Family: livestock, herding
Area of origin: France
Original function: herding and guarding sheep
Average size of male: Ht: 23-27, Wt: 75-100
Average size of female: Ht: 22-25.5, Wt: 75-100
Other names: berger de Brie
Briard Dog Temperament
Devoted and faithful, the Briard is a loving and protective companion. He is independent, intelligent and self-assured, but is also willing to please and eager to serve as a partner in adventure. He can be reserved with strangers. He tends to stay at home and may attempt to keep the family's children home as well!