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Briquet Griffon Vendeen
Briquet Griffon Vendeen

Country of Origin: France

Group: Scenthounds and Related Breeds

Section: Scenthounds

Original Function: hunting

Todays Function: tracker, gundog and family pet

Dimension Male: 50-55 cm

Dimension Female: 48-53 cm

Weight Male: 16-24 kg

Weight Female: 16-24 kg

Litter Size: 4-7 puppies

Life span: 12 years

Other Names: Medium Vendeen Griffon, Briquet, Griffon Vendeen

Colors: White/orange, white/gray, black/tan, tricolored, solid fawn, solid orange, solid gray, solid light b

Living: The briquet griffon vendeen adapts to city life very easily and will fit into an urban environment a



The Briquet Griffon Vendeen is a medium-sized dog with a notable shaggy white coat. "Briquet" translates to medium-sized and the Vendeen Griffon is a pouplar companion dog throughout Europe. It is a harmonious and level-headed dog that is distinguished from other sizes because of its rather stocky construction. The Briquet Griffon Vendeen first appeared mostly in France at around 1946 after several wars that lost the breed in the European dog circles temporarily. The dog has been used as a team dog for hunting wild boar, and a team of Briquets won the trophy of France on roe deer in 1995.


Briquet Griffon Vendeens are alert, active, decisive, intense and enthusiastic. Sure to warm any heart, this breed is courageous and good natured, though a few have been known to be a little snappy. Briquets are difficult to handle with training, though, as they are instinctively independent and single minded. They make reasonably good watchdogs, and are generally good with children. Briquets tend to dig.


The Briquet Griffon Vendeen requires regular exercise and they will have a high energy level throughout the day. If they are left alone for extended periods of time they will become restless and bored. The ideal workout for these dogs is a long walk or jog, followed by games played in the park. The Briquet Griffon Vendeen fares well with dog toys such as balls, Frisbees, and other accessories. They are naturally curious and have a steady level of energy for a variety of activities.


The Briquet Griffon Vendeen is a light shedder and would require very little maintenance. Coat trimming is not necessary even on show dogs. A once a week thorough brushing of the dense coat would be sufficient to remove burrs and clinging dirt. The brushi


Major concerns: none

Minor concerns: otitis externa, CHD

Occasionally seen: meningitis, patellar luxation, epilepsy

Suggested tests: hip