Picardy Sheepdog

Large Size

Doesn't moult much

Not good for first time owners

This French herding dog nearly became extinct after both World War I and World War II. Today the Berger Picard remains a rare sight, even in its native country.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

An athletic owner. The breed's rugged constitution and boundless energy make it an excellent sporting partner.

Not the best for ...

Anyone not strong enough to take charge of this independent problem-solver with a stubborn streak.

Aliases

Berger Picard

Cross between

None

Origin

France

Size

Large
Large - but would still fit in a small car

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Spikey
If not hand stripped will go fluffy. If you don't pluck their fur in the old fashioned way they transform from spikey to soft.

Shedding

Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

13 years

Good first dog?

No

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