Other names : Berger de Brie, Berger Briard

Photo: adult dog of Briard breed
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Life expectancy

The Briard has a life expectancy of between 10 and 12 years




Adult size

Female Between 22 and 25 in
Male Between 24 and 27 in

Adult weight

Female Between 66 and 88 lb
Male Between 66 and 88 lb
Coat colour
Black Blue
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Briard costs between £600 and £1

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More details about the Briard

Briard: Origins and history

First bred it is thought in the Middle Ages, the Briard has been depicted in art and literature ever since. After the French Revolution, the Briard gained popularity among farmers who considered the dog perfect for herding and guarding sheep. During WW1 the dog was put to use as a sentry and was the official dog of the French army. 

FCI classification of the Briard

  • Group 1 - Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs)

  • Section 1 : Sheepdogs

Training a Briard

The Briard is a challenge to train. A confident master who consistently varies the dog’s training is needed. Briards get easily bored of routine. 

Briard: Purchase price

A purebred Briard puppy may cost you anywhere from £600 to £1,000. It will cost between £110 and £160 per month to keep a dog of this breed.

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