Breed

Beauceron


AKC Grouping
Herding Group
Temperament
  • gentle
  • faithful
  • obedient

Demeanor
somewhat reserved

Choosing the Best Dog Food for a Senior Beauceron

A balanced, nutrient-rich dog food can make an immense impact on the health and well-being of your senior Beauceron. In the past, Beaucerons have not always had the proper nutrition available, especially as they aged.


Breed

Beauceron


AKC Grouping
Herding Group
Temperment
  • gentle
  • faithful
  • obedient
Demeanor
somewhat reserved

Beaucerons originated in the southwestern region of France, an area where early dog food most likely consisted of meats, organs, grains and vegetables. Beaucerons were bred to perform as versatile work dogs. A large, muscular body gave Beaucerons the strength and endurance to withstand long days on the job. Though adept at many jobs, Beaucerons primarily worked at herding cattle and sheep. Their large build gave them an intimidating presence as a guard dog. Eventually, Beaucerons became useful in the trenches during World War I, and were utilized for police K-9 work. Beaucerons continued to require adequate calories to support these rigorous jobs, though little thought was give to the dietary needs of senior dogs. Today, Beaucerons are the most popular herding dog in France.


Energy
very active
Grooming
brushing 2-3 times a week
Training
obedient
Shedding
frequent

During this time, Beaucerons were likely fed bits of meat, organs, vegetables and grains. The Beauceron may not have lived as long in years past, but it's important to note that your Beauceron can live as long as 12 years or more today. How? The key to helping a senior Beauceron live a full and long life all lies in selecting the best dog food for a senior Beauceron and making sure it gets proper exercise. The average weight of an Beauceron is 70-110 pounds. If your senior Beauceron is falling outside of that range, you should first consider a healthy dog food for a senior Beauceron (like the dog food Spot & Tango offers). Then, make sure your dog is getting appropriate exercise.


A nutritious diet is essential to the health and longevity of Beaucerons. Beaucerons experience different dietary needs throughout their lives, making it important to provide appropriate food at each stage. Because Beauceron puppies can be quite active, they may require a higher calorie diet than older dogs. A more mature Beauceron may benefit from a dog food formulated to address age-related health conditions. Due to their size, Beaucerons may be susceptible to arthritis. Dog food recipes containing anti-inflammatory ingredients can help provide relief to senior Beaucerons. As they age, Beaucerons may also experience loose, broken or missing teeth. A fresh, palatable diet may become necessary as traditional kibble becomes difficult to chew. Senior Beaucerons may also struggle with obesity as their activity levels tend to decrease. A lower calorie dog food, specially made for senior dogs can make a big difference in helping aging Beaucerons maintain a healthy weight.


USDA licensed animal nutritionists from Spot & Tango will create personalized dog food for senior Beaucerons. They will inquire about your Beauceron’s history and habits. Using this information, they will determine the correct amounts of crude protein, crude fat, crude fiber, moisture, and calories your Beauceron needs to continue to be healthy in their older years. Spot & Tango will then send specialized meals, made up of 100% natural ingredients. Using human grade food like turkey, quinoa, lamb, brown rice, beef, millet, and leafy greens, your Beauceron will be able to eat high quality, nutrient rich dog food. They never use processed food, meat meal, or inexpensive fillers that are found in commercial dog food. Approved by veterinarians, Spot & Tango delivers high-quality dog food for senior Beaucerons.