Berger Picard (Picardy Sheepdog)

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    History & Overview

    The Picardy Sheepdog has very ancient origins and it is believed that the breed originated from the Picardie region, France. It was recognized as a distinct breed in 1925. The Picardy Sheepdog is a medium-sized dog with a somewhat rugged appearance.


    Even-tempered, hardy, obedient and fearless, he is neither aggressive or shy. These qualities enable him to do an excellent job of driving and protecting flocks of sheep. It is also a very good guard for the home and an excellent family dog who enjoys close contact with children.


    Males are 60 – 65 cm at the withers, while females are slightly shorter, measuring 55 to 60 cm. Its harsh, semi-long outer coat feels crisp to the touch, while the dense undercoat is fine. The coat color varies from fawn, fawn with dark overlay, to fawn brindle and gray.

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    Image Credits: American Kennel Club


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