Beau·​ce·​ron ˈbō-sə-ˌrän How to pronounce Beauceron (audio)
plural Beaucerons
: any of a French breed of short-haired, medium-sized herding dogs with a typically black and tan or harlequin coat and double dewclaws on the hind legs
A black dog with brown markings on her paws, chest and ears, Raven is often mistaken for a Doberman Pinscher-Rottweiler mix, but she's a French Beauceron.Kara G. Morrison, Detroit News, 15 Mar. 2002
Cara is a Beauceron, a breed of dog that is especially well-suited for search and rescue work because of their agility, intuitiveness and general good health.Liz Best, Palm Beach (Florida) Post, 6 Oct. 2004

Word History

First Known Use

1981, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Beauceron was in 1981

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“Beauceron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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