Club News

2022 National and Elevage

2022 Élevage, National Specialty & Herding Trial — Life On The Farm
Our Herding Trial, Élevage and National Specialty will be held Tuesday, September 6, through Friday, September 9, before the weekend Des Moines Kennel Club all-breed shows. The artwork for the 2022 Herding Trial, Élevage and National Specialty is spectacular! Special thanks to artist and Picard owner, Kami Lanigan! Prints, garden flags and logo wear are available to order now.

The Berger Picard Club of America will proudly hold our fourth French Élevage style evaluations as part of our 2022 National Specialty – Assemblée Wednesday, September 7, through Friday,
September 9, 2022.

Herding Trial: September 6, 2022
Elevage: September 7-9, 2022
ATTS: September 7, 2022
National Specialty: September 9, 2022


If sending your forms and payments via snail mail that the corrected mailing address is listed below and is now reflected in the attached updated 2022 Elevage and National Specialty form.

Janice Billingsley
7413 Columbus Drive
Amarillo TX 79118 

Berger Picard Club of America National Specialty 2020 & 2021

Host Hotel Information Holiday Inn Lansdale-Hatfield 1750 Sumneytown Pike Kulpsville, Pennsylvania 215-368-3800 $140 Room Rate, which includes the daily breakfast buffet, a pet fee of $25 per night (no limit on dogs in the room) and the $25 nonrefundable pet deposit. For reservations, please use the Berger Picard Dog Group or Group Code BPT.

The Berger Picard Club of America is looking forward to seeing everyone October 7th and 8th in Wrightstown, Pennsylvania, at the Middletown Grange Fairgrounds for the 2020 and 2021 BPCA National Specialties being held in conjunction with the Hatboro Dog Shows! The 2020 National Specialty on Thursday will be dedicated to the memory of Elizabeth (Betsy) Richards.

Host Hotel is the Holiday Inn Lansdale-Hatfield in Kulpsville, Pennsylvania. The BPCA annual meeting will be held Thursday night, October 7, 2021, with the exact time and location to be determined.

The Judges Dinner and Auction will be at the Host Hotel on Friday night, October 8, 2021. A cocktail hour is planned from 6-7 pm, followed by the Judges Dinner. More information is coming! Please contact either Judy Thompson (610) 334-6397 or Diane Cocos (414) 659-1549 with any questions.

Join us for the Silent Auction and Live Auction at the National Specialty annual dinner. Auction items feature Picard pieces you rarely find, and these events raise important funds for health and research funds. Please contact Nancy Draper and let her know if you have an item to offer, 402.521.1086 or

WED, OCTOBER 6, 2021
Morris and Essex Kennel Club
All-Breed Show

Supported Entry
Somerset, New Jersey
Linda Robey
Breed Judge
MB-F, Inc.
Hatboro Kennel Club
All-Breed Show

Wrightstown, Pennsylvania
Jimmy Moses
Breed Judge
2020 National Specialty
Nancy Russell,
James A. Moses, Breed Judge
Annual Meeting
Holiday Inn Lansdale-Hatfield
Jim Rau Dog Shows, Ltd.
FRI, OCTOBER 8, 2021
Hatboro Kennel Club
All-Breed Show

Wrightstown, Pennsylvania
Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine
Breed Judge
2021 National Specialty
Terry M. DePietro,
Breed Judge & Juniors
Kent Meyer,
Jim Rau Dog Shows, Ltd.
Judges Dinner &
Holiday Inn
SAT, OCTOBER 9, 2021
Devon Kennel Club
All-Breed Dog Show

Ludwigs Corner,
Breed Judge
MB-F, Inc.

Berger Picard Club Of America 2020 National Update

Date: Friday, October 2, 2020

Location: Wrightstown, Pennsylvania in conjunction with the Hatboro Kennel Clubshow.

Time: 11:00-12:00 Annual General Membership Meeting, BPCA hospitality tent 12:30-1:00 Start time for BPCA sweepstakes

Start time for the judging of the classes leading up to the BPCA selection of Best In National will commence upon the completion of the Hatboro Kennel Club’s Herding Group judging or after BIS if a Picard wins the Herding Group.

Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020

Cocktail Hour: 5:00-6:00 Bar at the host hotel, Best Western Plus, Bensalem, PABPCA Judges Dinner & Auction: 6:00 PM at the host hotel.

Limited availability of rooms left at the host hotel, other pet-friendly hotels in the immediate area.

*The Berger Picard Club Of America 2020 National is being dedicated to our beloved founding president Betsy Gilardi Richards.

BPCA National Specialty Oct 2020

Hello Everyone,

The following information pertaining to the 2020 Berger Picard Club of America National is now available. Please check back from time to time as additional information will be added.

Date: Sunday October 4, 2020
Berger Picard Club Of America (BPCA)
National Show Site and Host Hotel:
Best Western Plus Bensalem, Pennsylvania
3499 Street Road Bensalem, PA 19020
Phone: 215-638-1500

When calling the hotel ask for the block of rooms for Berger Picard Club. You may need to spell the name of the club. They will probably pronounce it “burger.” Our room block is for October 2-5, 2020 (departing on the 5th).

For those of you that may want to extend the time/dates and make that your base hotel for all the shows that week, talk to the hotel they may be able to work with you. Our room block closes on August 20, 2020. The rooms are $91.00 a night plus tax. The judge for this year’s National is Mrs. Terry M. DePietro. The judge for the sweepstakes is Ms. Leigh Ann Yandle.

For those of you that are interested and want to do some performance activities with your dogs we are presently looking at other shows in the area during the same time frame. It presently looks like there’s a possibility of doing some Fast Cat, obedience and agility at some of the other shows. There’s also a possibility of ATT testing. We are trying to find a herding facility close by that may be doing something during the same time frame. Although the BPCA cannot sponsor/pay to hold each of these events for this year we would like to and be willing to provide rosettes for the highest scoring Berger Picard at each one of these potential events (Fast Cat, Agility and Obedience).

Within the next few weeks my co-chair, Diane Cocos, and I will be emailing or calling the people that sponsored specific trophies for last year‘s National to see if they want to sponsor those trophies again this year. We will then post a list of trophies that still need sponsors including people who want to donate towards the rosettes for performance activities.

This is going to be a very expensive National this year due to some of the things that were requested by the membership such as an indoor facility, with close proximity to the other shows being held that week. So, if anyone would like to donate some extra money towards the National it would be greatly appreciated. It could be done either through PayPal or a check sent to the Club Treasure, Janice Billingsley, at 7413 Columbus Dr., Amarillo, TX 79118. If you want to send money for the National please indicate that it is for the National.

We are also trying to come up with some additional fundraisers to help cover the cost. This information will be posted at a later time. We are hoping to be able to do “Decorate a Berger Picard” again this year so they can be auctioned off at the judge’s dinner that Sunday night. More information will be posted at a later time pertaining to the details of the judge’s dinner.

Jim Rau Dog Shows will be our show superintendent this year. Contracts are being finished and signed. We will post a message as soon as our National is listed on the Rau and Info Dog websites. This year all entries will either have to be completed online or mailed to the Jim Rau Dog Show address. For those of you that are interested the four local shows that precede our National are as follows:

  • 1. 09/30/20 Hatboro Dog Club, Inc. at Wrightstown, PA
  • 2. 10/01/20 Morris and Essex Kennel Club at Somerset, NJ
  • 3. 10/02/20 Hatboro Dog Club, Inc. at Wrightstown, PA
  • 4. 10/03/20 Devon Dog Association, Inc. at Ludwig’s Corner, PA

A local member is presently working on a planner list which contains names, addresses, and phone numbers of other hotels in the general vicinity of where the National is being held. Also included will be a list of local restaurants. We are also trying to locate the closest RV park and servicing facility.

Your Chair for the BPCA National auction committee is:
Nancy Draper

Your two co-chairs for the BPCA National are:
Diane Cocos
Judy Hoover-Thompson

Your Treasurer for the BPCA National is:
Janice Billingsley
Snail Mail: 7413 Columbus Drive Amarillo, TX 79118

Thank you,
Judy Thompson

2019 National Specialty


Congratulations to this years  Best of Breed winner!

