The Berger Picard or Picardy Shepherd is a medium-sized, muscular French herding dog originating in Picardy that may have been brought to northern France and the Pas de Calais in the 9th century by the Franks, making it the oldest of the French Shepherds.
The Berger Picard has a well-developed sense of humor and is known for their smile.
Weight: 51–71 lb (23–32 kg)
Height: Male: 24–26 in (61–66 cm) Female: 22–24 in (56–61 cm)
Coat: Weather-proof, rough and crisp.
Color: Fawn, Grey.
Life span: 12–14 years
Litter size: 2–10 pups
Temperament: Assertive, Funny, Stubborn, Energetic, Intelligent, Lively.
Health: Healthy breed, but may be susceptible to hip dysplaysia and progressive retinal atrophy (PRA).
• Nearly became extinct after WWl and WWll.
• Entered into the first French dog show in 1863.
• Featured in movies Daniel and the Superdogs (2004), Because of Winn-Dixie (2005), and Are We Done Yet? (2007).
CKC: Group 7 – Herding
UKC: Herding Dogs
FCI: Group 1 Herding dogs, Section 1 Sheepdogs #176