This rustic dog is rarely sick. However, it is recommended that breeding dogs be tested for hips and elbows dysplasia at the age of two. Our dogs have obtained their OFA or PennHip certificate showing they are free of dysplasia. They should also obtain a CERF of OFA certificate showing that their eyes have been examined by an ophthalmologist veterinarian. Don’t hesitate to ask your breeder to see those certificates before applying for a puppy.
This breed requires minimal grooming. All they need is to be brush once every week and bath occasionally only when needed.
Their coat is almost self-cleaning! Berger Picard doesn’t shed a lot but in shedding period, the use of a rake is recommended.