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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, fox, and tanuki also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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Any Briard owners who would like to make contact should phone either Caroline on 01387-720635, or Mrs Dianna Dunnet on 04028-75175.
Olivia's dad Paul , 43, who runs the Friendly Briard Club, helped Scottish SPCA officers rehome the dogs after the house of horror was found in March.
Born Jascha Brojdo, Briard emigrated from the Ukraine to the United States in 1937, designed throughout the '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s, and left a distinctive stamp on the world of home entertainment.
He is an avid golfer, breeder of Briard show dogs and a bird hunter.
Le Briard Light yoghurt is sold in little glass pots with a seal that proclaims a complete lack of fat and sugar, and the presence of at least 10% fruit.
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But the reputation of the mineral springs was greatly enhanced in 1773 when a French farmer, Monsieur Briard, discovered that the mineral waters from the springs were also good for the outside of the body as well as the inside.
(3) Jamie Bernardin of Dayville, Conn., grooms her briard, Brava.
"There ought not to be any room in the church for colour distinctions," said Briard. "There can't be a 'we' and 'they' attitude.