|The Briard is an ancient French breed of herding dog. Many years
ago, the French devised a naming system for this breed. This
nomenclature applies a certain letter of the alphabet to each year.
In 1973 this system was revised to recycle every 20 years.
To do so, 6 letters were dropped. This 20 year Briard naming cycle
excludes the following letters:
K - Q - W - X - Y - Z
|Not every Briard owner or Briard breeder apply this nomenclature
to the dogs that they own and/or have bred. In many European
countries, litters are named according to that litter. If it is the first
litter for that breeder, than the letter "A" is used to name all of the
puppies within that litter. Their second litter puppies will have
names beginning with a "B", their third litter a "C", on so on.
|To provide some clarity for this Briard Nomenclature, the
following chart has been compiled. This chart will show which
letter of the alphabet will be used for each year.
To use this chart effectively, follow the directions below.
|To find which letter of the alphabet that would apply to a certain year:
|NAMES FOR DOGS
|If you would like some help finding names beginning with a certain
letter of the alphabet, we have included an extensive list here.
To view, save or print out a list of names for a certain letter, just click
on that letter from the listing below:
|Total of 9247 names