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Overview of Briard



Briard dog breed is Pure breed Large in size. Fur of Briard is Long and slightly wavy. . Basic origin of Briard is France. Briard is Good With Children and Good With Other Animals and Easiest to train, Briard is commonly Protective, Obedient, Loyal, Faithful, Fearless, Intelligent. The Briard is a very loyal and protective breed, and is sometimes called 'a heart of gold wrapped in fur'. Once they have bonded to their family members, they will be very protective. They can be aloof with strangers - new introductions should be on the dog's terms, including furniture or the addition of a new baby into the household. They require showing that the new intrusion is friendly and free of conflict. They must be taught that it is a good thing and not harmful. They have proven to be a very good breed to have around children of all ages. Indeed, these dogs rapidly develop an affection to their owners. They are really emotional, capable of crying for a long time after their owners' departure and celebrate their return in a very enthusiastic way.It is also important that the Briard be introduced to several different individuals of all ages and in all types of situations. Socialization starting at a very young age is mandatory. Briards should be walked as often as possible, to many different places, and they will develop into a well rounded animal. Pet stores, city parks and malls are a good place to start.
Briard is available in tawny, black or gray Colors.

Height and weight of Briard

Adult Male of Briard is about 30–40 kg and adult female of Briard is about 25–35 kg in Weight.
Height of Briard is commonly 61–69 cm (24–27 in).

Common Health Issues of Briard


Briard has tendency to suffer from congenital Stationary Night Blindness  

Appearance of Briard

The breed characteristics of the Briard, are of a medium-sized, rugged, agile dog, having harsh coat and double dewclaws mounted low on each rear leg, resembling additional toes. Each double dew claw should have bone substance and nail, giving the appearance of a wider rear foot. Bred for centuries to herd, the additional digits on each rear foot give the Briard the ability of pivoting on one foot for quick turns and complete turn-arounds, which are necessary when herding and guarding their flocks. Throughout history, the Briard has retained an appropriate balance of size and build that is required for both herding and protection of their flocks. They are not too large to tire during herding yet large enough to fend off predators such as fox and wolves.

Working Class of Briard

Basically Briard is Herding dog but is also used as Watch and Companion and Guard dog.

Training of Briard

Briard is easy to train.  It learns basic commands such as sit, stay, come easily. Behavior training is also very important for your Briard.  Behavior training prevents and or corrects bad habits of your puppy or dog. Behavior and basic commands training for your Briard should must on these lines. Do not get impatient. You will probably have to repeat the command many times. Never use negative reinforcement. Do not call your dog to come to you for punishment because this will teach your dog not to come on command. Be sure to keep any frustration out of the tone of your voice. If you feel yourself becoming frustrated, take a break. Your dog can sense this and will start to associate training with your unhappiness. You cannot hide your frustration from a dog. You cannot pretend. Dogs can feel human emotion, so stay relaxed, firm and confident.

Exercise and Fitness of Briard

Daily exercise for your Briard is important, dogs are living with human since thousands of years, wild dogs have challenges to survive so they work daily to find food, save food and themselves from other animals but companion dogs have nothing to do, they have ready food and couch to sit, which may affect their health, habits and activity.
Your Briard is recommended Running,Walking regular according to its breed specific exercise requirements.

Behavior of Briard with children and other pets

They have proven to be a very good breed to have around children of all ages. Indeed, these dogs rapidly develop an affection to their owners.

Special instructions related to your Briard

They require showing that the new intrusion is friendly and free of conflict. They must be taught that it is a good thing and not harmful.

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