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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.


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.

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."

Dog Food for Your Picardy Shepherd

Puppy Select 6 lb. Front Counter

Puppy Select Formula

Features our exclusive balance of nutrients for growing puppies.

Adult Select 6 lb. Front Counter

Adult Select Formula

Formulated for dogs of all ages, an excellent choice for multi-dog families.

Senior Select 6 lb. Front Counter

Senior Select Formula

Formulated for dogs 7 years and older.

Reduced Fat 6 lb. Front Counter

Reduced Fat Formula

30% less fat than Bil-Jac Adult Select.

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