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Briard dog breed - photos and description

Photos of the breed


Main characteristics of the breed

Care:Need regular care
Molt:Shed moderately
Need for activity:Need vigorous daily exercise
Tolerance of loneliness:Relatively independent
Type of wool:Long - haired, Wirehaired
Friendly to strangers:May show aggression
Intellect:Working intelligence
Learnability:Very easy to learn
Specialization:Hunting, Service, Watch dogs, Shepherd's, Companions
Tendency to bark:Bark only for warning, not for long

The Briard is a versatile French Shepherd. This is a herding dog with an unusual appearance and good-natured character. They are smart, quick-witted and independent. Thanks to their well-developed intuition and desire to serve others, they are able to complete any task. Representatives of the breed make excellent guard dogs, rescuers and guides. However, they are most often kept as companions.
Briards are friendly dogs and do not show aggression. They are affectionate with strangers and easily tolerate travel in public transport and walks in crowded places. They are wary and reserved towards strangers and do not show familiarity. Always on guard - if the owner or family members are in danger, the dog will boldly rush to their defense.

Briard loves children, treats them well, and is ready to play with them all day and protect them. Like a herding dog, he “herds” and protects children. Can become a child's best friend, but will not tolerate rudeness. If a child teases or hurts a dog, it gets angry and never forgives.

This is a great companion, curious and loves to travel. She is devoted to her owner and accompanies him everywhere. Loves to swim, chase balls and look for hidden objects. They love to be the center of attention, being praised and petted, and cannot stand being alone for long periods of time.

These dogs feel the mood of people, are tactful, unobtrusive and often imitate the behavior of their owner. Briard requires constant physical and mental exercise; he can be taught to fetch a telephone or newspaper, or open cabinet doors.

This dog has a complex character, and only an experienced breeder can cope with it. They are intelligent and have a strong desire to dominate. If the owner shows weakness, the dog quickly understands this and begins to manipulate. He is expressive and will perform various tricks to get what he wants.

However, rough communication with this dog is also unacceptable. Briard has self-esteem and will not tolerate its infringement. He will be a friend and will only serve those who respect, love and treat him as an equal. This dog should be treated as a partner and family member. Briards are easily offended and jealous, and do not like competition for their owner's attention. They are only tolerant of those pets that have lived with them since childhood. They perceive domestic animals as a pack and protect them like shepherds.

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