I have had my name on a waiting lists for a Berger Picard Puppy(girl) since last October. However, in the meantime I am now due to unforseen circumstances looking after long-term my son's Shih tzu cross who is four years old. I have recently had him neutered due to humping, which has now stopped. I have had dogs all my life but they have always been female. My question is should I ask the breeder to change the gender to a male puppy or keep this to a female as I want both puppy and existing dog to get off to a good start together. Many thanks Dene
Berger Picard Breed Maintenance
This breed is basically a low maintenance dog. Because the Berger Picard has a rough coat that is not overly long, he does not easily mat when his coat is being properly groomed. He should be groomed once a week or at the very least once every other week to prevent tangles. Use a pin brush and a metal comb when grooming. Be sure to pay close attention to the hair behind his ears since this area is the most likely to tangle or mat. Hand-strip his ears when needed. He does not need to be bathed often and has a low smell because he has low oil content to this coat. Nails should be trimmed as needed, usually every two to three weeks. His ears need to be checked for dirt and foul odor every week to ensure that no infection has started. His beard should be combed weekly to remove any food particles. A routine dental plan should also be implemented to keep his teeth and gums healthy.