Very smart and easily trainable, the Beauceron is a fine family companion. They are good with children and are capable workers, making a great watch or guard dog, and can outperform many other breeds in competitive obedience or obstacle sports. They seem, at times, to understand their master on a level deeper than other breeds. They do, however, require a strong minded owner in order to be properly trained. Otherwise, they might think that they run the show.
The Beauceron is only ever accepted in shows in a black and tan coloring similar to the Doberman. They can also be found in gray or a gray-black.