Beauceroodle: Beauceron and Poodle Mix

Beauceroodle: Beauceron and Poodle Mix

The Beauceroodle is a rare, French cross-breed that consists of the handsome black and tan Beauceron and the elegant, curly-coated Standard Poodle. They were likely first bred together in France and are now known for their hard-working personality, intelligence and ability to perform as both an exceptional watch dog and guard dog.

Beauceroodle Breed Information, Characteristics & Heath
Beauceroodle Breed Information, Characteristics & Heath

The Beauceroodle tends to have the characteristic coat of their Poodle parent, although it can be more wavy than curly. Individuals should either have solid coat colours or be the same black and tan as the Beauceron. Beauceroodles are a large and muscular dog with very long, straight limbs that contribute to their impressive height.

Beauceroodle | Dog Breed Facts and Information
Beauceroodle | Dog Breed Facts and Information

What is a Beauceroodle?

The Beauceroodle is a highly energetic dog who brings together the intelligent characteristics of the Standard Poodle with the loyal, protective instincts of the Beauceron for a great potential watchdog and, when properly trained and socialized, a wonderful addition to the family.

Beauceroodle Dog Breed Health, Temperament
Beauceroodle Dog Breed Health, Temperament

The Beauceroodle is a high-energy combination of the Standard Poodle and the loyal and loving Beauceron.


The Beauceroodle is a designer dog and dates back to the 1980s when breeders began mating pure-bred dogs to produce pups that possessed the desired traits of both parent breeds – typically a healthier, smaller, hypo-allergenic or gentler form of a popular breed. With the Beauceroodle, he is the end result of breeding a Standard Poodle from Germany and a Beauceron from France.


Because the Beaueroodle isn’t a purebred dog, he is not eligible to join the American Kennel Club (AKC) however both parent breeds are members in good standing. The Poodle joined the AKC’s “non-sporting” group back in 1887 while the Beauceron became a member of the “herding” group as recently as 2007.

How easy are Beauceroodle to train?

The training of the Beauceroodle is not something that should be taken lightly and they can be quite hard work as pets. They can sometimes be too intelligent for their own good as they constantly question their owners and get bored of things easily.

They can be sensitive so do not respond well to punishment or negative reinforcement; as is the case with most canines. The saying ‘You catch more flies with honey than vinegar’ is rather apt when it comes to the training of the Beauceroodle and they respond best to vocal praise.

Diet and Nutrition

The Beauceroodle is a large, highly active dog and will need a top-quality kibble that reflects his age, size and activity level. Because he comes from 2 breeds that can be prone to bloat and digestive issues, food should be a low-fat variety and always served in 2 to 3 meals versus free-feeding. Avoid foods with fillers that may cause your dog to over-eat to feel full and because joint issues can present later in life, avoid allowing your pooch to become obese.

The Beauceroodle is the product of two highly intelligent and trainable breeds.

How would you describe the temperament of Beauceroodle?

The Beauceroodle is highly loyal to his human pack and therefore has great watchdog potential. Because of his protective instincts, he can become aggressive towards strangers and this, coupled with his strong prey/chase instincts (that mean he will likely try to herd the kids and other pets) means early socialization is crucial to turning this dog into a great family pet. Vigorous exercise is essential for this dog or he can become bored and destructive.

How Big do Beauceroodle Get?

Your Beaueroodle is a large dog who will weigh between 65 and 85 pounds when fully grown.

How healthy are Beauceroodle?

Although it’s impossible to predict which health issues any one individual may suffer with during their lifetime, we do know that there are certain health conditions which are seen more commonly in the Beauceroodle than in other breeds.


Bloat is also known as ‘gastric dilatation +/- volvulus’ and can prove quickly fatal if not promptly treated. While experts are unsure why it occurs, there is certainly an increased incidence in those with large, deep chests. Symptoms include a visibly bloated abdomen, a dog that is distressed and unable to settle and constant non-productive retching.

On an X-ray, vets will see a pathognomonic ‘double bubble’, which represents the gas trapped in the stomach. If twisted, the stomach will need to be rotated back into the correct position surgically once the patient has been stabilised.

Hip Dysplasia

A common orthopaedic issue that can affect any dog, the Beauceroodle is particularly prone to hip dysplasia. Those purchasing a Beauceroodle puppy should request to see their parents’ hip scores and it is best not to purchase from stock that have not been hip scored, as this would be taking a big risk. Hip dysplasia can cause lifelong pain due to the associated osteoarthritis and muscle wastage it causes.

Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)

DCM is a heart disease that we see more often in larger dogs. The heart muscle is affected and the heart is unable to pump blood efficiently. This condition can be diagnosed using a heart scan and is typically managed with medication to help alleviate the associated symptoms.

How active are Beauceroodle?

The Beauceroodle is a dog with boundless energy and he’s ready to walk, run or play at all times. It’s important that he be exercised daily and that should include at least 90 combined minutes of brisk walking or jogging. He comes from working stock, so this boy needs rigorous playtime in his yard or at a dog park that will allow him to jump, chase and meet his need for mental stimulation. A lack of adequate exercise can result in destructive behaviors. Note that he could be prone to bloat so exercise should be timed well after any feeding.

The Beauceroodle is highly loyal to his human pack and therefore has great watchdog potential.

How long will Beauceroodle live?

The average life span of a Beauceroodle is 11 to 13 years.

Recognized Clubs

While the Beauceroodle isn’t recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC), he is recognized by the Designer Breed Registry (DBR) and the International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR).


It is a handsome big dog with a dense coat having long straight hair. It requires a lot of maintenance by yourself on a routine basis. Brush the hair with a metallic brush daily to prevent mats. A professional groomer is also required in some cases.

You can also trim your pup’s coat with a clipper, but it is best if you let a groomer do this. Furthermore, this canine’s floppy ears need proper examining and cleaning to avoid ear mites, wax buildup, or other debris. Get the toenails clipped, and teeth brushed; that’s it!


Beauceroodle puppies grow to be big dogs that can be overly protective of their family and therefore don’t play nice with other animals or people. As a result, extensive socialization is required for this dog when he is still young. Because Beauceroodles can suffer from the same joint issues of their parent breeds, care should always be taking when handling or beginning a exercise regiment to avoid injury to tiny bones.

Related Questions

How Much Does a Beauceroodle Cost?

A Beauceroodle’s exact cost is not fixed as it depends on the breeder’s type and factors like breeder’s health clearance, history, etc. However, the cost for your dog’s equipment, e.g., collar, leash, etc., and monthly food is 400$ to 500$ dollars.

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