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Briard

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Dog Breed Group
Herding Dogs 
Origin of Breed
France 
Life Expectancy
10 -12 Years 
Color
Solid black, or with white hairs scattered through black coat; fawn in all shades. 
Coat
Long and slightly wavy, and dry to the touch, with a fine, dense undercoat. 
Exercise Needs
He does not need as much exercise as some of the herding breeds, but he still needs the opportunity to stretch, have daily walks 
Temperament
Lively, protective 
Good with Children
A good family dog and companion for children if socialized from a young puppy. He may try to herd younger children. 
Grooming Needs
Regularly brushing of the coat to keep it clean and mat free. 
Average Size - Male (in)
23 - 27 
Average Size - Female (in)
22 - 25.5 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
75 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
75 
Health Issues
Occasionally progressive retinal atrophy, hip dysplasia..v
Living Conditions
A home with a fenced yard is essential. He is not suited for a cramped environment nor to be left along for long periods of time 

Breed Description

The Briard is a big-hearted, gentle loving dog. He is totally devoted and loyal to his owners and will guard him with his life. Intelligent and easy to train, the Briard makes and a wonderful family pet and excellent watchdog. His herding instincts are strong and it would be wise to give him plenty of space

Breed Infobits

The Briard has retained its ancient shepherding and herding skills.
The Briard was used as a sentry dog using World War I.

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