User Information, Copyright and Disclaimer

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This Briard Database is dedicated to all Briard enthusiasts and particularly breeders. Information stored therein is obtained from:

This is a non-commercial service. Using the database and providing entries are and will remain free of charge.

The Briard Database is intended to be a "living" source of information. Any Briard owner or breeder is invited to enter, correct and complete the information therein.

It was inspired by the Briard Pedigree Finder on The Briard Homepage. Being a part of the web presence of "Briards aus dem Barnimer Land", the database was submitted to an Open Content license.


Copyright (c) 2005 Petra Friede-Bez & Thomas Bez
Copyright (c) 2007 Thomas Bez

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this database under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with the Invariant Sections being "Briard Database under Open Content license" and "Copyright", each of those in German and English language.

A copy of the license is included in the page entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".

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Copyright explanation

See "Preamble" paragraph of the license text for more information.

Every changed or unchanged version of the database has to be put under GNU FDL in turn. This guarantees that


The Briard Pedigree Finder is a great idea and a very useful tool. Unfortunately, it is updated only sparsely and, worse, there is no way for an average user to submit own information. The site operator does not respond to any enquiries.

We took up the idea, analysed the Briard Pedigree Finder website and built an equivalent database from scratch. Database search has been complemented by analysis functions relevant for breeders.

Numerous new entries have been added and many existing entries have been checked and updated.


The software is a proprietary product. Development started in 2005. Its core part comprises of about 40 PHP, HTML and CSS files with in total about 20.000 lines of code. Dynamic data is stored in a MySQL database.

Multilingual texts of the user interface are extracted automatically from an Excel file. Translation to another local language causes relatively low efforts.

Javascript is used in some places to increase the browsing comfort but is not necessary for the basic functionality to work. The pages are tested for with Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer.


Information in this database is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. We take no responsibility for any errors or inaccuracies, you use the information on your own risk.The database may be changed or updated without notice. We may also make changes in the service, interrupt or close the service at any time without notice.

In no event shall we be liable for any damages whatsoever, including financial damages, arising out of or related to the database or the information contained in it.

There is no entitlement to put entries into the database. Deletion or change of entries may only be claimed if the information:

Enquiries for deletion or change of entries have to be sent to the database operator named in the imprint.

If you enter information into the database or if you upload pictures, please note that all data provided will be subject to the copyright rules described above. By filling in the submission form or by uploading pictures you declare your consent with the publication rules of this database.

Users are only allowed to publish their own pictures in the Briard Database. When a user uploads a picture he assures to be holder of the Copyright on this picture.