Is a Briard the best pet dog or puppy to suit your lifestyle.

Briard

Choosing a Briard as your pet dog or puppy:--

General Description

Large dogs with long silky coats. Usually calm, bold and courageous. Loyal to owners and intelligent making them responsive to commands and easily trainable.

Suitable Owners

Active and strong willed owner able to keep this dog interested and provide adequate walks and exercise
Origins

Bred to herd and guard sheep.
Dog Group - Kennel Club:

Pastoral group
Coat:

Long, fine, slightly wavy with a dense undercoat.
Grooming:

Needs regular brushing and washing to keep coat free of knots and tangles.
Average Height:

 58-69 cms. 23-27 ins.

Average Weight:

33-34 kgs. 74-76 lbs.
Colour:

Black, fawn or slate grey 
Temperament:

Active and protective dogs with a suspicious and curious nature.Fits well into family environment but may need their boisterous nature curbing from an early age.
 Exercise:

A medium requirement but always eager to play games.
Average Lifespan: 

12 years
Possible Disadvantages

Can be a litlle playful and boisterous.
Long coat needs a lot of attention and hair over eyes needs to be cut back or pinned back.


Potential Health Concerns


Possible eye problems and can suffer from bloat.
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