List of Activities to do with your Beauceron

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Herding

 

The Beauceron is originally a herding dog, whose role was to lead and protect large flocks of sheep. He was also used as a "edge dog," patrolling pasture boundaries to prevent cattle from leaving. Beauceron is still used on farms, working on herds of sheep or cows. Herd work, known as “herding”, can also be practiced for leisure or competition. The handler and the dog must work as a team to move the animals (sheep, cows or ducks) and perform different tasks (move the animals through a corridor, sort them, etc.). Contact the CBC if Herding is something that interest you and you do not know where to start.

 

Conformation (showing)

The official term for dog shows is "conformation" — as in, the act of conforming or producing conformity. While a dog show may look like a beauty pageant, it’s not. Dogs are not being compared to each other; they’re being measured by how closely they conform to the standard of their particular breed. Why? Because the closer a dog’s appearance is to the breed’s standard, the better that dog’s ability will be to produce puppies that meet the standard.  As one of the most popular events CKC and AKC combined, conformation events range from large all-breed shows, with over 5,000 dogs entered, to small local specialty club shows that feature only one breed. Contact the CBC if Showing is something that interest you and you do not know where to start.

Agility

 

Agility is a sport in which the dog must complete a course made up of different obstacles (jumps, tunnel, fence, swing, slalom, etc.). It's a sport that combines teamwork, speed and precision. Whether for leisure or competition, it is a sport that offers great challenges, both for the handler and for the dog. Contact the CBC if Agility is something that interest you and you do not know where to start.

 

 

 

Traction Sports

 

Both powerful and enduring, the Beauceron is an excellent dog for traction sports. There are different harness sports: · Canicross: This is a running race where the runner and his dog are connected by a pulling line. It is an easily accessible sport that requires little equipment. Skijoring: a sport that combines skiing and harness driving, the dog pulls his master who is cross-country skiing · Bikejoring: in bikejoring, the dog pulls a bicycle. Usually practiced in forest paths, it is necessary to have a good experience in cycling to avoid accidents. · Sled Dogs:  the team must have a minimum of three dogs. It's a great activity to share with your dog (s) during the winter season! Contact the CBC if Traction Sports is something that interest you and you do not know where to start.

Flyball

 

Flyball is a speed sport in which two teams of four dogs each compete in a relay race. The course consists of 2 parallel courses 51 feet long including 4 hurdles and a Flyball box located at the end. The dogs must take turns crossing the 4 hurdles, triggering the Flyball box to release a ball, catch the ball and cross the 4 hurdles in the opposite direction to cross the start / finish line. The first team whose 4 dogs finish the course without error wins the race. Contact the Contact the CBC if Flyball is something that interest you and you do not know where to start.

Obedience

 

Obedience is a discipline that requires rigor and precision, as well as a great bond between dog and handler. Basic exercises include healing, sitting, lying, standing as well as recall. In more advanced levels, the exercises include jumps, object reports, signals (the dog should sit, lie down or stand up depending on the gesture made by its owner). Contact the CBC if Obedience is something that interest you and you do not know where to start.

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