The Briard is a large and ancient French herding breed known for its distinctive appearance, intelligence, and loyalty. They excel in obedience training and various dog sports, ae quick learners and enjoy mental stimulation. Briards have a strong herding instinct and excel in herding activities. They have a natural ability to control and move livestock and can be excellent working dogs on farms or ranches. Briards have a distinctive appearance with their long, double coats, bushy eyebrows, and signature beard. Their coat comes in various colors, including black, gray, and tawny.