The following information about the Beauceron's temperament has been directly translated from the French book, "Le chien de Berger de Beauc", written by Marice Luquet. It is the most comprehensive book written about the breed. Luquet says, "The Beauceron's intelligence is manifested in its good and rapid comprehension of its master's desires. Beaucerons are noted for their excellent memories and their ancestral instinct to guard all the persons and property of their home. Their principle qualities are obedience, vigilance, calmness, courage, hardiness and patience. They are without doubt one of the most intelligent of breeds."