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Briard


Overview

The Briard has been called “a heart of gold wrapped in fur”, and it is a telling description. The loyal, dependable Briard is incredibly devoted and attached to its family. If you go on vacation, your Briard may cry for long amounts of time; but don’t worry, their jubilation at your arrival will melt your heart. They dote on children, and are eager to please. They should be socialized from a young age in order to lessen their suspicions of other humans and animals, allowing them to become the happy, gentle dogs they are intended to be.  

Adult Size

  • Huge
  • Large

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Little
  • Sheds Nearly Not at All

Appropriate Environment

  • Apartment
  • Fenced In Yard
  • House
  • Invisible Fenced Yard

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Doesn’t Like Being Left Alone

Breed Group

  • Herding Group

Coat Length

  • Long Coat

Coat Quality

  • Double Coat
  • Rough Coat
  • Wavy Coat

Colors

  • Black
  • Gray
  • Tan
  • White

Drools

  • Drools Occasionally

Energy Level

  • Energetic
  • Highly Energetic

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Lots of Exercise
  • Needs Regular Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 21-23″
  • 24-26″

Full Grown Weight

  • 71-75lbs
  • 76-80lbs
  • 80-90lbs
  • 91-100lbs

General Health

  • Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Good Dog for Your First Dog

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Can Manage in Cold Weather
  • Tolerates Cold Weather Well

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Doesn’t Do Well in Hot Weather

Good With Children?

Grooming

Intelligence

Personality

Playfulness

Recommended OFA Tests

Social Behavior with Dogs

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