Welcome to the MOBC Website
One of the oldest regional Briard clubs in existence, the Michigan-Ohio Briard Club (MOBC) was formed in 1988 by a very small, but dedicated group of breed enthusiasts residing in the Detroit and Toledo areas. We are a non-profit club dedicated to preserving and protecting the Briard, an ancient French herding dog, and to fostering cooperation and friendship among individuals in the region who love the breed.
The Michigan-Ohio Briard Club was the first regional Briard club to hold an independent regional specialty under the aegis of the Briard Club of America (BCA), our parent club. True to its trailblazing history, the MOBC also sought out breed specialists from both the United States and Europe to judge our dogs at these regional events. The MOBC has continued a tradition of high quality regional events, both independent and in conjuction with all-breed shows.
It would be a mistake, however, to conclude that the sole function of the MOBC is that of "putting on dog shows." Our members enjoy activities with their Briards as diverse as therapy work in nursing centers and hospitals, tracking, agility, obedience and just hanging out on the couch together. We celebrate all of these endeavors equally, and the diversity of such activity demonstrates the amazing versatility of the Briard, truly "a heart wrapped in fur."
We invite anyone who shares our love of the Briard to join us.