This French sheepdog is one example of a briard.
briard definition by Webster's New World
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any of a breed of large dog with a coarse, bushy coat and erect ears
Origin: French ; from adjective , of Brie from source Brie, region in France
briard definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Any of an ancient French breed of sturdily built, rough-coated dogs.
Origin: French, from Brie, a region of northern France.