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Berger Picard Puppies

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Rachel
Feb 8 ·
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The Berger Picard is a purebred dog breed that’s part of the herding group. This doggo goes by a couple of other nicknames, such as the Picard, Picardy Shepherd, Picardy Sheepdog, and the Berger de Picardi. Initially bred in France in 800 A.D., they were used for herding livestock. Today, they make a good family companion dog since they’re loyal, good-natured, and observant. If you want to learn more about Berger Picard puppies, then keep reading.

Where to get Berger Picard Puppies

First, you can call your local animal shelter or breed rescue organization to find this dog breed. It’s always a good idea to adopt and not shop. These dogs are often found as strays or were abandoned or surrendered by their previous owners. So, you can adopt a dog and save its life by giving it a forever, loving home. Sonnet…

These places might have Berger Picard puppies, adults, seniors, or mixed breeds available for adoption, so you can get whatever fits your family.

Alternatively, if you want a puppy and know where the dog came from, you can go through a reputable breeder. You can begin your search by going through the AKC Marketplace. Ethical breeders will be registered with them.

You’ll be able to tell a good breeder from the rest because they’ll do the following:

  • Socialize and train the puppies as early as possible
  • Ensure the puppies are up to date on all of their vaccinations
  • The breeder will allow the dogs to live in their home as part of the family kennel-free
  • Have health documents and family tree history available for you to bring home upon adoption
  • Health screen and genetically test the parents to ensure it’s safe and healthy to breed them (then get the puppies tested)

In addition, a good breeder will also be open and honest with you. They’ll be able to answer all of your questions about the breeder’s reputation and experience, the breed as a whole, the parents, the puppies, the breeding process, or the adoption process.

So, if you find a breeder that doesn’t do any of the above, then you’ll want to avoid working with them. For example, they might be a backyard breeder or a puppy mill. These breeders don’t breed the dogs in safe or healthy conditions, often leaving them in kennels. Also, they’re more interested in making a profit rather than finding good homes for the puppies. 

The Cost

The average cost of Berger Picard puppies is between $2,000 and $3,000. However, the price might vary depending on the breeder’s location, the time of year, the number of puppies in the litter, and the breed’s popularity.

Appearance

Berger Picard puppies will grow to be medium to large dogs, with males slightly taller than females. For example, males can grow to be about 23.5 to 25.5 inches tall, and females can grow about 21.5 to 23.5 inches tall. Regardless of their gender, this dog breed should weigh between 50 and 70 pounds.

In addition, they have a wiry medium coat that can come in a couple of coat colors and markings, such as brindle, fawn, or white markings. Frodopon…

Temperament

The Berger Picard is an excellent watchdog. However, they don’t bark much at all. They’ll only bark to alert you of something.

In addition, they’re loyal and affectionate with their family members. However, they’ll be affectionate and cuddly on their terms. Also, they’re good around young children, other dogs, and meeting new people. However, they need plenty of early socialization and training.

Luckily, this doggo is easy to train as they’re eager to please their owners. However, you can hire a professional dog trainer to help you if needed.

Also, they have high energy levels. So you’ll want to provide them with a bigger house with a fenced-in yard rather than an apartment.

Berger Picard Puppies – Veterinary Needs

As with all dogs, you should bring your Berger Picard pup to the vet at least once a year for their annual checkup. During their first year, you can bring them more often. Then you can keep track of their growth and development and keep them up to date with their shots and boosters. 

Luckily, this dog breed is relatively healthy. Unfortunately, however, they’re prone to getting a few health issues, such as:

  • Collie Eye Anomaly (CEA)
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)

With proper care, Berger Picard puppies have an average lifespan of about 12 to 13 years. 

Diet

With your vet’s approval, be sure to give them dog food that’s appropriate for their breed size, age, and weight. For example, Berger Picards can have high-quality kibble or canned wet food from a commercial dog food brand or homemade dog food.

Grooming

Luckily, you won’t need to worry about grooming this doggo too often. You can bring them to a professional grooming salon about once a month for a good cleaning and clipping. You can also bathe them as needed at home.

However, they do shed a moderate amount. So, you’ll want to brush their coat at least once a week to keep it looking nice and to keep the loose hairs under control.

Finally, be sure to keep up with trimming their nails, cleaning their ears, and brushing their teeth regularly.

Berger Picard Puppies – Photos

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Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She's a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she's not writing, she's reading, playing video games, or organizing something.
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