The Berger Picard (pronounced Bare-Zhay Pee CARR) is a rare breed that hails from France and is now enjoyed in the United States as well. We had the pleasure of meeting Lily when she came in for her first puppy exam with us. She’s a very engaging and adorable puppy and she won the hearts of all of us immediately.
Also known as the Picardy Shepherd, this breed is utilized for herding and companionship. Like most herding breeds, with exercise and training, the Picard can be a loyal and wonderful addition to any active family.
For many years, efforts to establish this breed in North America were unsuccessful. But thanks to the internet there is now an influx as American buyers can easily communicate with European breeders. They are becoming more and more known as time goes on. In fact, the star of the movie, Because of Winn-Dixie (2005), was a Picard!
As this is being published, the breed is being added to the AKC herding group. For more information about this breed you can visit the Berger Picard Club of America at picards.us.