Post # 1
We want To Get either a wheaten or Briard. we don’t know much about the Briard can anyone give us any advice? The 2 breeds look similar. We were sold on the wheaten but the breeder won’t email back :((( so looking at other options in case she doesn’t.
Post # 3
We have a Wheaten Terrier and also had a Briard puppy for a very short few weeks (he had health problems & had to go back to the breeder). A few cautionary notes for both breeds: are you pretty experienced with dog training? Both can be very challenging breeds & need a lot of training & supervision. Briards are a protective breed and if not properly socialized and trained, can have aggression issues.
Wheatens are terriers and need a very securely fenced yard. I am obsessed with our Wheaten Terrier- he’s so loving & funny & energetic.. but I always tell people I would never get another one or recommend the breed to friends.. they’re not always easy dogs! Leash training is a nightmare & he can get nippy sometimes with other dogs or sometimes people he doesn’t like.
If you’re fine with a big dog (which you must be if you’re considering a Briard!), I would 100% go with a Goldendoodle. Ours has the most incredible temperament, is really smart, playful and learns very very quickly- he’s a really ‘easy’ dog.
When we have both dogs out, people always love our Goldendoodle & ask a million questions about him. Ours is a cross between a Standard Poodle & an English Cream Golden Retreiver. He looks almost exactly like our Wheaten, just much bigger!
Feel free to PM me if you want anymore info on wheatens, goldendoodles or our breeder. : )
Post # 4
Here’s a picture of both of our kiddos… love them so much!
Just in case someone needs it – Wheaten Terrier on the left, Goldendoodle on the right
Post # 5
I’m not familiar with either breed, but have you tried calling the breeder? In my experience some are just absolutely terrible with responding to emails, especially if they’re busy on the weekends with shows. I had two take over a month to respond to me when I was looking for a cardigan.
Post # 6
@fmls: I agree. Both are a lot of dog so you have to be really committed. If it’s your first dog, do as much research as humanly possible. I have experience with both breeds. Both can be a wonderful breed IF they are properly trained/understood.
Post # 7
@fmls: I love your dogs! We currently have a schnauzer so I can attest to a terrier’s tendency to be “difficult” dogs but gosh I love them, those faces! But I have to admit, I adore goldendoodles, the first time I saw one years ago, I stopped on a busy street, jumped out of the car & ran up to the owner to ask about their dog. I would like a smaller one and yours looks perfect. How’s the shedding? After losing our pug last year, I swore I would never get another shedder unless I live in a farm house. Our schnauzer doesn’t shed at all 🙂
@nearlymarriedlass: I voted Wheaten although I also love Briards, they are beautiful (like a big giant schnauzer!) but also challenging. I would prefer challenging in a smaller package.
Post # 8
@fmls: omg they are beautiful dogs! both of them ! thanks for the tip ill have a look into breeders for your goldendoodle now! (love the breed name too haha!!! 🙂 )
yes i hear they are a handful to train, we are VERY determined to train them right with consistancy. im lucky as i can take my dog to work with me and train him throughout the day (i work alone in my office). we have had labs/retrievers before but they were so well behaved haha
@MaggieF: awww my husbands parents have a schnauzer called Fletcher, hes awesome!!
thanks for your input ladies!!!