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Breed: Briard:

  • The Briard is a member of the Herding Group.
  • They started off as a guard dog for nomadic sheep.
  • The Briard originally came from France.
  • They have a rugged appearance, yet one that is still slightly daper.
  • They grow to be about 22-27 inches high at the withers.
  • Briards typically weigh between 75 and 85 pounds.
  • They have a long wavy coat that is either black, slate grey, or shades of fawn.
  • The Briard needs regular grooming and brushing.
  • They have double hind dew-claws that should not be removed.
  • Lots of exercise is required. The Briard can play rough which might be too much for toddlers, but they are fine for older children.
  • The owner of a Briard must have determination and patience to train one.
  • Briards are lively, playful, and intelligent.

Briard