Vital Stats

Height: 22 to 27 inches at shoulder
Weight: 70 to 100 pounds
Coat: long and wavy
Life span: 10 to 12 years or more

Summary
Underneath the Briard’s long, shaggy coat lies a bold spirit and keen intelligence. True to his French roots, he can be aloof with strangers, but is affectionate and loving toward members of his pack.

Bred as a herding and guard dog to protect flocks and fight off predators, he was adopted as a working dog during World War I and used by troops as sentries, ammunition carriers, messengers, and medic dogs.

Today, the Briard enjoys the life of a companion dog, but he shows his versatility and working nature with his great successes in obedience, agility, conformation, herding, carting, and tracking competitions. Full Briard profile on DogTime.com

Dog friendly:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Amount of shedding:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Ease of training:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Need for exercise:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Predatory tendencies:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Sensitivity:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Friendly toward strangers:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Good for new owners:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Apartment appropriate:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Drooling potential:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Average:
3.7 out of 5 stars (3.7 / 5)