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Basset Griffon Vendeen (Grand)
Basset Griffon Vendeen (Grand)

Country of Origin: France

Group: Scenthounds and Related Breeds

Section: Scenthounds

Original Function: trailing hare

Todays Function: companion, hunting

Dimension Male: 40-44 cm

Dimension Female: 39-43 cm

Weight Male: 17-18 kg

Weight Female: 17-18 kg

Litter Size: 4-6 puppies

Life span: 11-14 years

Other Names: Grand Basset Griffon VendeEn

Colors: White, with any combination of lemon, orange, sable, grizzle or black markings. tricolour.

Living: This breed of petit basset griffon vendeen is a very active indoors or outdoors dog, and can live in

Recognized: FCI


Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are, in size, the big brother to the more well-known Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen. They have many similarities. The biggest difference is in height, head size, and length of ears.�Actually,�in France there are 4 breeds of the Griffon Vendeens, all of�different sizes. The�Grand Griffon Vendeen, the Briquet Griffon Vendeen, and the two Basset types. Not many generations back,�the two Basset types were same breed-the Basset Griffon Vendeen. The Grand Basset is a happy and confident dog with lots of�personality,�but most of all he is a hunter.


The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen are very devoted�family pets,�adore�children, are a little bit reserved towards strangers,�are good watch dogs, but�cannot be used as guard dogs. They are charming, clever, and eager, but also�stubborn and with a mind of their own.�So, in training your Grand you have to be very consistent-firm but�with a gentle hand.�


Long Daily walks required. They are very energetic dogs and do not stay still for long. They love hunting.


Unless your Grand is dirty or smells bad, you don"t need to bath him; it will only make his coat soft and take out the natural dirt resistance. The Grand needs a good combing once a week, and a trimming�at least once or twice a year to keep his coat in go


Major concerns: none

Minor concerns: otitis externa, CHD

Occasionally seen: meningitis, patellar luxation, epilepsy

Suggested tests: hip,