So you’re looking to adopt an Briard, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Briards are herders known for a wavy coat of either gray, tawny, or black, and an impressive head topped by a peek-a-boo hairdo parted naturally in the middle. A luxurious beard and eyebrows accentuate an expression described as “frank and questioning.” Standing between 22 and 27 inches at the shoulder, Briards are burly and rugged but move with a nimble-footed gait.They possess traits common to many other herders: trainability, brains, a protective eye toward family (especially kids, whom they regard as their flock), and wariness with outsiders. These are large, tireless dogs—it is said that just two or three Briards can handle 700 head of sheep—and novice owners might be overwhelmed by their work drive and zest for life. The Briard packs so much loyalty, love, and spirit into its ample frame that it’s often described as a “heart wrapped in fur.” The dashing good looks of these muscular Frenchmen radiate a distinct aura of Gallic romance and elegance.”
An Briard typically ranges from 55.88cm to 68.58cm in height, and weighs from 24.947580350000003kg to 45.359237kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Briard breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Briard insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.