Can you clip a Briard?

Can you clip a Briard?

Briards are a natural breed, but some scissoring is normal. Trimming the hair on the feet to be a nice circular shape, instead of “snowshoes”, makes them easier to groom, and movement looks prettier. And trimming the hair between the eyes can help them see, and their eyes be seen.

What breeds make a Briard?

The Briard or Berger de Brie is a French breed of large shepherd dog, traditionally used both for herding sheep and to defend them….

Other names Berger de Brie Chien de Berger français de Plaine
Origin France

Do briards need to be groomed?

Briards do vary in the amount of grooming they require, some dogs you can leave for a month and they hardly knot, but others actually need grooming every single day. Ideally a quick brush every day will keep your Briard looking good and knot-free.

What is the lifespan of a Briard?

10 – 12 yearsBriard / Life span
The Briard, which has an average lifespan of 10 to 12 years, is prone to diseases such as canine hip dysplasia (CHD) and gastric torsion.

How do I brush a Briard?

To brush your Briard you’ll need both a pin brush and a 2-in-1 comb. Brush a Briard as follows: first wet the coat with water mist from a spray bottle, then starting at the shoulders, brush the coat section by section, moving in the direction of hair growth.

Can you cut a Briard’s coat Shorter?

While many owners prefer their Briards’ coats at full length to give it that “shaggy-dog” charm, you can have your Briard’s coat trimmed shorter to make it easier to care for. You can learn to clip the coat yourself, but it’s a good idea to visit a professional groomer at least once.

Is it better to show a Briard with a cropped ear?

The cropped ear gives an alert look, the natural ear a sweeter look. Both can be shown, although in this country most Briards are cropped. Many experienced dog people do not realize that the Briard is a cropped breed, since until recently natural ears were a rarity.

What is the best Briard haircut?

The best Briard haircut is a scissor trim, in which the coat is only shortened by an inch or less. While it’s best to let a professional groomer give the cut (the first time, at least), owners can use instructional videos from the Web to learn how to do the Briard haircuts themselves.