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 (brē-är′, -ärd′)
A dog of a large breed developed in medieval France for herding and guarding, having a long coarse coat that is black, gray, or tawny.

[French, from Brie, a region of northern France.]


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


(briˈɑr, -ˈɑrd)

one of a French breed of large sheepherding dogs with a long, wavy coat.
[1930–35; < French; see Brie, -ard]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Briard - old French breed of large strong usually black dogs having a long tail and long wavy and slightly stiff coatbriard - old French breed of large strong usually black dogs having a long tail and long wavy and slightly stiff coat
sheep dog, sheepdog, shepherd dog - any of various usually long-haired breeds of dog reared to herd and guard sheep
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Patch, a eight-year-old corgi cross Ariel, Bengal cross kitten (1 of 3) Sophie, a four-year-old collie cross Lucy, one-year-old Netherland dwarf Minty, five-year-old female ferret Galaxy, one-year-old dwarf rabbit Larry, five-year-old Patterdale terrier Bounty, a Netherland dwarf cross Smokey, a two-year-old rabbit Molld, a one-year-old cat Scrag, 12-year-old cat Milky, six-year-old male cat Pumba, a collie Esme, a tortoiseshell kitten Arthur, an older crossbreed dog Pepper, a five-year-old Briard cross Sherbert, two-year-old cat Jo, a kitten
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