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About the Breed

Berger Picard - Breed information

 

Country of Origin: France            Group: Herding

         

Height:                         
Males 60-65cm

Females 55-60cm 

         

Life Expectancy: 12 to 14 years

 

Hair color: Fawn / Brindle

 

Recognized Registries:

FCI, ARBA, UKC, CKC, NCA, and AKC

                                  

              

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

Weight:
Males 23-32 kg 

Females 23-32 kg 

 

 

Thought to be the oldest of the French Sheepdogs, the Berger Picard was brought to northern France and the Pas de Calais, in the 9th century by the Franks. Some experts insist that this breed is related to the more well-known Briard & Beauceron, while others believe it shares a common origin with Dutch and Belgian Shepherds. Although the Berger Picard made an appearance at the first French dog show in 1863, the breed's rustic appearance did not lead to popularity as a show dog.The breeding stock of the Berger Picard, was decimated by the ravages of World War I and World War II. With its population concentrated on the farms of north-eastern France, trench warfare in the Somme reduced the breed to near extinction. The Picard's easy care and mellow, yet mischievous, temperament have started the breed back on the road to recovery. Nevertheless its numbers are still limited, even in its native country. As mentioned previously, today in France there are approximately 3500 dogs and in Germany approximately 500 of this breed. At present there are approximately 400 Berger Picards in the United States and Canada.

 

(reference - Dogs today magazine UK)

 
 

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