Bayouland’s A Lit Dirt on the Diamond

Owner: Yvette Leblanc   Breeder: Owner and John Braun

Herding Trial



Dock Diving
Fern- Earning her Dock Junior Advanced (DJA) title
Owner: Jennifer Cannon
Junior Showmanship
Best Junior Handler-Skyelar Williams from the Master Class
Canine Good Citizenship and Trick Dog Titles
Congratulations to the dogs earning their CGC and Trick Dog titles.  There are 17 new CGC titles, and 18 new TKN and 2 new TKI titles earned.  While not all titles were earned by Berger Picards, the majority were. (evaluator Denise Williams)
Barn Hunt
11 Picards Participated
4 Qs
Ooo La La/Heather Ferrier – Instinct
Roger/Emily Wright – Novice – New Title RATN
Nova/Jenn Cannon – Open
Peanut/Daniel – 2 Master

2018 National Specialty and Élevage

Élevage & National Specialty 2018

Congratulations to Sketchbook Moonshadow!!!

Winners Bitch, Best of Winners, Best of Breed!!!

Bred by: Liz Hansen & Grace Freeman

Owned by: Nancy Draper, Lisa Lopez and Liz Hansen.

Premium List:

Entry Form: 2018 BPCA National Specialty Entry Form

All the details can be found in the Club newsletter

The officers of the Berger Picard Club of America dedicate this show to the memory of longtime and supporting club member Maryse Dunn


Friday, Saturday & Sunday, September 28-30th

Rally & Obedience Trial
Monroe, Michigan
Also Saturday & Sunday Supported Conformation Shows
Saturday & Sunday September 29-30
Herding Trial
Sheepsmith Farm 6465 Hinchey Rd, Pinckney, MI 48169

All following events will be held at Fulton County Fairgrounds in Wauseon, Ohio (near Toledo)

Monday, October 1

8 am Tracking Seminar (with Briard Club)
8 am Barn Hunt Seminar – Emily Wright
Please visit for a premium/sign up form.
10 am BPCA Board meeting
Early afternoon Judges Education for Breeders OPEN TO ALL
Training and evaluation for judges education presenters and mentors immediately following for VOTING MEMBERS ONLY

Late afternoon Annual General Meeting- Host Hotel
After AGM Wine and Cheese Social at Host hotel

Tuesday, October 2

Sales Arena building at Fairgrounds
9 am American Temperament Testing
Dogs MUST be 18 months of age.  Cost $30.
Sign up & schedule with Google docs. Pay online or at the door.
For more information click here:
8am-4pm Elevage evaluations (1-hour break at noon)
Evaluator-Alain Pécoult
The Briard Club of America is offering Farm Dog Certification on Tuesday, Oct. 2 & Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the fairgrounds where we are holding our National. Open to all breeds.
You can learn about the FDC at this AKC link:
TBA Evening Handling Seminar-Billie E. Green
TBA Grooming Seminar-Valerie Black

Wednesday, October 3

Sales Arena building at Fairgrounds
8am-4pm Elevagé evaluations (1-hour break at noon)
Evaluator-Alain Pécoult
TBA Evening Health Presentation- Regenerative Medicine-What is the Newest Option! -Dr. Jim Bridge, DVM, BPCA Health Director
The Briard club has invited the BPCA to join them for a Bonfire (with S’mores)

Thursday, October 4

Spangler Arena at Fairgrounds
8 am Selections-Alain Pécoult
CGC/CGCA testing-Leanne Chase
B-B-Que lunch with the Briard Club at Noon
1 pm
Judge Krista Hansen
4-6 month Beginner Puppy competition
Veteran and Puppy Sweepstakes Classes
Junior Showmanship
Dinner for Judges at Barn Restaurant at Sauder Village
Buffet-All You Can Eat American Food

Friday, October 5

Spangler Arena at Fairgrounds
9 am National Specialty, immediately following group photo
7:30 pm Judges dinner-Sullivan’s restaurant.  SOLD OUT !!


