Berger Picards have unique personalities: they are very devoted and elegant, and at the same time, quite comical. Those of us who are privileged to share our lives with them know there is absolutely nothing like a Picard!

The BPCUS is about learning, sharing and promoting this rare breed!   This site is intended to provide a stepping stone to UKC events.  A place to get your feet wet, find support and learn how much fun it is to show off your Picard

The Berger Picard (bare ZHAY pee CARR) or Picardy Shepherd is one of the oldest French herding breeds. With World War I and World War II being fought in the Picard’s home territory of northern France, the Berger Picard nearly became extinct and is still rare today. This delightful medium-sized dog is people oriented, loyal, and can make a good family pet if properly socialized.

The 2005 release of the movie Because of Winn Dixie introduced America to the Picardy Shepherd. The movie producers wanted a dog that looked like a mixed breed mutt, but needed several that looked alike so that production could continue smoothly, thus they decided on this rare purebred dog. It is this breed’s rustic tousled appearance that has fooled many people into thinking “Winn-Dixie” is just a mixed breed.

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Country of Origin: France
roup: Herding

Height: Males, 23-½ to 25-½ inches;

Females 21-½ to 23-½

Weight: 50-70 lb.

Life Expectancy: 13 to 14 years

Recognized Registries:
        and AKC Miscellaneous January 2013