Berger Picard Health
The overall health of the Picard continues to unfold in the Americas. As a relatively new and rare breed, we are just beginning to collect data and anecdotal histories to piece together a clear picture of heath issues in our beloved breed.
Some of the serious health issues include:
Other issues include:
Your breeder should be able to show that they have done testing for diseases known to be heritable (primarily eye, cardiac and joint diseases) and give you a family health history.
Some diseases are known to be genetic, and many are probably a combination of genetic predisposition and environment. Most of these diseases are being heavily researched, and the Berger Picard supports such research in several ways.
BPCA uses the OFA Site to document/promote the health and welfare of Berger Picards.
You can donate online for continued health research for the Berger Picard here: