Berger Picards can be characterized by their erect ears, 4 to 5 inch height, and brindle coat. They are a French herding dog from Picardy after World War II, and have a lively, intelligent personality that is both sensitive and mischevious. Picards have been featured in movies such as Because of Winn-Dixie. They require a lot of exercise and mental stimulation, but they are great with other animals and as playmates for kids.
Common Health Conditions
- Hemangiosarcoma and other cancers have been reported in Berger Picards.
- Obesity can be a significant health problem in dogs. It is a serious disease that may cause or worsen joint problems, or metabolic and digestive disorders.
- Herding dogs have an independent mind of their own and are not pushovers to raise and train – this makes for a strong and dominant temperament.