The Briard is an ancient Herding dog breed. This Dog is an ideal companion for someone who wants a lovable, but not overly dependent, dog. He is a member of the Herding Group, his weight is at around 75 pounds and lives comfortably in the country or city — as long as he’s with his family and gets sufficient exercise.


  • Life expectancy:  10 – 12 years
  • Origin:  France
  • Temperament:  Confident, Smart, Faithful
  • Height:  Male: 23–27 Inches, Female: 22–25 Inches
  • Weight:  Male: 55–100  pounds, Female: 45–95 pounds
  • Colors:  Uniform black, fawn, grey or blue
  • Group:  Herding Group


Other names
 Berger-de-brie,  Berger Briard
Coat: Long and slightly wavy
Litter size Average 3 to 4 pups maybe larger
Life span10-12 years



This Dog is an intelligent breed and a quick study when it comes to training, though he can be stubborn and want to do things his own way. The Briard packs so much loyalty, love, and spirit into its ample frame that it’s often described as a heart wrapped in fur.

Dashing good looks of these muscular Frenchmen radiate a distinct aura of Gallic romance and elegance.


  • Devoted and faithful, the Briard is a loving and also protective companion dog.
  • Briards are independent, intelligent, and self-assured, but are also willing to please and eager to serve as a partner in adventure.
  • These dogs are also reserved with strangers.
  • This dog can be assertive with other dogs and may nip at people’s heels when playing.
  • This pet tend to stay at home and may attempt to keep the family’s children home as well! Young Briards need a lot of socialization.


  • Life expectation is 10 to 12 years.
  • Major concerns: gastric torsion, CHD
  • Minor concerns: nightblindness
  • Occasionally seen: PRA, heart problems
  • Suggested tests: hip, eye, (cardiac), DNA for night blindness


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