Dog Breeds

  • Briard

    The Briard is considered a “handsome” dog with strong bones and muscles and confident gaze. The breed is powerful without being coarse and moves with a supple, light gait that gives it the appearance of gliding without touching the ground.

  • Group: Herding
    Lifespan: 10–12 yr
    Height: 22–27 in
    Weight: 48–97 lb

  • Care

    Briards need to be brushed at least once per week to remove dead hair and prevent tangles. Their long double coats require daily brushing during spring and fall. An undercoat rake can help reduce shedding. Keep their ears clean and their nails trimmed. Briards also benefit from a regular dental care routine that includes at-home teeth brushing and professional cleanings.

    Feed Briards a high-quality dog food that is appropriate for their life stage (puppy, adult, senior) and consider a diet formulated for active breeds. Like all dogs, Briards could become overweight if they are allowed to eat as much as they want. Portioning out their food with a measuring cup and limiting treats to no more than 10% of their daily calories can help keep these dogs fit and trim.

  • Disorders

    Hip dysplasia
    Corneal dystrophy, Gastric dilatation-volvulus, Progressive retinal atrophy

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.