PURINA: Your Pet, Our Passion

TO ALL PET LOVERS: We would like to assure you that we are considered an essential business. Purina is operating as normal, our supply chains are open and all efforts are being made to ensure we can keep the stores stocked with product as best as we can during these uncertain times. We ask everyone to shop as normally as possible and to be considerate to ensure everyone can get the food they need for their pets. Please be kind, patient and considerate to other shoppers and all store staff during what is an unsettling time for all. Enjoy the extra time at home with loved ones, your pets will no doubt love having you home. We are still here for you, if you need any assistance our Pet Care Advisors are still available on 0800 738 847 or AskPurina@nz.nestle.com.



For centuries, the brave, loyal Briard guarded and herded sheep in rural France. This large, muscular breed has a strong protective instinct and an excellent memory. Briards can be willful but also are trainable and eager to please. The breed has a distinctive appearance with his bushy eyebrows, shaggy beard and luxurious wavy coat. The Briard needs extensive grooming, including daily brushing, to prevent matting.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children when properly trained
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living if sufficiently exercised
Did you know?
Some credit Marquis de Lafayette with introducing the Briard to America, but Thomas Jefferson also imported the breed. During World War I, the Briard was the official French army dog, helping carry supplies and find wounded soldiers on the battlefield.
Also Known As:
Berger de Brie
Berger Briard
  • Size Large
  • Height Males – 39 to 46 centimetres at the withers
    Females – 35.5 to 42 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight 11 to 16 kilograms
  • Coat Long
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Black, gray and tawny
  • Activities Herding, Police and Military Work, Search and Rescue, Conformation
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both