Breed

Briard


AKC Grouping
Herding Group
Temperament
  • confident
  • smart
  • faithful

Demeanor
somewhat reserved

Choosing the Best Dog Food for an Overweight Briard

This French herding dog may benefit from a portion controlled diet that meets the caloric needs of its activity levels. Because today's Briard is generally less active than its ancestors, owners must be vigilant in providing not just the right quality of dog food specific to the breed but also the right quantity to avoid excess weight gain.


Breed

Briard


AKC Grouping
Herding Group
Temperment
  • confident
  • smart
  • faithful
Demeanor
somewhat reserved

The Briard has a rich history in France as far back as the 14th century. Bred for hunting and endurance in the chilly climate of northern France, the Briard is a national treasure in France. The Briard was used as a messenger and scout almost to the point of extinction in WWl. The French army also enlisted the Briard to locate wounded soldiers during WWl. The clever Briards were used to herd sheep through crop fields without allowing them to eat the crop. The Briard was used for both herding and guarding large flocks of sheep in the northern French valleys. The Briard was the herding dog of choice for most shepherds in northern France.


Energy
active
Grooming
daily brushing
Training
often independent
Shedding
infrequently

Left to their own resources, the Briard most likely survived on hunting spoils and small barn vermin. Today, the Briard is a prized search and rescue breed throughout Europe. The French military and police forces enlist the Briard for their keen guarding and watchdog abilities. The Briard treats their families the same as they would their flocks with unlimited compassion and protection. Today, the Briard is a beloved pet for families across France revered for its playfulness and ability to be easily trained. Somewhat pampered today, the Briard no longer needs to forage for food much past a full bowl of dog food in the family kitchen. Given their reduced activity level, owners are advised to carefully control dog food portions to keep the Briard from becoming overweight.


Spot and Tango has excellent dog food to help keep a Briard in top health. Spot and Tango use only USDA certified and regionally sourced beef so you know for sure your Briard can always get great dog food. Spot and Tango makes dog food that does not have hormones or preservatives and is just the very best ingredients. Using Spot and Tango dog food for your overweight Briard will guarantee it eats the high quality food. Spot and Tango use the very best carbohydrates to make sure your dog will not have unnecessary fillers in their diet. Eating the fruit and carbohydrates in Spot and Tango dog food can help your Briard maintain their ideal weight.


Quality is important when considering dog food for an overweight Briard. A healthy dog food should contain high amounts of protein and limited pound-packing corn and grain fillers. At Spot and Tango, we recognize the need for fresh, healthy meals for your Briard. Our ready-to-serve meals are cooked in small batches to preserve nutrients and flavor and include all-natural ingredients including beef, lamb, turkey, eggs, spinach, carrots, cranberries, blueberries, apple cider vinegar and safflower oil. It’s important to us to use only locally sourced ingredients, free from artificial additives, preservatives and fillers. These nutrient-packed, human-grade ingredients can provide a variety of health benefits for your Briard including building immunity, strengthening muscles, improving digestion, alleviating arthritis and relieving allergies. Choosing the right food for your dog can be confusing, especially if your Briard is overweight, so we’ve created an online quiz to help customize meals for your Briard based on weight, activity level and other physical characteristics. Your customized dog food for an overweight Briard will be delivered straight to your door, free of charge. Give your dog the gift of fresh and healthy food. Start your order with Spot and Tango today.