Fearless, with no trace of timidity or aggressiveness.
Very intelligent, gay and lively.
for: Working homes, active people & families.
10 - 12 yrs some longer
Dogs 61 - 69 cms (24 - 27 ins)
58 - 65 cms (23 - 25.5 ins)
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 bi-colour which is not permissible. May also be slate
Long (not less than 7 cms (2 1/2ins)) on body. Slightly
wavy and very dry. A fine dense undercoat required all over body.
Head carries hair forming a moustache, beard and eyebrows, lightly
Appearance: Briards are sizeable (but not heavyweight),
handsome dogs with attractive, distinctive long coats. They are
muscular, rugged and well-proportioned. Their muscular necks carry
their heads with pride. In spite of all the hair they have around
their eyes, they are very keen sighted! They move effortlessly and
cover the ground well. They are very supple and can turn quickly.