Welcome to Capstone!
The Berger Picard (or Picardy Shepherd) is a delightfully scruffy and rustic looking, little known
but very old French herding dog. Sadly, their numbers were decimated during the two World Wars and
the Berger Picard almost diappeared completely.
Capstone Berger Picards is a small breeder committed to carefully restoring, while preserving the
the qualities of this magnificent and versatile breed. We are located just west of Ottawa, Ontario,
Canada. Our dogs are thoroughly health tested, and the results of their tests are publicly recorded
and available in the OFA database. Good health as well as stable temperaments and character are
equally important to the correct conformation and working ability of these dogs and we believe one aspect
should not be sacrificed for another.
Our dogs enjoy many successes in the CKC, FCC, and UKC conformation rings as well as a variety of performance
activities. We love the UKC Total Dog philosophy, and feel this produces a happy, well rounded,
properly socialized canine companion. We encourage our future puppy homes to work with their dog, be it through
conformation, herding, rally-o, obedience, agility, nosework, therapy work, lure coursing, disc, or any
other mutually enjoyable activity.
Our dogs are registered with the CKC, AKC, and UKC registries. The health and well being of our dogs
comes first and foremost, and our breedings are carefully planned. We may occasionally have puppies
available, and although we prefer to place our pups in performance or show homes, all inquiries will be
Our first Berger Picard...
Ekeko de la Vallee D'Ottawa
This is Ekeko when he was 9 weeks old. His delightful personality and good natured sense of humour
are what started us on this wonderful adventure. He is truly my heart dog; the first dog that I have
ever had that has made me feel so passionate about a particular breed, and the reason why I decided
I wanted to be involved in trying to help protect and restore this incredible breed.
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