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Our collection of Briard dog images features many champions and best of breed. Whether you are a specialist looking for stock images of breed examples, a designer looking for a striking picture, or you're simply a Briard fan, we're confident we'll have the image you're looking for.

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Briard overview

A sheepdog originating from France with roots dating back to the 8th century. Requires good training and regular (daily) grooming.
Temperamentally suited to an active family environment. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1928.

Other known names for Briard

Berger de Brie, Berger Briard

Briard foreign names

Berger de Brie (French) Pastor de Brie (Spanish)



Breed Group

Pastoral Group

Biological data

Male: 62-68 cm (w).
23-27 inches.
Female: 56-64 cm (w).
22-25½ inches.
Colours, markings and patterns
All black, or with white hairs scattered through black coat.
Fawn in all its shades, darker shades preferred. Fawns may have dark shadings on ears, muzzle, back and tail, but these shadings must blend gradually into rest of coat since any demarcation line denotes a bicolor which is not permissible.
May also be slate gray.
All uniform colours, except white.

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Briard – Breed standard

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Briard references and further reading

Pastor de Brie 

Briard Verein Osterreich 

Belgische Briard Club 

Briard Club Deutschland  

Nederlandsche Briard Club  

Russian National Club of Briards 


Beaugency Briards 
The Friendly Briard Club
The British Briard Club  
The Briard Association 
Briard Club of America 

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AP-0SFBMH - Champion Briard
© Animal Photography, Sally Anne Thompson