Your favourite AKC dog breed is the black Briard. The Briard has a strong character and is happiest leading an active life. This big dog thinks for himself, so training may take patience. Like most sheepdogs, Briards are wary of strangers: canine or human. The Briard is a member of the Herding Group and was first recognised by the AKC in 1928. This dog is also called Berger de Brie. Famous Briards include: "Tramp" from My Three Sons, "Jasper" from Bachelor Father, "Buck" from Married with Children, "Reno" from Top Dog and "Rosie" from Dennis the Menace. This is the perfect breed gift, telling all about Briards. A great dog lover gift on a t shirt, hoodie, mug, sticker, magnet, button, ornament - makes a great Briard Christmas gift.