February 5, 2013

Breed of The Month: Picardy Shepherd

Filed under: Dog Breeds — Tags: — Dr. Amber Reed @ 1:00 am

The Picardy Shepherd is a French dog more formally referred to as the Berger Picard (pronounced ‘bare zhay – pee carr’). Although largely familiar from the North American movie, “Because of Winn-Dixie,” the Picardy Shepherd is a rare breed.

The medium sized dog grows to a weight of 50-70lbs. Their fur is rough and water proof and ranges from fawn to gray and even brindle. Overall, the Picardy Shepherd has a tousled appearance that requires little grooming.

With a life span of 12-14 years, the breed is a relatively healthy dog due to its rarity. They are athletic dogs and require a lot of exercise, otherwise may display destructive behavior.

Overall, the breed is intelligent, sensitive, and alert. They display a laid back and mellow attitude, but may be stubborn at times. Being a loyal and protective pet, the Picardy Shepherd may become assertive and therefore require a lot of socialization during the early years of their lives.

The breed makes for a good indoor and outdoor dog. However, they require companionship and prefer to be close to their owner and family. The dog does very well with children.

For more information about the breed visit the Berger Picard Club of America.


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