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Picardy Shepherd

Size: Medium / Large

Weight: 50 - 70 lbs.

Height: 12.5" - 26"

Life Span: 12 - 13 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: France

Also Known As: Berger Picard, Berger de Picardie

Group: Herding

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

No special exercise requirements.

Grooming Needs

No special grooming requirements.

Temperament

The Picardy Shepherd is a reliable and affectionate family dog that responds well to obedience training. It has been primarily bred as a good farm dog.

Compatibility with Kids

Reliable and affectionate family dog

History

The breed originated in France during the Middle Ages, but nearly became extinct after WWI and WWII. Today the breed is still extremely rare, there are only about 5000 registered dogs in the world.

Pet Facts

The recent motion picture "Because of Winn Dixie" featured two Picardy Shepherds. It is the oldest of the French Shepherds and probably arrived with the Celts in 800."