Briard
Francia FCI 113 - Berger de Brie

Pastor de Brie

The Berger de Brie It is an excellent race to raise with children of all ages.

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History

The Berger de Brie or Briard is a breed dog, one of the many existing breeds of dogs pastors. Its origin is French. The history of the Briard has already some centuries… Charlemagne, Napoleon, Thomas Jefferson and Lafayette, they all had a dog of this breed.

Some theories say that, the Briard is descended from Asian dogs brought to the region by the barbaric invasions that attacked Europe during the middle ages.

This former guardian of sheep and shepherd has also been used, also, by the French Navy as Sentinel, Messenger and the search for injured soldiers because of their fine sense of hearing. They were used in the first world war in an indiscriminate way to bring them to extinction. This breed is still used as guardian and Shepherd of herds, as well as pet.

Became popular only after the “Paris Dog Show” of 1863, in large part due to an improvement in the appearance of animal achieved by crossing with the Beauceron and the Barbet.

It is believed that they take their name from the French province of Brie, Although the animal not probably comes from this town. Currently, the population of shepherds of Brie is slowly recovering. It is believed that this breed is related to the Berger Picard.

Physical characteristics

The Briard, is a dog from medium-sized, robust but flexible, to coat hard and resistant to the weather inclement. It has a double spur on each rear leg that, They seem to extra toes, giving the appearance of a wider rear leg. Extra toes on each back foot give the Briard the ability to turn on one foot with fastest laps, they are necessary when performing tasks of grazing and protection of their flocks.

Throughout history, the Briard has maintained a balance between size and lightness that requires both for grazing and as for protection of their flocks. They are not too big, but they are large enough to defend themselves from predators such as Fox and the Wolf.

The fur of the Briard can be of several solid colors or colors with darker ears. Allowed all colors except black. They prefer dark colors.

The height at the cross in the males is of 58 a 68.5 cm and the females of 56 a 64 cm.. The weight is around the 34 Kg.

The cutting of ears has been a common practice for a long time, but is no longer updated which - fortunately- It is something illegal in many countries in Europe, including France.

Character and skills

The Briard has very good memory. Once he learns a lesson, is something good or bad, knowledge shall retain it for a long time. It may sometimes seem very stubborn, or what its owner, but these are some of the features of the Briard, Let us not forget that they were bred for centuries to think for themselves and act on their conclusions, sometimes to the point of thinking what the “herd” going to do ahead of time. It is a dog very independent, in this regard.

These are some of the traits that the Briard has retained throughout history. Even, a Briard living the city, preserves within himself a great grazing capacity. If you ever, During his lifetime, He has a herd sheep, automatically, will begin to do your homework, to perform the functions for which they were raised, grazing.

No Wow if at some point that strolls in family, the Briard is nibbling the ankles or guiding head to a member of the family that are a bit away, because the dog that group of human beings will be his flock and will guide his master and the other members of group.

The Briard is a dog very loyal and protective, often described as "a heart of gold wrapped in furs". Once you have joined the members of his family, It will be very protective and very reserved with strangers, that is why it is important to bear in mind that any Member who is a family, as an infant for example, You will need a friendly adaptation, the Briard, a sample of which the new intrusion is friendly and free of conflicts. Should be taught that it is a good thing and is not harmful. It is a race excellent to raise with children of all ages.

Review Briard

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Briard” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI:Group 1 –> Herding dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs). / Section 1 –> Sheepdogs
    With working trial
  • FCI 113
  • Federations: FCI , AKC , ANKC , CKC , ​KC , NZKC , UKC
  • Estádar FCI Briard
  • FCI Briard

Alternative names:

    1. Berger de Brie (English).
    2. Briard (French).
    3. Berger de Brie (German).
    4. Berger de Brie (Portuguese).
    5. Briard (Spanish).

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