At A Glance

Size: Medium

Weight: 50 - 70 lbs.

Height: 12.5" - 26"

Life Span: 12 - 13 years

Picardy Shepherd

Also know as: Berger Picard, Berger de Picardie

Group: Herding

Origin: France

Today's Role: Companion Dog

History and Facts: 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.

Temperament / Behavior
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.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Special Needs
Exercise: No special exercise requirements.

Grooming: No special grooming requirements.


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