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The Berger Picard is generally a healthy breed, thanks, in part, to a lack of overbreeding. There are currently fewer than 5,000 Picards worldwide. Unfortunately, due to those low numbers, some issues have not been well documented. While not necessarily common, some of the issues encountered are in the eyes, hips, the reproductive system and digestive system. On average, we see about the same percentage of issues in the breed as in all dogs in general, including cancers..

A balance should be maintained between keeping genetic diversity necessary for the survival of the breed and producing healthy specimens. For more information on the frequency of specific health issues, to go to the links below to see the OFA health survey results and also the verified health tests of the breed in OFA database.