Club Ojectives

As outlined in our club's constitution, the Michigan-Ohio Briard Club exists to:

  • Promote a closer relationship among Briard owners, breeders and fanciers in the Michigan-Ohio area.
  • Promote the betterment of the Breed and a closer adherence to the standard of the Breed as approved by the American Kennel Club.
  • Do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the Breed by encouraging sportsmanlike competition at AKC events.
  • Promote and support the ideals, activities and interests of the American Kennel Club and the Briard Club of America.
  • Enhance the knowledge of the membership about the Briard through various educational events.

  • The Michigan-Ohio Briard Club was the first regional Briard club to hold an independent regional specialty under the aegis of the Briard Club of America (BCA), our parent club. True to its trailblazing history, the MOBC also sought out breed specialists from both the United States and Europe to judge our dogs at these regional events. The MOBC has continued a tradition of high quality regional events, both independent and in conjuction with all-breed shows.

    It would be a mistake, however, to conclude that the sole function of the MOBC is that of "putting on dog shows." Our members enjoy activities with their Briards as diverse as therapy work in nursing centers and hospitals, tracking, agility, obedience, lure coursing, dock diving, and just hanging out on the couch together. We celebrate all of these endeavors equally, and the diversity of such activity demonstrates the amazing versatility of the Briard, truly "a heart wrapped in fur."

    Our members are involved with Briard rescue and our medical trust. The club fundraises for research into canine diseases that affect Briards, research that ultimately improves the health of all dogs.

    We have a passion for all things Briard! We invite anyone who shares our love of the breed to join us.

    Past Club Activites

    The club's activities support our mission of promoting an appreciation of this unique breed. We have organized and provided hospitality for supported entries at all-breed shows and at our annual regional specialty. The club has also hosted several Briard Club of America national specialties, attracting large numbers of Briard entries from all areas of the United States and Canada.

    The club strives for a mix of events: in addition to planning and hosting shows, the club has also conducted herding instinct tests to introduce members and their dogs to herding and we have held seminars on grooming, handling, and basic training techniques. Additionally, we have held fun fairs and matches, agility and obedience run throughs, and picnics and other fun events that aid Briard owners in the very necessary socialization of young Briards.