Briard

Ease of Training
Shedding
Watchdog
Guard Dog
Popularity
Size

History

  • He's from France where he was used as a herding dog on farms
  • He appears in 8th century French tapestries
  • He was used in the French Army as a messenger, guard, and for searching for wounded soldiers

Personality and Behavior

  • He's gentle, loyal, loving and affectionate
  • He doesn't do well being left alone for long stretches
  • He is fearless when provoked
  • He's obedient and eager to please you
  • He has an excellent memory and retains what he learns for a long time
  • He's very protective of his home and his family; he treats his family as his "flock" and strangers may be seen as "predators"
  • He can be aggressive with other dogs
  • He's slow to warm up to strangers and will do so on his terms
  • He has an independent-streak in him
  • He can be stubborn

Training

  • He's easy to train because he learns commands at an above average rate.

Shedding

  • He sheds quite a bit of hair. You'll find some hair stuck to your clothes, couch and carpets.

Grooming / Maintenance

  • His medium-length coat needs to be brushed two or three times a week to keep it free of mats and tangles.

Other varieties

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