Anyone ever had one of these dogs? I think they are so beautiful. I was just wondering if anyone had any first hand knowledge of this type of dog. I go through phases where I get obsessed about learning about one type of breed and then I learn as much as I can and then I eventually find another one that interests me that I want to learn about. The Briard is my dog of learning for the month. Other dogs I have been obsessed with learning about were: German Shepherd Bernese Mountain Dog Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Newfoundland Maremma Sheepdog Geesh, I really need a farm. But anyway all that is really neither here nor there. So, any info on the Briard is much appreciated by my forever expanding, doggie interested mind.