs" that have working ability but
bear little resemblance to the breed standard. At Beaucerons du
Chateau Rocher we are determined not to let that happen!
Our puppies are handled daily from birth and are exposed to a
variety of experiences and sounds as they grow. They are socialized
with people and animals. They are individually identified so the
progress and personality of each pup can be monitored.
The utmost of care is taken to match the puppy with its new family.
All breeding stock is certified free of hip dysplasia and any other
life threatening or crippling genetic defect.
North American Beauceron Club and United States Beauceron
Alliance Code of Ethics Breeder.