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Briard Info

Briard Breed Information

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Lifespan: 10-12 years Height: 22-27" Shedding: Moderate Litter Size: 8-10 pups
Group: Herding Weight: 65-90 lbs Hair Length: Long Size: Large

Breed Overview

The Briard is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 65 lbs that can reach 90 lbs. It is officially part of the Herding group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Briard breed has a typical lifespan of 10 to 12 years, Long hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Briard should know that the average litter size is between 8 to 10 puppies.

Briard Breed Characteristics

Group Herding Drooler no
Size Large Guard Dog yes
Origin France Easy to Train
Kid Friendly yes Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly no Active Indoors somewhat
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands yes
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs medium
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks Dangerous no

Briard Temperament

farm worker by nature, kind, strong protective instinct, sensitive, playful, obedient, very trainable, makes a wonderful, alert watchdog

Health Problems

hip dysplasia, PRA, cataracts, bloat and stomach torsion

Briard Coat

Briard Dog Colors

Black, shades of gray, and tawny

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