Rebuilding the Breed
Les Amis du Berger Picard
The Club Les Amis du Berger Picard, the French Parent club for the Berger Picard, obtained definitive recognition in 1959 and a new breed standard was approved by the Société Centrale Canine in 1964. Mr. Jacques Sénécat became the main champion for the breed over the next three decades. He was club president for over 30 years and published the book, “Le Berger Picard d’hier et d’aujourd’hui “ in 1979.
The present FCI standard was drawn up in 2008 by the current president of the club, Mr. J.C. Larive and his committee, in collaboration with Mr. R. Triquet.
The Les Amis du Berger Picard has continued to grow as a breed club and now has over 250 members with representatives all over the world. Other European countries now have breed clubs including Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany. Picard breeders are also located in Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Great Britain, the Czech Republic, Canada and the United States.