Masquerade Picards - Raising Berger Picards in Southwest Virginia

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.

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.



September 9th, 2014

Uploaded 8 week old pictures!

September 3rd, 2014

The puppies will be ready this weekend! my how time flies


It looks like we’ll still have a few available in this litter, if you’re interested please free to give us a call (276-620-2138) or email us (, we’re happy to talk about our dogs.

September 2nd, 2014

More pictures posted!


Also, video added to our facebook page

August 22nd, 2014

I have labelled pictures of who’s who on the last news post/picture dump… how was your guessing?

August 20th, 2014

picture dump! 5- weeks

They are chipped so collars got removed for safety… can you pick out who’s who now?  When I get a moment to sort them you can see if you guessed right 🙂

August 11th, 2014

Digger & Farrah both have their CHIC numbers listed with OFFA!

Digger’s also eye report has been updated as of last month – still clear at 6yrs old!

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