Beau·​ce·​ron | \ ˈbō-sə-ˌrän How to pronounce Beauceron (audio) \
plural Beaucerons

Definition of Beauceron

: 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

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1981, in the meaning defined above

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“Beauceron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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