Origin of the Berger Picard

The name Berger de Picardie, like the dog breed itself, comes from French and can be translated as “Picardie Shepherd Dog”.

The Picardy region is located in northern France and is believed to be the home of the dog breed named after it. However, it is rather unlikely that she came solely from this area. Strong, medium-sized dogs with rough, dense coats have been widespread throughout northwestern Europe for a very long time.

The Berger Picard is originally there to help with herding sheep and cattle, as well as with cattle driving. He is also used as a guard dog. That explains his protective nature.

The Berger Picard was first mentioned by name in 1898. However, the breed was only recognized independently at the end of the 19th or beginning of the 20th century. In 1925, it was officially classified as a herding dog breed.

Mary Allen

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