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Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen

Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen

The Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen is a breed of dog originating from France, more precisely from the Vendée region.

The Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen is of medium size. Males generally measure between 39 and 43 cm at the withers, while females measure between 39 and 43 cm. The average weight generally varies between 18 and 20 kg.

The coat is dense, harsh, and disheveled. The coat can be a variety of colors, including tricolor (white with black and fawn markings), bicolor (white and orange), fawn with black markings along the back, or fawn with black markings.

The head is proportionate to the body, with a broad skull and a well-defined stop. The eyes are medium sized, dark, with a soft, lively expression. The ears are set low, long, with slightly rounded tips.

The Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen is renowned for its sociable, courageous and energetic character. It is an exceptional hunting dog, used primarily for tracking small game, including rabbits and hares.

He is also described as being friendly towards his family, intelligent and having a cheerful nature. He can live with other dogs and get along well with children.

As a hunting dog, the Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen needs regular exercise to stay mentally stimulated and physically fit. Active walks, play sessions and the opportunity to follow trails are recommended to meet their energy needs.

This breed is generally robust and healthy. As with all breeds, regular care, a balanced diet and visits to the veterinarian are necessary to maintain health.

The Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen is appreciated for its lively personality, resistance and hunting skills. Its rustic appearance and friendly nature also make it an excellent family companion. As a companion dog, it requires early socialization and consistent training.

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