Other names: Berger de Brie, Berger Briard
Country of origin: France
Size Type: Large Breed Dogs
Group: Herding dog breeds
Life span: 10 – 12 years
Temperament: Intelligent, Obedient, Loyal, Loyal, Fearless, Protective
Height: Females: 56-65 cm; Males: 58-69 cm
Weight: Females: 22.7–34 kg; Males: 27.2–40.8 kg
Color: Black, gray, white, black and dark yellow, black and gray, dark yellow
Price of puppies: $1,400 and $3,000 USD
The Briard is one of the oldest Nordic dog breeds. It is named after the French region of Brie, known since the Middle Ages, history mentions that during the French celebrations, Napoleon fed dogs of this breed. This breed has long been used as a watchdog, shepherd; possesses very sensitive hearing, it was also used for guard duty, delivering messages, and finding the wounded. Briard is a very kind, ardent, intelligent and brave, loyal and devoted dog, especially kind and patient with children. Has a good memory, a desire to please the owner. Tries to protect the owner, has a developed family instinct. A little wary with strangers.
This is a very warm dog, with a soul, endowed with initiative, wisdom, fearlessness, without the slightest trace of timidity. Intelligent, easily trained, loyal, kind, and loyal, Briards demonstrate an excellent memory and an enduring drive to please their master. Dogs of this breed show a high level of ancient instinct to protect the home and owner. Although they are quite reserved with strangers, Briards are loving and affectionate with those they know. Some show limited independence.