Briards and Dog Sports
A well bred Briard is a delight to see partaking in all sorts of sports. They excel at sports such as Herding, Lure Coursing, Weight Pull, Tracking, Obedience and Agility. More and more Briards are taking part in these sports. Working with your Briard nourishes that very special relationship between owner and dog. Teamwork and mutual respect go a long way in creating a successful working relationship.
There are only two DUAL Champions of the breed
Dual Ch (Herding) Cacharel Utzano HSAs HSCs HICs HXCs
Dual Ch (Tracking) Trilby Fitz The Bill CD RAE PT ET
Dual Ch (H) Cacharel Utzano HSAs HSCs HICs HXCs
'Moose' was the first dog of any breed in Australia to earn titles on Herding C course. He was also the first dog of any breed in Qld to earn his Dual Championship (Herding). He had an illustrious career in herding and won many High in Trial awards both in Qld and Victoria.
He was owned, bred, handled and trained by Anne & Carl Mitchell.
Dual Ch (T) Trilby Fitz The Bill CD RAE PT ET
'Billy' earned his Dual Championship from tracking. He was also titled in Rally, Endurance and Herding. A truly versatile Briard.
Bred by Irena Schneider and trained and handled by Jessie Hughes and Lynne Webster
MBIS Ch Cacharel Steppin Out HSCs HICs HXCs
'Bruno' was a multiple Best in Show winning Briard who loved to herd. He came into the sport after retiring from the showring. He was sired by Picador Xtra Peer Gynt at Cacharel' - the same as Herd Ch Moose.
owned bred trained by C & A Mitchell
Ch Cacharel How Do Ewe Like This HIAs HSAsd
'Maya' is the only Briard in Australia to have herding titles on ducks. She also has Herding titles on sheep - clever girl. She also shone in the show ring being a multiple Best in Group winner.
Owned & Bred by C & A Mitchell
Ch O'Neills de la Manoliere (imp France) JC
'Neills' excels at fast things ! He loves Lure Coursing, Sprint Dog and Weight Pull. Lots more to come for this boy.
bred by C Duval owned by C & A Mitchell
Ch Cacharel Oilibhear JC HT
Junior Courser & Herding Tested
'Digger' also loves to chase and excels at Lure Coursing and Sprintdog. He can also ride a skateboard !
Bred by C & A Mitchell owned / trained by Ronnie & Petra Trapp
Ch Cacharel Now See This JC
'Reeba' at full stretch
Rass Select Ch Trilby Lulu Bear HSAs HSCs HICs
Lulu was a very special Briard. She went to the USA with her owner to learn ' boundary work' ie C Course. She competed over there and earned her Herding Started C Course. She also competed in A Course and won High in Trial (Sheep) at the USA Briard Nationals ably handled by Mary Weir. Lulu was a village dog with many people involved in her travels and training. It was a true testament to her temperament and breeding. On her return to Australia she continued to compete and finished one point short of her Advanced Title. Bred by Irena Schneider and owned / trained by Anne & Carl Mitchell
Ch Gangsters Paradise Moravia Campanella HSAs (imp Czech)
'Jimmy'. Came in to herding at an older age and really enjoyed using his natural talent. He was also very successful in the showing being a multiple Best in Group winner.
Bred by Pavla Firlova and owned by M & J Sach and C & A Mitchell
Ch Cacharel Moving Picture ET
'Jilly'. An Endurance Test involves a 20klm run for the dog at a steady 10klm / per hour. The handler rides a bike or jogs alongside the dog. The test is broken into 3 sections of 8 klms and 2 x 6klms with a short rest in between each. The dogs are vet checked every break for heart rate, body temperature and condition of pads. If at any stage the conditions are not met the dog is vetted out. At the completion of the 20klms there is a short obedience test to check the dogs' compliance and willingness to work
Bred & owned by C & A Mitchell
Ch Marashar Black Mail
'Cannon'. In the very early days of agility
Bred by M Thomas owned by C & A Mitchell