Briard

origin-iconOrigin:  France

group-iconDog Breed Group: Pastoral Dog

life-iconLife Span: 10-12 years

weight-iconWeight: Male: 25-45, Female: 24-43

height-iconHeight: Male: 23-27, Female: 22-25

Origin of Name:   The Briard or Berger de Brie is a French breed of large shepherd dog.

Briard Dog Breed
SizeTemperamentSheddingDroolingMonthly keeping cost
Large Zero
High
Negligible
Hair Everywhere
Zero
Excess
Premium*Standard*

About Briard

  • Life Span*10-12 years
  • Getting a puppy home Expensive
  • Popularity
    Star Super star
  • Availability
    Rare Easy to get
Introduction

Braids are a type of plant known for its wavy coat of gray, tavy, or black, and topped by a boo-a-hair hairdo that runs naturally in the middle of an impressive head. A magnificent beard and eyebrows pronounce an expression described as ""Frank and the Inquisitor"". Standing on the shoulder between 22 and 27 , the birds are rough and bumpy but move with agile legs.

They have common traits for many other shepherds: train ability, brains, a protective eye toward the family (especially children, whom they regard as their herds), and war with outsiders. These are large, tireless dogs - it is said that only two or three bridles can handle 700 lambs - and novice owners can be overwhelmed with enthusiasm for their work and for life.

History

In the dairy belt of northern France, the Briard, or Chien Berger de Brie, as the breed is known in its homeland, has been working pasture since the time of Charlemagne. The breed is named for the dairy-producing region of Brie, which is known for its gooey cheese of the same name.

French farmers, known for austerity, developed birds as two-in-one dogs: they are lambs famed for quick agility, and strict, adventurous capable of driving sheep-stealing hunters. Flocks are also protectors. Briard is a close relative of the smooth-coated Bussaron, another French pasture known for its dual shepherds and guarding ability. By the 1800s, the Briard was a cherished French institution - even Napoleon, who had a hatred for dogs, was said to be an admirer of the breed. Beard was proudly shown at the very first French Dog Show in Paris in 1865. By the time of World War I, the Briard was so much of a national character that it was named the official battle dog of the French Army, doing sentry duty, finding wounded soldiers, and pulling supply carts.

The original stories of the Briards in America feature two towering figures in the War of Independence. Thomas Jefferson recorded the story in 1789 at the end of his long tenure as US ambassador to France. Before he leaves for home, the future president acquires a pregnant brayard named Bergere (""pd. For chienne bergere with pup, 36 libre"", which he writes in his memoir book).

Burgess and his puppies proved to be fantastic shepherds and all Working Dogs in Jefferson's Virginia estate, Monticello. But, as one Monticello historian has written, ""Bergeres' employment was secondary to his role as the founder of the American branch of his family."" Indeed, Bergere and his brood, augmented by exports sent from France by Jefferson's old friend and revolutionary hero Marquis de Lafiet, are considered to be the foundations of the brayard in the United States.

Over the years, Beard owners around the world have echoed the words Jefferson wrote in praise of these remarkable dogs: ""Their extraordinary laxity makes them very valuable, able to teach almost any duty that they are capable of."" May be necessary for, and most concerned about. Performing that duty, who is the most attentive and faithful of all servants. ""

General Appearance

A dog of beautiful form. Vigorous and alert, powerful without obese, strong in bone and muscle, demonstrating the strength and agility the shepherd dog requires. Dogs lack these qualities, which are hidden by the coat, to be punished.

Pros - Cons
Pros
This breed is very intelligent and easy to train. They drool very less.
Cons
They require high maintainence, are prone to allergies and are not suitable for apartments
Breeding

The gestation period in lasts for 60-64 days The primary period of the reproductive cycle of the female is called Proestrus and goes on for around 9 days. During this time the females begin to draw in males. The subsequent part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive to the male. It goes on for around 3 to 11 days. The third part is the Diestrus. Usually, it happens around day 14. In this period the bitch's discharge changes for distinctive red and reaching its end. The vulva gets back to average, and she will no longer allow mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time span between heat periods ordinarily keeps going around a half year. The litter size ranges between 6 to 8 puppies at a time.

Briard Grooming

You need to start grooming your bribe puppy before he really needs grooming. Make sure that you make the grooming time a happy period. He will look ahead into the years when grooming is a necessity and can take a long time. Once using a good quality pin brush, a brayard should be brushed all over the skin several times a week. Using an undercoat rake can help reduce and shed dead hair. The number of baths a brayard has depends entirely on his lifestyle and jobs. Frequency can vary from weekly to monthly.

Briard Training

Brihad was restricted to being able to make executive decisions without human help. Sometimes this can make them a little difficult to train. They remain eager, though, and when training methods are positive and the sessions remain lively, energetic, and interesting, Briard's natural intelligence will put him at the top of the class. Briards learn quickly and have an excellent memory. They excel in almost any canine role or sport, from disk catching and defending to obedience and agility. Socialization should begin early and continue throughout the life.

Briard Nutrition

Jupiter needs a job to be happy. Hopefully her job will be one that gives her a lot of exercise, as this is a breed that craves action. His enthusiasm for life makes him a great companion for pedestrians, cyclists and joggers. They need a large, safely dense area where they can run for free. Chasing a tennis ball thrown by its owner can help a beard to work with extra energy and at the same time loves him with human companionship.

Briard Exercise

The brayard should perform well on high-quality dog ​​food, whether it is commercially manufactured or prepared with the supervision and approval of your veterinarian. Any diet should be appropriate for the age of the dog (puppy, adult or senior). Some dogs are at risk of being overweight, so watch your dog's calorie consumption and weight level. Treatment training can be an important aid, but giving too much can lead to obesity. Know which human foods are safe for dogs, and which are not. If you have any concerns about your dog's weight or diet, check with your vet. Clean, fresh water must be available at all times.

Briard Health

Briard is a healthy breed overall, and responsible breeders stock their stocks for health conditions such as cancer, hip dysplasia, congenital stable night blindness, cataract, corneal dystrophy, retinal folds, hypothyroidism, immune diseases, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, and kidney disease. Let's do the screen. Discuss any questions or concerns with your breeder and vet so that you can make educated decisions about your dog's health.

Recommended health tests from the National Breed Club:

  • Hip evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist evaluation
  • Stationary Night Blindness Optigen DNA Test