Briard Nomenclature
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:
1. Drop the first two digits of that year.
                     ( 2005 = 05)
2. Of the two remaining digits, find the
0             along side "A" of the chart.
3. Find the last digit
5 across the top
of        the chart "
B". Follow each digit
across     and down to their intersection.
This
corresponding letter will be the letter
which will be used for naming Briards
for that year.
B
0   1   2    3   4   5   6   7    8    9
R
S
T
U
V
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
L
M
N
O
P
R
S
T
U
V
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
L
M
N
O
P
R
S
T
U
V
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
L
M
N
O
P
R
S
T
U
V
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
L
M
N
O
P
R
S
T
U
V
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
L
M
N
O
P
0
1
2
A
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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:
A
H
O
U
= 160 names
= 910 names
= 268 names
= 211 names
B
I
P
V
= 256 names
= 480 names
= 284 names
= 243 names
C
J
Q
W
= 141 names
= 525 names
= 561 names
= 44 names
D
K
R
X
= 416 names
= 416 names
= 438 names
= 19 names
E
L
S
Y
= 537 names
= 443 names
= 557 names
= 79 names
F
M
T
Z
= 78 names
= 774 names
= 414 names
= 322 names
G
N
= 379 names
= 292 names
Total of 9247 names