Category: Herding Dogs
Facts about Berger Picard Dog, "Scientific name for Berger Picard Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". Berger Picard is a dog breed that hails from France and it belongs to the herding collection of breeds. The Berger Picard Dogs almost turned out to be extinct after both the First World War and the Second World War and currently, it remains to be a rare dog breed. The Berger Picard Dog breed is people-leaning, faithful, and can be an ideal family pet if appropriately socialized in its early life. Similar to any dog breed, the Berger Picard dog breed is not for everybody, and much consideration must be dedicated to choosing the exact dog. As more puppies of the Berger Picard Dog breed are imported from France and other worldwide countries into the United States, it is vital that owners and upcoming dog breeders stay responsible and they will decide the fate of the Berger Picard Dog breed in America. The American Berger Picard Club was created during 2006 to assist to promote and defend the Berger Picard Dog breed.
The Berger Picard Dog breed is an average-sized, well-built dog, which is slightly taller with a tangled hair yet elegant look. Usually, the male Berger Picard Dogs are taller than the females, with the height that ranges from 23 1/2 inches to 25 1/2 inches (55 cm to 66 cm), whereas the female dogs will grow to a maximum height between 21 1/2 inches and 23 1/2 inches (55 cm and 60 cm). Both male and female Berger Picard Dogs have more or less equal body weight that ranges from 50 lbs to 70 lbs (23 kg to 32 kg).
The ears of the Berger Picard dog are naturally vertical, high-set and fairly wide at the base. They have thick eyebrows, but they do not guard their dark open eyes. The Berger Picard Dogs are celebrated for their grin. Normally, their tail reaches to the hock naturally and they have a slight J-shaped curve at their tail tip. The coat of the Berger Picard Dog breed is weather-proof and it is harsh and brittle to the touch, not very long with a nominal undercoat. These dogs come in two coat colors, such as brindle and fawn, with an assortment of shade variations.
The attributes of the Berger Picard Dog comprise a lively, clever character and an assertive and sensitive nature that responds swiftly to compliance training. Generally, the Berger Picard Dogs are careless and calm, but they are recognized for having an obstinate streak and being aloof towards unfamiliar people. They need lots of socialization during the initial two years of their lives.
The Berger Picard dogs are active and hard working, attentive, faithful and sweet-raged with kids. They will be happy when they have a work to do. The Berger Picard Dog have a defensive nature, as well, making them good protector dogs. However, they are not extreme barkers, but they are disreputably picky eaters, and it may be hard to decide on a diet that the Berger Picard Dogs will agree on.
The Berger Picard breed has a strong sense of funniness, as well, making them an appealing companion, and they persist to be used very efficiently as both cattle and sheep herder in their local land and in other places.
Berger Picard Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 and they will pant a lot.
A Berger Picard Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
Similar to many herding dog breeds, the Berger Picard dog breeds need human companionship. As they can be affectionate to their owners and excited friends towards other creatures, formal compliance training and an abundance of positive socialization is required. The Berger Picard Dog breed is athletic, faithful and filled with a longing to work for a longer period, and it excels in any work as long as eagerness and praise is a part of the job.
The average lifespan of the Berger Picard dog ranges from 12 years to 13 years.
The number one heath problems amongst Berger Picard Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Berger Picard Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult dogs they have 42 teeth. Female Berger Picard Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Berger Picard Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month. Female Berger Picard Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born
A Berger Picard Dogs can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
Only humans and dogs have prostates, But a dog doesn't have an appendix. Berger Picard Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people.
Berger Picard Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. A Berger Picard Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Berger Picard Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a Berger Picard Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A Berger Picard Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants).
all Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
Berger Picard Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
A Berger Picard Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Berger Picard Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the dogs eye protected and moist. Berger Picard Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.