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Berger du Languedoc

Size: Medium

Weight: 20 -34 lbs

Height: 15 1/2" - 20 1/2"

Health Problems: The medical history of this breed is considered inconclusive and lacks significant data to consider them as generally health or at high risks of acquiring or developing certain medical conditions.

Origin: France

Group: Herding

Category: Herding

Exercise Needs

Berger Du Languedoc are like other typical working breed, highly energetic! They needs a fair amount of time for exercise and play if not worked as sheep herders.

Grooming Needs

Berger du Languedoc are dogs that will be very easy to groom. These dogs will shed hair in very little amounts or none at all.

Temperament

Hardworking dogs that are keen and tireless while performing their herding and flock guardian duties.

Compatibility with Kids

They are lovable and very kind dogs when around family, children and other animals.

History

The Berger du Languedoc is French herding dog that originates in Southern France’s former province of Languedoc that now covers the modern day regions of Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi-Pyrénées, Rhône-Alpes and Auvergne. They were originally bred to be flock guardians. French shepherds used these dogs to drive and also guard their flocks of sheep. There are several varieties of the Berger du Languedoc, each named after the region were they are used and bred as flock guardians and sheep herders. Today, this breed and all its variety are nearly extinct or on the verge of extinction. Among the breed’s variety, the Berger de la Crau is the only type that has significant numbers to be able to revitalize the breed. The Berger du Languedoc is generally smaller compared to other French sheepdog breeds, standing between 41 to 51 centimeters. Dog experts believe that this breed is the ancestor of the modern Bouvier des Flandres.