Breed History / Description

This long coated sheep herd and guard dog originates in the province of Brie in France. The breed shares some common ancestry with its short coated 'cousin' the Beauceron and references to the breed can be found in 14th century legends. The Briard was exhibited at the very first dog show in France in 1863 and gained official recognition in 1897. Briards was used in both World Wars by the French army as pack dogs, accompanying search parties looking for wounded soldiers.The Briard is part of the Pastoral breed group 


Very intelligent, gay and lively. 


Fearless, with no trace of timidity or aggressiveness

Club, K., 2018. The Kennel Club's Breed Standards. 5th ed. London SW1V 2SA: Ebury Press.

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