cut 56 to 68cm
weight 30 to 40 kg (indicative)
hair luxurious, long dry (goat hair) with a light undercoat
dress 3 uniform colors: Black, Fawn, Gray (Blue)
head strong, long
eyes horizontal, wide open, dark in color
ear set high, preferably cropped and worn straight (before May 2004)
tail whole, well filled, forming a hook at the end
behaviour energetic, obedient, good guardian
federation Nomenclature FCI group 1 section 1 no 113
The berger de Brie, or briard, is a French sheepdog which was originally used to guard and drive herds.
If we do not know what the ancestors of the Berger de Brie are, however, it is generally believed that it would be the result of a cross between the Barbet and the Beauceron. Race long ignored by its small number of individuals, the mention of "Brie Dog" only appeared in 1863, during a dog show in Paris. Uncertain: Charlemagne would have owned one according to certain archives. The description made by Gaston Phébus in his “Traité de la Chasse” written in the 14th century seems to confirm the presence of this breed at that time. 1809: Abbé Rosier (ecclesiastic and agronomist) describes it for the first time under the name of Brie dog in "Cours d'agriculture" 1863: "Charmante", a female sheepdog of the Briard type, wins the prize of honor of the 1st dog show in Paris. 1885: “Sans–gene” first Briard-type male registered with the LOF under the name “berger Français” 1888: “Sans–gene” won first prize at the Paris dog show 1892: “Cadet” first male dog registered with the LOF under the name Briard 1897: first drafting and formalization of the standard.
The Briard is known for its great sociability with children. He is calm and attentive to children. This dog is also very sociable in everyday life and very affectionate. He loves to play, while keeping his sheepdog instinct. He is very rarely ill. He is also a balanced, courageous and bold sage. He is also extremely stubborn, sensitive, and sticky. This dog requires a strict education but without brutality.