This French sheepdog is one example of a briard.
any of a breed of large dog with a coarse, bushy coat and erect ears
Origin of briardFrench ; from adjective , of Brie from source Brie, region in France
A dog of a large breed developed in medieval France for herding and guarding, having a long coarse coat that is black, gray, or tawny.
Origin of briardFrench, from Brie, a region of northern France.