Briard

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Briard
Briard fauve.JPG
Briard
Other names
  • Berger de Brie
  • Chien de Berger français de Plaine
OriginFrance
Traits
Height Dogs 62–68 cm (24–27 in)
Bitches 56–64 cm (22–25 in)
Coat long, slightly wavy, goat-like
Color solid black, fawn, grey or blue; fawn overlaid with black
Life span 10-12 years
Kennel club standards
Société Centrale Canine standard
FCI standard
Dog (domestic dog)
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.