2017 National Specialty

Berger Picard Club of America 

Southern Comfort 

National Specialty

Raleigh, North Carolina 

Sunday Sept 3, 2017

Sweeps Judge Cynthia Stansell

Monday Sept 4, 2017

Specialty Judge Harry “Butch” Schulman 

Congratulations to the 2017 BPCA National Specialty winner!
Shown by Best Junior Handler, Billie Green,
Owner: Deanna Donohue & Billy Rodriguez & Yvette Leblanc         Breeder: Deanna Donohue & Richard Donohue

For all results:

To see or order pictures for specialty and other shows:

Amanda Torres Photography

Premium list is found here:

Or for more information click on our recent newsletter:

2016 National Specialty


2016 National Specialty Poster

2016 National Specialty and Sweepstakes

AKC Event No.  2016710903

Sunday, Oct 9, 2016
Dog Training Center of Chester County
880 Springdale Drive Suite 100
Exton, PA

Specialty Judge: Jacqueline Stacy
Sweepstakes Judge: Meg Weitz









GCH SKETCHBOOK I’VE GOT EWE BABE CM. DN375823/02. 4-20-2013. Breeder: Liz Hansen. By Sketchbook Gilligan – Mava de la Vallee du Mouton. Owners: Don & Pat Coller, Liz Hansen, Melissa Hughes, P.O. Box 208, Pendleton, IN  46064. (Eileen Hackett 3845, Agent)

Marked Catalog: bpcacatalognational2016marked-3-1

Premium List: BPCAPremiumList2016 FINAL

Fillable Entry Form: 2016-BPCA-National-Specialty-Entry-Form Final
Just fill in, print, sign and email to Leanne.

Judging program: 2016bpcajudgingschedulenationalfinal

Judging starts at 11:00 AM

Show Chair/Secretary:
Leanne Chase
12626 SW 160th Street, Rose Hill, KS 67133
Cell: 316-650-8463

ENTRIES CLOSE 8:00 PM EST Monday, September 26, 2016

Our Specialty follows the Hatboro Shows on Thursday and Friday, Oct 6 & 7 and the Devon Dog Club Show on Saturday, Oct 8. Supported entries at the Devon Dog Club show.

Specialty Hotel
Hampton Inn
4 N Pottstown Pike
Exton PA

Schedule of Events

Thursday 10/06/16 Hatboro Dog Club, Inc.

Friday 10/7/2016 Hatboro Dog Club, Inc.

Saturday 10/8/2016 Devon Dog Show Association, Inc.

Saturday 10/8/2016 1:00 PM

The following workshops will be offered at the Specialty Show Site BEFORE the Annual Meeting:
Wicket Workshop
Show Grooming Your Picard
Handling Tips
Breeder Education Presentation

DNA Collection with Liz Hansen, as scheduling allows

Pizza Dinner during Annual Meeting provided by the BPCA Board of Directors with Rescue Auction.

Sunday 10/9/2016 4th Annual Berger Picard Specialty

Show 8:00 AM Judges’ Education at the Specialty Show Site (This event is for Judges only. Please be prepared to sign in with your Judge’s number in advance as seating is limited.)

11:00 AM Judging begins Sweepstakes to be followed by Regular Conformation Classes after a short break.

2:00 until 4:00 PM CGC Evaluations by Leanne Chase (Evaluator No. 84556)

Sign up all day Saturday & before judging begins, $10

Judges Dinner— Ship Inn 6:00—7:00 Cocktails 7:00—8:00 Dinner

Dinner needs to be pre-paid with the order form contained in this premium list.

Remember Monday is Columbus Day and a National Holiday. Please consider staying for the Judge’s Dinner and listening to the thoughts on the breed provided by our Specialty and Sweeps Judges.

Pay Entry Fees Here:

Entry fees

Pay for Dinners Here:

Judge’s Dinner 2016

2016_away_we_go_bpca_national_specialty_tshirtDon’t forget to order your Specialty T-Shirt, Mugs and other items at the Club’s Boutique!

Elevage Book 2014 For Sale!

2014 Elevage BookThe 2014 Élevage Book has been published!

The Élevage Book contains histories of the breed in France, the United States and Canada. Plus evaluations, pedigrees and health results of all dogs judged by Jan deGids at the 2014 American Élevage.

$31 with shipping and handling (to the United States) included. Of course, you can pay with Paypal! Add $15 for shipping to Europe.

OR Click here:

2010 Elevage Book

You can also purchase the 2010 Élevage Book from our American Elevage in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky.


OR  Click here: