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.
Also Known As: Berger Picard, Berger de Picardie
Category: Companion Dog
No special exercise requirements.
No special grooming requirements.
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
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.
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."