Grand basset griffon vendéen

region France
cut F 60-65cm / M 62-68cm
weight 30-35kg
hair  long, tousled
dress solid color (yellow, hare fawn, white/grey), two-tone (white/orange, white/black, white/hare fawn, white/grey, white/fire red) or tricolor (white/black/fire red, white / hare fawn /fire red, white/grey/fire red)
head elongated
eyes Deep, dark and closed gaze
ear narrow, set below the line of the eyes and extending at least to the tip of the nose
tail relatively long, set high, thick at the root and gradually tapering towards the tip
behaviour Robust, stubborn, quite endearing, he has very little tendency to grab or bite
federation FCI Nomenclature Group 6, Section 1, No. 282
Care: not very easy to care for, brush and comb daily Utility: good companion dog and hunting dog Life expectancy: 11 - 12 years
The Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen is a descendant of the Grand Griffon Vendéen and was created at the end of the 19th century by the Count of Elve. From the middle of the 20th century, we can speak of a consolidated homogeneous breed which was and is still used above all for hare hunting. It comes in two variants defined by the size difference.