There are some personal habits of the Beauceron of which you may not be aware. Unless, of course, you have already experienced these habits. They are not easy to dismiss or forget.
The Beauceron is a fairly easy dog when it comes to performing grooming tasks. He doesn't require much for the sake of his health. He does, however, require some grooming in order to preserve your sanity as his owner and the health of your possessions.
Due to their outdoor lifestyle and rambunctious personality, the Beauceron can simply smell just awful! Think teenage boy after a sports game mixed with smelly wet dog and you may begin to come close to the smell. This is the kind of stench that will no longer make your home and furniture a source of refuge if this dog is allowed to pass through unchecked. This is not to say that your belongings are in danger if the dog happens to be clean and fresh. On the contrary, this is only when he has begun to emit a certain odor. There is not enough doggie perfume or cologne in the world to cut through that odor without a bath!
The Beauceron can leave your house not only smelling badly, but also quite dirty. This is a dog with no regard for the niceties of life or an appreciation for them. He will bring in dirt and mud without compunction. He is literally a four-legged storm of disaster waiting to happen!
It is not just the fate of your floors and furniture that is being called into question. There are several personal accounts of the Beauceron leaving a trail of mud along the inside walls of the home. It should be noted that there in only remorse on the part of the owner. The Beauceron really doesn't know that it has done anything wrong, so it is futile to yell at him. He will not understand why you are doing so.
To preserve your sanity and belongings, you should regularly groom this dog. If you are patient, you can train the Beauceron to be patient with humans and water. Once this is accomplished, you can probably wash the Beauceron in a bathtub. Of course, the smell of a wet Beauceron is no picnic, either. The better option would be to get a hose, some nice smelling doggie shampoo and have at it in the back yard. You will want to ensure that the Beauceron has ample space in which to run when bath time is over. You will also want to ensure that the area is clean and free from debris. Otherwise, the entire vicious cycle will begin yet again. This is a plus side for washing him in the bathtub and keeping him inside until he is dry. You just have to decide which is the lesser of the evils!
With patience and diligence, your Beauceron will be ready to meet and greet family and household visitors at a moment's notice. And you and your potential company won't be wondering, "What on earth is that smell?"