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Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen

Basset Griffon Vendéen (Grand), GBGV


Grand Basset Griffon Vendéens a long-backed, short legged hunting breed of dog of the hound type, originating in the Vendée region of France. They are still used today to hunt boar, deer, and to track rabbit and hare, but are more commonly kept as a domestic pet. They are pack dogs, so owners should either spend a lot of time with them or get a second dog or cat. They have a happy and confident personality, which can sometimes manifest itself as disobedience, but they are great companions.

The UK Kennel Club conducted a health survey of Basset Griffon Vendéens (Petit and Grand varieties combined) in 2004. This is apparently the only completed health survey (as of July 16, 2007) that might include Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen, but it is unclear what proportion of dogs in the survey were Grand Basset Griffon Vendéens instead of the more common Petit.

Size Medium
Height Male: 15–18 inches (39–45 cm)Female: 15–17 inches (38–44 cm)
Weight 40-44 pounds (18-20 kg)
Lifespan 12-15 years
Colors Black & Tan Black & White Fawn & Black Lemon & White Orange & White Tri-color
Origin France
Classification Purebred
Good Lapcat
Good In Apartments

Good With Children

Good With Dogs

Good With Cats

Exercise Needs




Grooming Requirements



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