Briard puppies go through a lot of development and behavior changes before they reach the maturity age. It is very important that you go through each and every stage of their development for their well-being.
Here are the details of their development and growth stage you need to know.
Newborn Stage – 0 to 2 Weeks
Briard puppies are fully dependent on their mother and littermates until they are 2 weeks old. The puppies are born blind, deaf and cannot stimulate the human sensation.
The mother Briard will lick her puppies to clean. In addition, they will need their mother’s milk every two hours to gain weight and to fight diseases.
Transitional Stage – 2 to 4 Weeks
The transitional stage is the stage where your puppy starts doing the ‘firsts’ of everything. Briard puppies start wagging their tail, try to move away from the sleeping area, and even bark for the first time.
Briard puppies will now know what their mother and littermates look like. Furthermore, they will start playing with you and their playmates. The puppies may even try to steal their mother’s food from the bowl.
Socialization Stage – 4 to 12 Weeks
Socialization is a very important part of a pup’s life. All puppies should be socialized at an early age to grow positive attitude within themselves. Moreover, by the fifth week, the Briard puppies will get more aware of the surrounding and people living with them.
You should start training the puppies when the reach eight weeks old. They will be mature enough to understand the basic training you teach them. Briard puppies will start liking human interactions which means you should spend more time with them to create a strong bond.
Briard puppies might go through ‘fear stage’ during these weeks. Therefore, Briard puppies will need a lot of motivation and positive reinforcement during the fear stage.
Ranking Stage – 3 to 6 Months
Ranking stage is where the Briard puppies are mostly affected by their playmates and human friends. Furthermore, in this stage they will be mature enough to differentiate between dominance and submission.
From 12 to 16 week onwards, your Briard puppies will start losing their puppy face and will become more like a younger version of themselves. Teething starts from this stage, which is a sign that they are in need of more chewing toys and bones.
Adolescence – 6 to 18 Months
From this stage on, your Briard puppies are no more a puppy. They are now a grown puppy and will reach two-third of their adult weight.
By this period, your Briard puppies grow more confident and independent and may want to challenge you. Moreover, they will start developing sexual desires from this phase.
When Should You Vaccinate Your Briard Puppy?
|6 to 8 Weeks||Distemper, parvovirus|
|10 to 12 Weeks||DHPP (vaccines for parvovirus, adenovirus (hepatitis) distemper, parinfluenza.|
|16 to 18 Weeks||DHPP, rabies|
|Every 1 to 2 Years||DHPP|
|Every 1 to 3 Years||Rabies as required by law.|
How Much Do Puppy Vaccination Cost?
Puppy vaccination usually cost between $75 – $100.
Which Diseases Does Vaccines Prevent?
- Canine distemper
- Kennel cough
- Canine parvovirus
All in all, enjoy your Briard puppyhood while it lasts.
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