Briard

Briard

The Briard has been running around France for hundreds of years. These dogs have been guards dogs, herding dogs, and even army dogs. They can be a wonderful addition to the family if given enough room to run.

Illustration courtesy of the American Kennel Club

Quick Facts


Height

Male: 23-27in

Female: 22-25.5in

Weight

Male: 70-100lb

Female: 70-90lb

Fun Fact

Briards were used to help find the wounded in France during World War I

About this Breed

The Briard is an ancient breed out of France that has served many roles throughout history. These big guys are believed to have been around since the 8th century, where they have been represented in tapestries. Their original purpose was to defend the farm from wolves and poachers. They became herding dogs after the population boom following the French Revolution. Briards have even served as the official breed of the French Army. These dogs have a lot of energy and require more than just daily walks. Their shaggy coat also requires daily brushings to prevent matting, but they are surprisingly low shedders. Briards can be very independent, which is a trait that can be tackled by early training. These are sensitive dogs that love to be all up in the family business.

Briards on Embark

Explore some Embark dogs that share Briard ancestry.

  • Striker

    Striker

    Purebred

    Dhani

    Dhani

    Purebred

    Odin

    Odin

    Purebred

    Boudu

    Boudu

    Purebred

  • Bravo

    Bravo

    Purebred

    Lincoln

    Lincoln

    Purebred

    Remy

    Remy

    Purebred

    HTCH WTCH-X HC CH Fresco of the Coastline CGC TT RASS Select 2018

    HTCH WTCH-X HC CH Fresco of the Coastline CGC TT RASS Select 2018

    Purebred

Favorite Names

For Males

  1. ben
  2. Boudu
  3. Bravo
  4. Cartier Monzerat Daggar
  5. Cartier Monzerat Kismet
  6. Charlie
  7. Lincoln
  8. Odin
  9. Remy
  10. Striker

For Females

  1. Dhani
  2. Fere Anna du Jardin Borenzi
  3. Giggles
  4. HTCH WTCH-X HC CH Fresco of the Coastline CGC TT RASS Select 2018
  5. Lady Skylar
  6. Tika

Common Locations

  1. Nova Scotia, Canada
  2. Sweden
  3. Tennessee, United States
  4. Gelderland, Nederland
  5. Nederland
  6. Zeeland, Nederland
  7. North Carolina, United States
  8. New Jersey, United States
  9. New York, United States
  10. Ontario, Canada

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