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[bree-ahr, -ahrd] /briˈɑr, -ˈɑrd/
one of a French breed of dogs having a long, slightly wavy coat, raised originally for herding sheep.
Origin of Briard
1930-35; < French; see Brie, -ard Unabridged
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Examples from the web for Briard
  • The Briard is a large breed of dog, one of many herding breeds.
  • The Briard has been bred for centuries to herd and to protect their flocks.
  • These are some of the traits that the Briard has retained throughout history.
  • Even if a Briard is a city dweller, they have a degree of herding ability within them.
British Dictionary definitions for Briard


/briːˈɑːd; briːˈɑː/
a medium-sized dog of an ancient French sheep-herding breed having a long rough coat of a single colour
Word Origin
French, literally: of Brie (region in N France)
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