Masquerade Picards - Raising Berger Picards in Southwest Virginia

November 3rd, 2014

Being breeders, we feel it necessary to also help foster/rescue dogs who need homes from shelters.  Since we are currently unable to furnish our home to fosters at this time due to life reasons, we are donating microchips to our local shelter in hopes that if the adopted dog(s) ever get lost again they are quickly returned home.


October 26th, 2014

Idle Du Courant D’Ere (‘Idle’, our French Import) & CH AllStar’s Farrah Fawcett (‘Farrah’) are expecting!

Idle’s OFFA Results: http://www.offa.org/display.html?appnum=1727474#animal
Farrah’s OFFA Results: http://www.offa.org/display.html?appnum=1480262#animal

We have high hopes for this litter.  BORN Nov 16th!

Masquerade Picards reserves first pick of either gender.
All Puppies have deposits on them and are considered spoken for at this time.

Farrah gave birth to 5 big, beautiful, healthy puppies Nov 16, 2015.  2 Girls (1 Fawn/1 Brindle) & 3 Boys (1 Brindle/2 Fawns).  Everyone is very vocal and seems to be thriving.  Puppy pictures to be posted this weekend.

Pictures found here: http://masqueradepicards.com/?p=1044


October 22nd, 2014

I posted updated pictures of the puppies available!

http://masqueradepicards.com/?p=48

 

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September 30th, 2014

Uploaded new pictures!

http://masqueradepicards.com/?p=649


September 26th, 2014

Miss Purple, now Olive, was delivered to her new momma safely yesterday!

Mr Lt Blue is pending pickup next weekend for his new home in TX!

I’m hoping to find a show home for Mr Lime Green or else he might stay here a little longer.
Mr Orange is growing into a beautiful young man, a show prospect or a great pet prospect 🙂

Mr Blue is waiting for his home as well.  He’s still small but losing some of his tiny puppy coat making him look more Picardy every day 🙂


September 19th, 2014

Been a busy week here… Ms Pinky, now Cassidy Belle, is fitting in nicely in her new home.  Mr Green will be flying out tomorrow to his new home where he’ll be training for some performance events….

We’ve named our keeper girl (Lavender), we’re calling her Prada — her registered name to be revealed upon completion of registration.

We have all parts of the UKC registration now so that will be sent in this weekend!  Still waiting on Virginia Tech to return their portion of the AKC document and then I’ll send that in.

A video from this past weekend is available for viewing on our facebook page, follow the feed on the right.


September 15th, 2014

9 Week old Pictures posted, video will be posted tomorrow to our facebook page.

 

http://masqueradepicards.com/?p=541


September 12th, 2014

Just wanted to update, I’m adding it to the page with the litter information….

Digger of Silver Glen was measured at 24.5″ tall & weighed at 54 lbs.

Hoping to measure Farrah this evening.

Also updated the litter’s page with availability.


September 11th, 2014

A little history on the naming convention of the Picards; why this litter is J names.


 

In France, the international breed registry, the Societe Centrale Canine, has particular rules governing the naming of puppies. Each year is assigned a letter and all puppies born that year must be given a name beginning with that letter.The French Berger Picard Club, les Amis du Berger Picard, adheres to these rules and at our first club meeting, the BPCA voted to encourage the continuation of this tradition over here in America as do some of the other French origin breeds, particularly the Picard cousins, Briards and Beaucerons.  Active breeders here in the US follow this historical and traditional naming practice. While this may seem like an odd system, it comes in very handy when studying show results and pedigrees. Since the age of any given dog is obvious by his or her name, it also makes reading prospective litter charts easier.The Alphabetical French canine (and other registered livestock and animals) naming alphabet is composed of 20 letters. The letters K, Q, W, X, Yand Z are not used. The cycle started over in 2005 with the letter A; 2006 was the letter B; and 2007 was the letter C.Remember, this only applies to the formal registered names, excluding the kennel name–prefix or affix, so any dog’s “call” or informal name may be called whatever you wish to use.

 

* In 1973 the French pure bred animal naming system changed letters from W to I. This also created a convenient 20 year naming cycle.

** Prior to 1973, all letters of the Alphabet except ‘Z’,were used in the French naming system for purebred registered animals.

 

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September 9th, 2014

Uploaded 8 week old pictures!

http://masqueradepicards.com/?p=469


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