Briard

Briards are a distinctly large breed with cute, shaggy coats. Despite their copious amount of hair, they are very keen sighted dogs. With great agility, this breed excels in the show ring.

 

Other Names
Berger de Brie
Country of Origin
France
Colour
Briards are typically black and fawn although grey variations are also possible. White markings often feature on the coat as well.
Size
Large
Height / Weight
This breed normally measures between 56 – 68cms and weigh 34 – 39kgs.
Health
Briards are known to be a healthy, sturdy breed. It is important that prospective owners obtain Hip Dysplasia screening certificates before purchasing their pup. Other ailments known include bloat, heart, eye and blood defect issues.
Life Span
10-12 years
Intelligence
Well adjusted Briards are generally obedient. They can display dominant behaviour if not trained from a young age and require patience, consistency with an equal balance of love and firm discipline.
Exercise
Medium
Suitability (Children)
Medium
Feeding

Briard's develop well and can be fed a normal doggy diet.

Feeding Cost
$15-$20 p/w
Other Cost
Excercise
Swimming, running and lots of frequent play are all needed for this high energy hound!
Ailments
Briards are known to be a healthy, sturdy breed. It is important that prospective owners obtain Hip Dysplasia screening certificates before purchasing their pup. Other ailments known include bloat, heart, eye and blood defect issues.
Hair Shed
Little
Grooming

Briards require frequent brushing and combing to reduce shedding. Line-brushing, or brushing each layer of hair upwards, is advised in order to prevent skin conditions. Ears must be kept clean and free of hair with feet pads needing regular trimming as well. 

Grooming Frequency
Daily
Trimming
Occasional
Named after the French region of Brie, the Briard is believed to have originated in France. Used by the French army in combat, this breed assisted in recovering wounded bodies as well as transporting ammunition belts and supplies to the front lines. American soldiers found the Briard to be great dogs and were eventually introduced in America, recognised by the American Kennel Club in 1928.


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