Briard Information

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The Briard At a Glance
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Country of Origin
Life Expectancy
11 - 13 yrs 
Height Range
22 - 27 in 
Weight Range
72 - 76 lbs 
All uniform colors permitted except white 
The Briard is not known for obedience; they were originally bred for a guarding/herding role. 
With Children
Usually good; they may try to herd smaller children 
With Animals
Average; they may try to herd smaller animals. Better if they are raised with the other pets. 
Tolerates cold well 
Can be happy living inside but needs plenty of outside time for exercise 
Exercise Reqd
High; needs outdoor time to run 
Grooming Reqd
High; needs regular brushing to keep coat from matting 
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Briard Common Health Screenings
The following health screenings are often performed by responsible Briard breeders:

CERF Screening (Canine Eye Research Foundation)
Congenital Stationary Night Blindness (genetic test)
Elbow Displasia (OFA, by X-Ray)
Hip Dysplasia (OFA or PennHIP)
Thyroid Function Test (blood test)

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