Briard


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Briard

(brēärd`), breed of muscular, wiry working dogworking dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs raised by humans to herd cattle and sheep, as draft animals, as message dispatchers in wartime, in police and rescue work, as guardians of persons and property, or as guides (see guide dog) for the
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 whose origins may be traced back to 12th-century France. It stands from 22 to 27 in. (55.9–68.6 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs between 70 and 80 lb (31.8–36.3 kg). Its moderately long, stiff, slightly wavy coat is usually black, tawny, or gray, although any solid color except white is acceptable. Raised for centuries to herd and protect sheep, the Briard has more recently been trained as a police and war dog. It is also kept as a pet. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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According to Briard Auconie, the other political groups back him, which suggests that early adaptation of the text is possible once the conflict of competence has been settled.
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