Welcome to Joie De Vie Beaucerons! We are a hobby breeder in Henderson, NV. We were introduced to the Beauceron breed when we were looking for a protection dog for our family and to work at our businesses. We were looking for a breed with natural protective instincts, high intelligence and confidence, eagerness to please, that could also be calm and gentle with our small children in our home. We found every trait we were hoping for along with majestic beauty in the Beauceron! Our beloved Zora has exceeded our expectations as a guardian and companion!! We believe she is an outstanding representative of the breed. She is very alert and serious when needed at work, has plenty of prey drive for sport, and is very friendly and affectionate in social settings. She is an excellent running and hiking partner and will even jump off cliffs into the water with us at the lake! She is very attentive to whoever is handling her and sensitive to emotions and body language. She is our constant shadow, following us from room to room, and never strays from our family when off-leash. She loves to play with other animals of all sizes and is very tolerant of children and commotion. In addition to working at our stores with us every day, she trains regularly in French Ring Sport and we hope to earn a Brevet title very soon. Zora earned her AKC Championship in conformation in October 2015 and was the #1 Ranked Harlequin Beauceron in 2016. She has a strong, yet feminine head with excellent chiseling, lovely long neck, straight elbows and hocks, tight feet, strong level topline, good bone, and fluid movement. She has a very vibrant Harlequin coat with rich pigments. She is confident, happy, and well-balanced in temperament and structure.
Our mission is to consistently produce healthy and structurally sound, show-quality Beaucerons, with drive and eagerness to work that are also wonderful home and family companions. We do this by identifying structural weaknesses in our breeding females and carefully selecting stud dogs with strengths to compliment them. We focus a tremendous amount on socialization as puppies and offer constant support to all of the families they go to to help them develop into confident, well-mannered companions. We are very selective of the homes our puppies go to and want to make sure they are prepared to handle the challenges of the breed. Please read more about the breed below and complete our Puppy Application before contacting us.
Our home has been inspected and we have obtained our Breeders Permit through the City of Henderson Animal Control. Permit # A15-000669
The Beauceron is a very athletic dog that gives the impression of strength. They are an incredibly versatile breed with a powerful, muscular build, but with freedom of movement and liveliness, without heaviness. Their physical capabilities combined with their work ethic help them succeed in Search and Rescue work, scent work, service work, and therapy work. They successfully compete in tracking, obedience, agility, protection sports, skijoring, lure coursing, and flyball, as well as the primary function they were bred for, herding.
Beaucerons are known for their extreme intelligence and are without a doubt one of the most intelligent of dog breeds. They have excellent memories, and their principal qualities are obedience, vigilance, calmness, courage, hardiness, and patience. The Beauceron displays an extreme sense of loyalty and an eagerness to please his master. They are sensitive dogs and seem to have an uncanny ability to sense their owners moods and desires.
The Beauceron is not a dog for everyone and may not be suitable for a first time dog owner. If not properly handled, a Beauceron can become quite assertive. The Beauceron requires early, competent training and socialization by an experienced and disciplined owner. Although they are patient and protective with children, they may not be the best of playmate for a child because of their size and their herding and guarding instincts.
A well behaved adult Beauceron is not overly hyper, however up until age two or three they can be extremely active and will require a great deal of exercise. They should not be left alone or in a kennel for long periods of time. Idleness and loneliness are the Beaucerons worst enemies. Without proper exercise and activities, a Beauceron can easily become destructive and unruly due to boredom.