Colour: Black, fawn, slate grey
Lifespan: 12 years
The Briard is a courageous, versatile and bold breed of dog.
Strong-natured Briards were bred to be sheep herders and guarders so they are active and like to chase. They need plenty of socialisation to prevent their suspicious nature getting the better of them, but are calm and courteous if raised well.
Originally bred for herding and guarding livestock.
The Briard is an active and protective dog.
Medium. Needs plenty of games.
Owners: affectionate, protective
Children: good if raised with them
Other Pets: good if raised with them
Strangers: friendly if well socialised
Unfamiliar Dogs: friendly if well socialised, can be bossy
Experienced, strong-willed, active owner who can provide this responsive dog with a job to do as well as plenty of games, activity and socialisation.
May be aggressive to strangers and other dogs if not well socialised.
The long hair over this dog's eyes needs to be cut or tied back so it can see clearly.
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