Briard

  • Size

    Large
  • Height

    Males – 15.5 to 18 inches at the withers, Females – 14 to 16.5 inches at the withers
  • Weight

    25 to 35 pounds
  • Coat

    Long
  • Color

    Black, gray and tawny
  • Energy

    Medium
  • Activities

    Herding, Police and Military Work, Search and Rescue, Conformation
  • Indoor/Outdoor

    Both

For centuries, the brave, loyal Briard guarded and herded sheep in rural France. This large, muscular breed has a strong protective instinct and an excellent memory. Briards can be willful but also are trainable and eager to please. The breed has a distinctive appearance with his bushy eyebrows, shaggy beard and luxurious wavy coat. The Briard needs extensive grooming, including daily brushing, to prevent matting.

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