The Beauceron is a born athlete! It loves to move and to exercise with precision. It is dedicated to whichever sport it is participating in and will compete with a deep drive to succeed.
The Beauceron loves to compete in many different sports. It has a natural ability for some and can be trained to compete in others. The following sports are just a few of the sports this dog loves to participate in.
The Beauceron is a fierce competitor in the sport of agility. This dog loves the physical and mental challenge of the obstacle course and will give it his all. Although the Beauceron will usually place in the competition, he rarely will win. He is not as suited for this sport as other breeds. However, he will give it his heart and soul while he competes!
This is a very complex and challenging sport for the Beauceron. He will usually excel at it. This sport consists of a decoy that is competing against the Beauceron. He must compete using great speed and courage. He must have his wits about him. He will perform amazing jumping feats and he does all of this while portraying a strict obedience to his master. This combines several talents that the Beauceron possesses. It is a challenging competition and it is one the Beauceron will excel at and enjoy immensely.
This sport was developed in the early 1900's in Germany. The purpose of this sport is to test the dog in several areas. Very few dogs can successfully compete in such a sport. The test consists of three separate components that the dog must pass in order to go on. It must pass in the areas of tracking, obedience, and finally in protection work, which is similar to the training of a police dog. It is intended to demonstrate the utility and intelligence of the dog.
This is an exhilarating and exciting sport for the winter! It combines the many aspects of dog mushing and cross country skiing. It allows the Beauceron and its owner to enjoy the outdoors while exercising together. This sport originated in Scandinavia. In Norwegian, it literally means "Ski-Driving".
The equipment needed for this sport is minimal and simplistic in nature. There are only three items needed in addition to the basic cross country skiing equipment. You will need a towline that connects you to your dog. You will need a Skijoring belt to put around your waist and finally, a harness to fit around your dog.
It is important that you are proficient at cross country skiing before you attempt this sport with your dog. If you are constantly falling down, the Beauceron will soon wonder what the fun and purpose is of the effort. Done properly, your dog will learn to quickly love it and will be exhilarated to perform this sport. He will view it at least ten times more fun than just a regular walk!
With careful preparation and dedication, you can enjoy the athletic prowess of your Beauceron. He will love to show you just what he can do and how well he can do it!