Herding Group

Briards from Mon Jovis Briards

The Briard is a large herding dog with high intelligence and initiative.  But, they can also be head-strong and stubborn.  Early socialization will help make the Briard a good family dog that can accept children.  They are very loyal, protective and eager to please.  The Briard needs firm and consistent handling, as well as loving attention and entertainment.  It gets along well with a family that includes it in the family’s daily activities.  While they can live in apartments, they need to be exercised on a daily basis.  Their best environment would be a rural setting with a fenced enclosure.  They need to be groomed on a regular (3-4 days) basis to prevent snarls and shedding.

Average Height(“‘s)
Average Weight (#’s)
Notes for owners
Medium to long Considerable Shed very little.  Needs training and owner attention.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

Briard Club of America

Briards On-Line

Briard Rescue and Haven



We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a respectable breeder or rescue organization.  Pet store puppies may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.
If you would like help locating a breeder or rescue agency near you please E-Mail PGAA (, and let us know your city/state and the type of dog you are looking for.  Do not assume that PGAA has qualified all of the breeders or rescues on this site.  Do your own check of each breeder or rescue — be sure that you are comfortable with the organization before you buy, adopt or turn-over a dog.