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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.

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