[bree-ahr, -ahrd]


one of a French breed of dogs having a long, slightly wavy coat, raised originally for herding sheep.

Origin of Briard

From French, dating back to 1930–35; see origin at Brie, -ard Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for briard



a medium-sized dog of an ancient French sheep-herding breed having a long rough coat of a single colour

Word Origin for briard

French, literally: of Brie (region in N France)
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