Briard Breed Profile
Among the qualities of the Briard is that they are a farm worker, loves to herd, sensitive, playful, obedient, mind of their own, gentle, sweet, brave, loyal and fearless.
They can be good with children provided they are raised with children. This breed of dog does not like to be teased.
Lifespan and Weight
The average lifespan of the Briard is around 10 to 12 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 75 lbs.
The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog are PRA, cataracts, hip dysplasia, bloat, and stomach torsion.
Housebreaking and Shedding
Housebreaking can be done with patience. Shedding is labor intensive, requiring at least two hours of intensive grooming each week.
Best Owner Compatibility
Not suitable for the apartment or condo environment. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a large fenced in yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.
Where to Buy
The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.
The average cost for this breed of dog is around $1,200+. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.
This breed of dog is willful dogs and are not for everyone. They are not for the novice owner as they need to know their place in the pack and if not, will take full advantage of you. They are herding animals and will frequently try to herd other pets and children by nipping at their heels.
This breed of dog makes for a good guard dog.
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