Breed

Berger Picard


AKC Grouping
Herding Group
Temperament
  • loyal
  • good-natured
  • observant

Demeanor
alert and responsive

Choosing the Best Dog Food for an Overweight Berger Picard

This rare French herding dog may benefit from a dog food with controlled portions to maintain a healthy weight and disposition. The Berger Picard is less active today than its ancestors were and as such quality as well as quantity of dog food is key for maintaining optimal health and weight.


Breed

Berger Picard


AKC Grouping
Herding Group
Temperment
  • loyal
  • good-natured
  • observant
Demeanor
alert and responsive

Genetic testing suggests that the Berger Picard shares a lineage with the German Shepherd. Originating in the base of the French Alps, the Berger Picard has a thick coat to endure the frigid and damp climate enveloping the region. First recognized in the late 19th century, the Berger Picard was nearly extinct following the ravages of WWl and WWll. The breed continues to be used by farmers in France for herding and shepherding flocks of sheep. Today, there are fewer than 5,000 registered Berger Picards in Europe and the United States with the overwhelming majority found in France. This loyal breed is exceptionally loyal and does not part well from owners. The Berger Picard is a very versatile breed adapting well to both small city dwellings and large rural farms.


Energy
very active
Grooming
only an occasional bath and brushing
Training
obedient
Shedding
seasonally

Left to their own resources, the Berger Picard most likely survived on a diet of hunting spoils and barn vermin. Today, the Berger Picard is actually quite famous with starring roles in Because of Winn-Dixie and Daniel and the Superdogs. The Berger Picard is equally prized for their performances in the show ring, and on the farm herding sheep and as a beloved family companion. With a tendency towards stubbornness, the Berger Picard needs early training with a firm hand. The Berger Picard requires substantial exercise otherwise rather destructive activities emerge. Today the Berger Picard generally does not have to forage much past the kitchen for a bowl of food. Given their reduced activity levels, compared to their ancestors, the Berger Picard requires carefully controlled portions of quality dog food.


Spot & Tango is a family run and family operated organisation. When you buy our dog food, we like to consider you a part of our extended family. As a family, we desire the very best food for your Berger Picard so that they can have the very best chance at a long, healthy, and happy life. Lots of commercial dog foods have lots of fillers and ingredients that are not particularly beneficial for a Berger Picard's diet. Sometimes, that low quality can add to a Berger Picard being obese. We use nothing but the very best ingredients: human grade food made up of pure meat, veggies, and fruits. We guarantee that none of our food contains gluten, wheat, soy, or artificial flavors.


At Spot & Tango, we have come up with human-grade food that is USDA, animal nutritionist, and veterinarian approved. It is also specially designed to ensure that the health of the Berger Picard is factored in. We ensure that our food is low in fat and calorie content while high in protein. This helps an overweight Berger Picard lose weight while still getting all of the necessary vitamins and nutrients it needs. It also helps the Berger Picard sustain their appetite while keeping the dog fit and in perfect health. We have meal plans that can help serve the unique needs of your overweight Berger Picard. We purchase locally-sourced and human-grade food that is prepared in our USDA-approved kitchen. We are dedicated to providing quality food that will leave your Berger Picard healthy and happy. Take our quiz today, and find your dog's perfect plan. Spot & Tango ensures that your dog's nutritional needs are fully met by recommending a plan based on your dog’s unique profile.