Do You Really
Want a Briard? -
We hope this will answer that majority of your
questions about this terrific but challenging breed.
Health - This attempts to give a nice
overview of the health concern for Briards
Briards...What's good about 'em...What's bad about "em - This is
a links to an interesting website and to a more brief discussion of pros and cons of the Briard. This website has
many excellent discussions about buying a purebred puppy.
A strong and gentle
heart wrapped in fur-This links to an article from the award winning Canis Major newspaper.
Another discussion of the history and
general characteristics of the Briard. Advances have been made in
some of the health areas since this article was written and will be
discussed elsewhere on this website.
Importance of Socialization---Why?
I was going to write my own article on this but realized that this
article says it all already. There is only one point I would change.
Behavioral Development of
Puppies and Young Dogs - We believe strongly in current research on Puppy
Development and the important principles of puppy raising.
This article is being updated. We adhere to current research and
ideas in the breeding, raising and placement of our
puppies. This is not "old school"
thought; these principles have withstood research and scrutiny.
While this article is being updated you will find several links to various
writings about the important stages of puppy development . We will be happy to answer
questions you may have about the ideas.
How to Identify a Good Dog Breeder
- We were going to write
this article but here it is.....
Spay/Neuter Considerations -
Lengthy discussion - Current data reveal that early spay/neuter are
not without risk. We believe in spaying and neutering but only after
a dog reaches maturity. Read these link for more.
Briards and Children - A question posed by many that does not have a short
answer. This article presents many of the aspects of Briards with
children that need to be considered. I have successfully raised several Briards with
four young children.
Healthier Dogs - This article was printed
originally in the BCA Dewclaw magazine. A genetic primer and discussion of applying modern
genetic technology to the "art" of breeding.
Crash Course in Canine Coat Color Genetics
- This is a crash
course on the basic coat color genes believed to be at work. With
intensified research in this area--this is apt to be outdated quickly but
gives the major genes believed to be at work in creating Briard color
(there is still much that we do not quite understand about the subtleties)
your Athlete or Your Family Companion - Chris Zink is a foremost
authority on this topic. Viewing her work and her website is a must
for anyone who wants up-to-date information on keeping their dog in top
condition be it canine athlete or family companion. Her work is
important reading if you want a top performance dog.
[Cryo]-preserving Bitch Fertility - This article was written by
request for a special edition of the Dewclaw magazine on the
bitch---I learned some interesting things and hope you will find it
Ears - Links
to nice help with gluing ears