Long-haired french shepherd dog (BRIE DOG)
Pattern entered in the FCI register under the number 113a (15. I. 1964 r.)
They are similar to the Belgian Shepherd Dog: Shorthair French Shepherd Dog - de Beauce, beauceron (FCI entry 44), Pyrenean Sheepdog - des Pyrenees (FCI entry 141) and picard (FCI entry 176). The Pyrenean Sheepdog is not to be confused with a large Pyrenean Sheepdog. I give the entire pattern for the Brie Shepherd Dog, because he appeared more often in Poland and in neighboring countries.
General impression. Country type dog, agile, muscular, proportionally built, lively and lively.
Head. Strong, quite long, frontal edge marked equidistant from the top of the head to the tip of the nose. Decorated with hair forming a beard, mustache and eyebrows covering the eyes. The muzzle is neither narrow nor pointed. The nose is square rather than round. Always black. The forehead is slightly prominent, straight profile. Strong teeth, White, closely overlapping. Eyes set horizontally, wide open, rather large, with pupils directed towards the front, dark, with an intelligent and gentle expression. Ears set high, desirable cut and standing; not flat and rather short, if left in its natural state. For equal beauty, priority should be given to dogs with standing ears cropped.
Neck. Muscular, clearly separating from the shoulder blades.
Torso. Chest broad, deep and low overlapping. Straight back, back slightly cut.
Limbs. Muscular with strong bone, vertically positioned. Pasterns not too close to the ground and at a slight angle to the vertical of the limb. Double spurs on hind legs (dogs even very good in type, but having only single spurs cannot receive a bonus; can only receive a mention). Strong paws, rounded (intermediate between cats and hares), black claws, strong soles, palce black.
Tail. Not cut, profusely hairy, creating ,,pipe” at the end. Carried low and not turned sideways. Not reaching the ankle joint.
Robe. Long, wavy, dry (kozia).
Ointment. All solid colors are allowed, except white. Dark colors desirable.
Increase. Dogs from 62 do 68 cm, bitches from 56 do 64 cm; no minimum dimensions may be claimed for the junior class.
Non-Disqualifying Defects. Ostra dies, almond-shaped or light-colored small eye, back quite straight or very truncated, white spots on the breasts, white chest (big drawback), very short or curled tail that plays on the back, white claws.
Disqualifying Defects. Undersized growth, no spurs, head or feet covered with short hair, by nature short or clipped tail, bright nose, bright Eyes, curly hair, white paws, gray-slate-spotted ointment.
As a Franco-Belgian breed, the Bouvier des Flandres deserves a mention (FCI 191), who could be considered the cousin of the bearded giant, gray or fawn.