The Briquet Griffon Vendéen is a breed of dog originating from France, more precisely from the Vendée region.
The Griffon Vendéen Lighter is medium in size. Males typically measure between 48 and 53 cm at the shoulder, while females are slightly smaller, measuring between 46 and 51 cm. The average weight generally varies between 18 and 20 kg.
The Briquet Griffon Vendéen has a hard, dense coat, giving a rustic appearance. Coat color can vary, but is often tri-colored with shades of black, white, and tan.
The head is rather broad with dark, expressive eyes. The ears are set low, long, and carried drooping. The muzzle is of medium length.
The Briquet Griffon Vendéen is known for his energetic, courageous and determined personality. It is an avid hunting dog, used primarily for tracking small game, such as hares and foxes. They are renowned for their endurance and ability to work in difficult terrain. Outside of hunting, they are described as loving and loyal companions.
As a hunting dog, the Briquet Griffon Vendéen has substantial exercise needs. He likes to be active and needs mentally and physically stimulating activities. Regular walks, play sessions and the opportunity to run in a safe space are important to meet his needs.
The Briquet Griffon Vendéen is generally a robust breed, but like all breeds, it can be prone to certain health conditions. Regular care, a balanced diet and visits to the veterinarian are essential to maintain health.