Briard

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Briard
Briard fauve.JPG
Briard
Other names Berger de Brie
Berger Briard
Origin France
Traits
Weight Male 30–40 kg (66–88 lb)
Female 25–35 kg (55–77 lb)
Height Male 61–69 cm (24–27 in)
Female 58–65 cm (23–26 in)
Coat Long and slightly wavy.
Color Uniform Black, Fawn or Grey
Life span 10-12 years
Classification / standards
FCI Group 1, Section 1 #113 standard
AKC Herding standard
ANKC Group 5 (Working Dogs) standard
CKC Group 7 - Herding Dogs standard
KC (UK) Pastoral standard
NZKC Working standard
UKC Herding Dog standard
Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)
the two common versions of the Briard

The Briard (or Berger de Brie, Shepherd (dog) from Brie) is a French kind of dog. Originally, the Briard was used for herding livestock. The Briard is an old race of dogs, which is mentioned in a manuscript of the 14th century (about hunting). The Briards exist in different colors, the most common ones are pale brown and black. The Briard is a long-haired breed of dog; the short-haired Beauceron is probably the same race. The Briard is a working dog breed; it has also been used as a search-and-rescue dog, and in certain roles as a therapy dog, for example to help people with certain conditions, such as those with Post-traumatic stress disorder.