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Berger Picard Dogs

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Sword, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. Sword

    Sword Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone on here have experience with Berger Picard dogs? I'm thinking about getting one when my elderly beagle goes to the great rabbit hunt in the sky (not for another year or two, I hope).
    From what I can tell:
    Pros: Cons:
    Energetic and athletic Hard to find in the US
    Easy to train Doesn't bark much (What can I say? I like noisy dogs)
    Not many health problems
    Protective
    Low maintenance coat

    Does anyone here have anything to add to that? I'm mostly wondering about how much of a prey drive they have and how well they do in canine sports like skijoring/bikejoring and carting (recreational only). Anybody know any particularly good breeders?
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2011
  2. carolinagirl58

    carolinagirl58 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Lugoff, SC
    I never heard of them so I googled it....what a cool breed of dog! I can see why you picked them.
     
  3. Orpygal

    Orpygal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Because of Winn Dixie dog right? Pretty rare breed. I think you'd be best to contact a breeder or someone in the club.
     
  4. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Oklahoma
    I think Mother Earth News, or one of the homesteading magazines had an article on them a year or so ago. Sounded like amazing dogs. There were a few breeders of them. I think one was in Missouri??

    Shelly
     
  5. watchdogps

    watchdogps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are neat dogs. Not as big as I thought when I finally saw one in person.
    If you like noisy dogs, you might also look at Icelandic Sheepdogs and Pyrenean Shepherds (thats NOT a great pyr), two other medium sized less common breeds that are also bright and easily trained.
     
  6. Sword

    Sword Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'll have to try and find that article! Do you remember approximately what issue had it? [​IMG]
     
  7. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Quote:I'll have to try and find that article! Do you remember approximately what issue had it? [​IMG]

    I'll look around and see if I can find it. Now that I think about it, I don't think it was MEN, probably another smaller homesteading magazine. I'll let you know!

    Shelly
     
  8. greeneggsandham

    greeneggsandham Chillin' With My Peeps

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