Tuesday, 3 April 2007

Berger de Brie or Briard

Legend has it that Squire Aubry de Montdidier's dog witnessed the assassination of his master, an intimate friend of the King of France and harassed the murderer, who was jealous of Aubry, so much that the King ordered a duel between Macaire and Aubry's dog. The assaults where so violent that Macaire, the assassin confessed his crime and was executed.
So "chien d'Aubry" became "chien de Brie" or Briard.

The picture is of Rokedi, a two and a half year old Briard who belongs to a friend who is 87 years old. He is a perfect gentleman who drinks tea in the afternoon and champagne before dinner.


Winchester whisperer said...

And what does the Briard have for breakfast?

Eurodog said...

Breakfast: toast with English rasberry jam which mercifully you can now buy in Belgian supermarkets.

I, like the view said...

what I can never understand is how the dog sees out, with all that hair hanging over its eyes!