Welcome!  We are the Roses, a family whose lifestyle has been intrinsically tied to dogs for decades. My name is Jill Rose and I have been involved in dogs, whether showing, breeding or sport for over 45 years now. My children have also grown up with dogs, all of them have trained at some point, and currently, I have two daughters actively training and trialing in Ringsport. Jennifer enjoys Beaucerons and Malinois, Emily has a preference for the Malinois, but enjoys a Beauceron with a civil edge. ;)

Jill Rose and Armored Rose Aria

(Aria now resides in Switzerland with her new owner Beatrix Ballmer)

The history of the Beauceron can be  documented as far back as 1809. It was in 1863, at a show in Paris being held in conjunction with the World Fair, that 13 dogs were presented. These dogs were black with tawny markings, had erect ears and were very much of the lupoid type. This was the first official appearance of what was to become the breed we know today as the Beauceron. To read more about the history of the Beauceron, click on the photo to the left.

Champion Beauceron from Brissac

A Breed Standard is the guideline which describes the ideal characteristics, temperament and appearance including the correct color of a breed and ensures that the breed is fit for function. Absolute soundness, structurally as well as temperamentally, is essential. Breeders and judges should at all times be careful to avoid obvious conditions or exaggerations which would be detrimental in any way to the health, welfare or soundness of this breed. This includes shyness.

Artus @ 6 months

Being such an old breed, there are many resources on the Beauceron. It will take some time, but I will add them to the Articles page for your reading pleasure. Many are in foreign languages and although I will work diligently to translate them, this will be a labor of love that will take some time. Consequently, it will be  a page that you will want to come back to time and time again to see what's new.

Artus on 1 yr birthday.