Briard dog breed

Briard facts

Briard are shepherd dogs. They have a strong herding instinct, which makes it perfect for herding sheep. Briards are popular working dogs and being used as a guard dog. It is therefore as guardian of the home or property.

The briard comes across as a fairly intelligent type of dog. The dog thrives best when doing tasks that involve mental challenges.

Briards sheds, but less than many other breeds. Although frequent care of the coat is not strictly necessary, it contributes to the dog's overall well-being and prosperity.

Briards respond well to obedience training, which is why they are descirbed as a type of dog which is easy to deal with (albeit all dogs are different). Briard is a vigilant type of dog, and responds well to obedience training . A type of dog thrive in the woods, or on long air trips and is often a good companion. The dog type have a great need for training, it will be best if the person responsible for the dog are active as well.

Some dogs may be reserved above unfamiliar people, but it may be fairly large variations between different dogs too. Although aggression toward other dogs is not characteristic of the breed, such individual characteristics occur. As distant descendants of the wolf this dog breed still have some strong instincts. This type of dog tends to bite at puppyhood, and if this occurs, one should address the problem as early as possible.

This is a robust dog that can tolerate cold and low temperatures nice and thrive winter and summer. Like fun and games? It also makes these dogs! Some briard are known to run away from their owners as soon as they get the opportunity.

The dog breed's appearance: A briard is a midsize type of dog, longhaired, with an average physique, midsized hanging ears, comparatively long legs, hanging tail, and eye-catching appearance.

Diseases: The diseases for briards is not specific to the breed and can vary between individuals. Health problems may be hip dysplasia, PRA, bloat, hypothyroidism, otherwise common disorders and other diseases and health problems.

Worth knowing about the dog type: The briard is originally from France. Life expectancy will vary, but anything from 10 to 12 years is what you would expect. The number of puppies in the litter varies from 8 to 10 puppies. The dog type is a comparatively popular and there is still someone who advertises puppies for sale. Other names for the the dog type berger de brie.

Classification: American Kennel Club places the dog type in the group «herding dogs». United Kennel Club files the dog type in the category «herding dog». Briard is even included in Fédération Cynologique Internationale and their directory as #113 in section «sheepdogs» (1.1) in the group «cattle- and sheep dogs» (registered 2008-11-04). Also recognized by the Canadian Kennel as «herding dogs».

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