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Size: Large

Weight: 70 - 90 lbs.

Height: 22" - 27"

Life Span: 10 - 12 years

Health Problems: Hip dysplasia; bloat; hypothyroidism

Origin: France

Also Known As: Berger de Brie

Group: Herding

Category: Companion Dog, Herding

Exercise Needs

The Briard requires daily brisk exercise. This dog is not appropriate for city life or apartment dwellers.

Grooming Needs

Daily brushing and monthly grooming are recommended for your Briard.


The Briard is loving, faithful and protective.

Compatibility with Kids

Quite good with children, especially when raised with them.


Used as a livestock guardian and herder since the Middle Ages in the Brie province.

Dog Food for Your Briard

Large Breed Puppy 15 lb. Front Counter

Large Breed Puppy

Lower protein and fat levels than our Puppy Select Formula.

Large Breed Adult 15 lb. Front Counter

Large Breed Adult

Carefully formulated for the care and nutrition of large breed dogs.

Reduced Fat 6 lb. Front Counter

Reduced Fat Formula

30% less fat than Bil-Jac Adult Select.