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Breed Group: Herding
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This breed was originally used to guard and herd flocks of sheep. The Briard, known for centuries, have been owned by such historical figures as Napoleon, Thomas Jefferson, Lafayette, and Charlemagne. With its heightened sense of hearing, this breed was often used by the French Army to search for wounded soldiers. Today, the Briard is an esteemed companion dog and continues to serve as a guardian and herder.
The Briard is a rugged and agile medium sized dog. They are unique in appearance and possess an almost human-like quality. This breed is exceptionally powerful and has a commanding presence. They are commonly referred to as "a heart wrapped in fur".
A protective, smart, loving and loyal breed, the Briard makes a wonderful family pet. Once they have bonded with their family they become totally committed for their entire lifespan. Human contact is essential, and they are happiest in the home as part of the family. They are aloof with strangers, and do not respond readily or easily to any type of change unless they are assured that the change is for the good. The Briard is sensitive and obedient, but definitely have a mind of its own. They are good-natured and get along well with children they are raised with provided they are not teased. This breed may be aggressive toward other dogs without proper introduction. It is important to remember that the Briard's nature is that of a herder and they will attempt to perform this task on anything and everything that moves.
The Briard's coat is dirt and water shedding, and if groomed well shed very little. They require daily brushing and combing to prevent matting. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary. Frequent bathing will harm the coat and make it more difficult to groom. Their ears must be kept clean. They are generally healthy, but may have a tendency to develop PRA, hip dysplasia, and cataracts.
The Briard has a long double coat. The outer coat is often described as goat-like. It is slightly wavy and is dry and harsh in texture. This breed has long hair that covers the eyes and is usually pinned up. They have a distinctive beard, mustache, and eyebrows. The under coat is fine in texture and provides insulation from the harsh and cold climates this breed once worked in. The color of the coat comes in gray, black, or multiple variations of fawn.
Intense and extensive socialization beginning at an early age is absolutely mandatory for this breed. The Briard has an excellent memory and is very trainable. They require a firm owner that is able to take charge. If this breed is not raised properly they can be extremely unfriendly, fearful, or both. They will not respond to severe, unfair, or heavy-handed training. These methods will cause the Briard to become withdrawn and aggressive. Training must be done with consistency, firmness, patience, and love. They excel at search and rescue, police training, and protection work.
Briards have a high energy level and are natural athletes. They require daily exercise and will become restless without it. This breed loves to swim and are ideal walking and jogging companions. They will do okay in an apartment if they are sufficiently exercised. They are moderately active indoors and do best with an average sized yard. This breed needs a great deal of activity, entertainment, and interaction. The Briard will not allow themselves to be ignored.
75-100 lbs
Male: 23-27; Female: 22-25.5 inches
all uniform colors except white (includes black, tawny, and gray shades)
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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How much do Briard puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Briard varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Briard puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Briards sold is $2,150.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Briard with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $2,600 upwards to $5,500 or even more for a Briard with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Briards sold is $1,700.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $2,150.00
Average Price: $1,700.00
Top Quality: $2,600.00 to $5,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 174 Briard puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Briard puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Briards true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Briard Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 174 Briard dogs.
  • 1. Red
  • 2. Billy
  • 3. Cowboy
  • 4. Blue
  • 5. Drew
  • 6. Green Boy
  • 7. Blue Boy
  • 8. Leonardo
  • 9. Magoo
  • 10. Red Boy
  • 11. White Girl
  • 12. Yellow Girl
  • 13. Gracious
  • 14. Fuscia Girl
  • 15. Fuscia
  • 16. Frodo
  • 17. Ducky
  • 18. Diva
  • 19. Black Boy
  • 20. Lavendar

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BREEDING SINCE 1972 The puppies in this litter are from AKC Registered parents and can also be registered with the AKC. Make sure to do research on this breed, and how it might fit your lifestyle before finding a responsible breeder with available puppies. The Briard is a high maintenance breed with a lot of grooming and a lot of socialization required. These puppies will be extremely biddable and friendly. Both sire and dam are charming and social, naturally confident and cheerful and are extraordinary examples of the best this breed is.

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Anonymous asked:
What is temperament of Briard puppies?

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The Briard is protective, smart, loving and loyal. They become very bonded with their owner and family. They are aloof with strangers, but not aggressive. The Briard is sensitive and obedient, but definitely have a mind of its own. They are good-natured and get along well with children they are raised with provided they are not teased. This breed may be aggressive toward other dogs without proper introduction. Temperament is both genetic and learned; so it is important to make sure that your puppy comes from a responsible, reputable and knowledgeable breeder. As well as socialize your new puppy as much as possible and take your pup to obedience classes to establish a great bond and rules for your pup.

Anonymous asked:
Do the cropped ears affect hearing and reduce incidences of infection? Does the breed benefit from professional training as a companion for an older person?

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Cropped ears are known to reduce the likelihood of ear infections, but the ears still need to be cleaned regularly as the hair can get matted inside and become dirty. Cropped or natural ears have not been known to alter the ability to hear for the breed. This breed does benefit from professional training from a positive reinforcement trainer, especially if the dog is to be a companion for elderly people, or be around children so the dog respects humans.

Anonymous asked:
I see some Briard's have their ears up and some have their ears down. Does this mean their ears have been cropped?

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Yes, the breeder/owner of the Briard puppy can determine whether they want the ears natural or if they want the ears cropped.

Anonymous asked:
How long is a Briard's life span?



Briards live around 10-12 years.


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Anonymous asked:
Does the Briard dog shed?

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Briard's don't very much at all. We had one and I lost more hair than the dog. They do need a good groom every week otherwise they mat very easily. When you brush them they loose a lot of hair but you can have black pants on and maybe find 1-3 hairs on it max if the dog brushes against you. Briards have 'sheep hair' which cleans itself when wet and muddy - dirt will fall off when dry.

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Updated: 5/19/2022