About the Briard

Briards are hardy, muscular dogs who have a well-balanced character. Since the 1990’s, worldwide demand for Briards has risen to unprecedented levels and the breed is now the most widespread French sheepdog.

Briards settle easily into the family home as excellent companions and guard dogs.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

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France
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FCI Group 1, AKC Herding Group
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Large
Avg life expectancy
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Protective / Resilient / Lively / Alert / Even-tempered / Sociable / Confident

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  • Makes a great guard dog
  • Makes a great family dog
  • Requires a lot of grooming