Origin of the Briard

The Briard was first described in the literature in 1809. Thus, it is a very old dog breed, which comes from the French lowlands. It is assumed that he developed from various farms and farm dogs. The Briard is said to be a cross between the Barbet and the Picard. However, that is just a guess.

The Briard was bred in France to herd, protect and guard sheep and cattle herds. In 1897 a standard was created for this dog breed and in 1907 a club called the “Club des Amis du Briard” was founded for the first time.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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