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Briard information
Name Briard
Other names Berger de Brie, Berger Briard
Origin France
Size Type Large Dog Breeds
Breed Group Herding dog breeds (AKC)
Life span 10 - 12  years
Temperament Intelligent, Obedient, Loyal, Faithful, Fearless, Protective
Height Female: 22–26 inches (56–65 cm)
Male: 23–27 inches (58–69 cm)
Weight Female: 22.7–34 kg
Male: 27.2–40.8 kg
Colors Black, Grey, White, Black & Tawny, Black & Gray, Tawny
Puppy Price Average $1000 - $1200 USD
Briard Characteristics
Good with Kids
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Trainability
Shedding
Watchdog Best!
Intelligence
Grooming
Popularity No.125
Adaptability
Hypoallergenic No
Overview
Briard is one of the oldest breed of Nordic, after French brie area named, in early is very famous, it is said that Napoleon and the history of French celebrities have been feeding the dog. The old guard dogs and cattle herding dogs, have very sensitive hearing, have been used for military sentry, messengers and search the wounded. Briard is rich in feeling kind, passionate, smart and brave, loyalty and obedience, kind, for children with patience. A very good memory, keen to please the master. With the protection of master and family genetic instinct. A stranger is a little reserved.
Body type
The Briard can be any of several different solid colors or lighter colors with darker or light ears and face. Briards stand 58 to 69 cm (22 to 27 inches) at the withers. Ear cropping has been common in the breed, although more breeders are leaving the ears in their natural state since ear cropping is becoming illegal in most European countries, including the Briard's land of origin, France. Their long coat requires an extensive amount of grooming. Briards come in a variety from different colors and the ones with lighter colors are often mistaken for haystacks.
Coat
The Briard has a double coat that shows the sheen of good health. The outer coat is coarse, hard and dry and lies flat, failing naturally in long, slightly wavy locks. The hair on the shoulders is generally six inches or more in length. The undercoat is fine and tight all over the body.
Color
All uniform colors, except white, are permitted. These include black, various shades of gray, and various shades of tawny. The deeper shades of each color are the preferred. Combinations of two of these colors are permitted provided there are no marked spots, and that the transition from one color to the other is gradual and symmetrical.
Temperament
He is a dog of heart, with spirit and initiative, wise and fearless with no trace of timidity. Intelligent, easily trained, faithful, gentle, and obedient, the Briard possesses an excellent memory and an ardent desire to please his master. He retains a high degree of his ancestral instinct to guard home and master. Although he is reserved with strangers, he is loving and loyal to those he knows. Some will display a certain independence.
Gait
The well-constructed Briard is a marvel of supple power. His movement has been described as "quicksilver", permitting him to make abrupt turns, springing starts and sudden stops required of the sheepherding dog. His gait is supple and light, almost like that of a large feline. The gait gives the impression that the dog glides along without touching the ground. Strong, flexible movement is essential to the sheepdog. He is above all a trotter, single-tracking, occasionally galloping and he frequently needs to change his speed to accomplish his work. His conformation is harmoniously balanced and strong to sustain him in the long day's work. Dogs with clumsy or inelegant gait must be penalized.
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