Pregnancy confirmed !
Lily is expecting puppies May 7th, 2020.
All tawny puppies, please visit our litters page.

Please visit the Litters page for more information.


Did you say Handsome ? Focus on DEAUVILLE !!!

Deauville is our Sage’s son. Deauville is a truly outstanding example of the classic briard and we are proud to share him with the fancy.

We always celebrate our fabulous Sage, as multi Champion Sage, as the 2011 World Winner, All Breed BIS, multi BBE BIS, National Specialty and multi BISS Winner. Sage was ranked #1 Briard in the USA & Canada in 2009 and in 2015 he was the US Top Sire of the year. Not only a magnificent male, Sage is a true heart wrapped in fur, with a passion for loving his family (us) and ball fetching.

We live in Lehigh County in Pennsylvania. I (Odile) am French but have been living in the US since 1996. All my life has been spent with animals, with the exception of my years at the university when it was impossible to have a dog in my little apartment!

All our dogs are above all family companions and of course live in the house with us.The briard has a very strong bond with his master and needs permanent contact with him. Therefore we have a limited number of dogs and I breed at a low frequency. Our focus is on maintaining the breed characteristics and not on producing numbers. Babies are born and raised in the house, with permanent human interactions. It is a great joy to see life renew itself and watch babies develop. You can see plans or current litter under the "litters" page.

We are members of the Briard Club of America, and support the Vet School at the University of Pennsylvania. And I am an AKC Breeder of Merit.

I compete mostly in conformation activities in the US, Canada and France. I strongly believe the briard should conform to the country of origin (France) standard as well as the AKC standard and show as much as possible our dogs in France as well as in the US (or occasionally in Canada). I also take our dogs herding at two sheep farms and enjoy very much seeing them display the characteristics for which this breed was bred originally. Rebelle, Sage and Aramis, make their ancestor, Judith, a true shepherdess of her time, proud.

You can visit the page of each of our dogs to learn more about them.

Contact info:
Odile Smith
2451 Riverbend Road
Allentown, PA 18103

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