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Berger Picard
(Picardy Sheepdog)



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Berger Picard adults
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The Berger Picard, or Picardy Sheepdog, has its origins in France in the early medieval period in the second Iron Age. 

It is believed that a dog with the same characteristics as the Picardy Sheepdog was introduced by the Celts during the great invasions around 400 B.C. Various sources agree that these dogs are the origin of many current herding breeds. 

The shepherds and farmers of the last century called this dog a "Pik-haar" which meant hard hair. Over time the name became Berger Picard most likely associated with his region of origin. The Berger is still very rare; only about 3500 Berger Picard exist on the European continent and some 250 are in North America. 

The Berger Picard stands between 21 and 25 inches high and weighs from 50 to 70 pounds; his life expectancy is approximately 14 years. His weather proof coat is harsh and crisp, between 2 and 6 inches long, covering a fine undercoat. Coat colours range from fawn to black with a wide range of shade variations including light fawn, dark fawn, grey, grey with different highlights and brindle.

The Picard is a medium sized dog characterized by his griffon type coat. He has a hardy but elegant shape, is robust, strong and well built, and possesses an intelligent, alert and lively look. His ears are naturally erect, high-set and quite wide at the base. He has thick eyebrows over dark and expressive eyes. His tail reaches to the hock and is carried low with a slight J-curve at the tip.  

A sturdy looking dog, the Berger Picard is a multi-talented dog, energetic and hard working. He has been primarily bred to herd sheep and cattle. However, he is also a protective watchdog and loyal companion. His intelligent and sensitive personality make him a wonderful family dog. He is very gentle with children if properly socialized. The Picard has a good disposition for obedience training although he is known for his stubborn streaks if training gets boring. He's a good guard dog but not an excessive barker.

Endurance and flexibility allow him to perform well in agility sports. His sweetness and intelligence are the qualities for which he is known as a good therapy dog.   

 
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Grace Dufour
Chemin Terre Rouge
St-Antoine-de-Tilly, QC   G0S 2C0
(418) 886-2461
(418) 558-2463
Email:
noblepicard@bergerpicardcanada.com

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Anne Saucier
836, 94e Avenue
Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu, QC  J0J 1W0
(450) 291-5689
Email:
buddysau@hotmail.com

Élevage des Picardiers


André Vézina
104 Rang Saint Jean-Baptiste
Sainte Aurélie,  QC   G0M 1M0
(418) 593-3829
Email:
elevage_picardie@yahoo.ca

Elevage La Picardie

 
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