Here Are Some Frequently Asked Questions About Picards

The correct French pronunciation of Berger Picard is bare ZHAY pee CARR

Yes! However, they are considered a LOW shedder: Picards have almost no odor and shed only around twice a year. Thanks to the outer coat's low oil content, their coat repels dirt.

The average weight is between 50 and 70 pounds. The standard for females is 21.5 to 23.5 inches and 23.5 to 25.5 inches for males.

The life expectancy for Picards is 13 to 14 years.

First, make sure that this is the right breed for you. Then search for a reputable breeder. It is common to have to be on a waiting list for a puppy and for the breeder to interview you to make sure that any puppy is a good match for you and your family.

The ears are a show stopper! Picards' ears usually stand up between 8 and 10 weeks of age and make for the cutest looking puppies. They are a distinct character of the breed. The Breed Standard states that that the ears are moderately long at 4 to 5 inches long sitting at 11 and 1 o'clock position on the head.