Starting when your Beauceron is 9 months old you can show your dog in Canine Expositions. At age 9 months up to 12 months you enter your dog in the Class--Debutant. The Awards are:
For conformation, which is required for the Pedigree (Definitif), the dog must be at least 12 months old. The dog is entered in the class--Jeune. The dogs are evaluated in accordance with the standard for character and structure. The ratings are:
The dog must be Tres Bon to be confirmed. If the dog is awarded Bon or Insufficient, they may be reconsidered in 6 months or refused conformation altogether. In France, the dog must be confirmed before it can be used for breeding.
Cotation 1 - Confirme (Issue of permanent pedigree) The dog is recognized as conforming to the Standard of the Breed by an accredited judge.
Cotation 2 - Premier Choix The confirmed dog has obtained the grade of Tres Bon (Very Good) or Excellent in morphology (conformation) and Excellent in character at a REGIONAL exposition.
Cotation 3 - Excellent The confirmed dog has obtained the grade of Excellent in morphology and Excellent in character at an INTER-REGIONAL or NATIONAL level exposition, AND is negative for hip dysplasia.
Cotation 4 - Recommande The dog in addition to being awarded Excellent was selected as among the best at the NATIONAL exposition.
Cotation 5 - Elite B The dog is not itself titled Recommande, but it is not dysplastic and has produced or sired the required number of titled offspring. (See below)
Cotation 6 - Elite A The dog has obtained the title of Recommande and has produced or sired the required number of titled offspring.
Males: 8 descendants from at least 2 different bitches.
Females: 5 descendants