Grand basset griffon vendéen
Francia FCI 33 . Small-sized Hounds

Grand basset griffon vendéen

The Grand basset griffon vendéen is tenacious, brave and a little stubborn.

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History

The Grand basset griffon vendéen have been through more than 400 years of evolution to produce today's French hounds.

In general, French hounds were developed into the breeds that they are today training to suit the particular needs of their geographic areas. The dense region, The thorny and rocky Vendéée required a tough breed of dog with mental and physical stamina and a coat that would resist brambles.. In addition, lower-class hunters who did not own horses needed a slower hound to keep up. His solution was to shorten the dog's legs and, through evolution and breeding, a short dog was created. At the end of the 19th century, the Grand basset griffon vendéen, combining rusticity and a shortened leg, had evolved as part of the basset breeds of France.

Working more on producing the exact size and proportions needed to hunt different game animals, the Vendeen Griffon Club, founded in 1907, recognized two varieties of Basset Griffon Vendéen, the Grand basset griffon vendéen and the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen.

In the decade of 1950, the Grand basset griffon vendéen was separated on its own standard and considered a separate breed, although the miscegenation between basset vendeano “Grand” and the “Petit” not banned until 1977.

The first selections were made in the late 19th century by the Earl of Elva, who was looking for straight-legged dogs, but it was Paul Dezamy who established the type. He had understood that to catch a moving hare you needed dogs of a certain size, that he fixed on some 43 centimeters.

Nowadays it is used for rifle hunting and can hunt all furry animals, from the hare to the wild boar. A herd of Grand basset griffon vendéen won the 5th European Hare Championship.

Photo: Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen in Tallinn duo CACIB, 17-18 Aug 2013, handler competition by Tomasyna, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

The Grand basset griffon vendéen it is a well balanced, heavily built, an olfactory hound with a friendly and noble character. It is medium size, with straight legs and deep chest. It is longer than high, with a moderately long muzzle, long ears and a long tail.

His neck is moderately long and strong, his noble head with mustache and beard, and is crowned by long protective eyebrows. Its structure was designed to hunt rabbits and hares, at a rapid pace through the brambles, protected with his long eyebrows, and on the rugged terrain of the Vendée area in France.

He is a brave hunter, passionate and very skilled that nowadays he is used to hunting not only rabbit and hare but also wild boar and roe deer. It is active, possesses great stamina for a full day of hunting and uses his voice freely while on the trail.

Any feature that detracts from functionality is a serious fault.

Character and skills

The calm and docile demeanor of the Grand basset griffon vendéen makes them excellent companions and house dogs. Prepare to give him plenty of exercise. They won't thrive like a couch dog. They should have a fenced area to exercise, since these hunting dogs can't resist the urge to chase. They are sturdy and do not slow down with age, so plan to maintain your exercise routine until adolescence.

You should be aware that like all hounds, the Grand basset griffon vendéen generally has a high prey drive and will follow its nose wherever it goes. Not only is a fence necessary and / or a strap, it is also required to train a constant memory from childhood. Another feature of the Grand basset griffon vendéen is your free use of voice; no amount of training will stop this chatty. If you don't like your dog talking to you, this breed may not be for you.

Health

As in all races, there may be some health problems. Some dogs may face these health challenges in their lives, but most of the Grand basset griffon vendéen they are healthy dogs. Working with a responsible breeder, those who wish to own a dog of this breed, they can get the information they need to learn about the specific health problems of this hound. Good breeders use genetic testing of their breeders to reduce the likelihood of disease in their puppies.

Recommended health tests for this breed:

  • Hip evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist evaluation
  • Cardiac examination
  • Patella evaluation
  • Thyroid evaluation
  • Characteristics "Grand basset griffon vendéen"

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    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 33
    • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds
    • Section 1.3: Small-sized hound-type dogs.. With proof of work..

    Federations:

    • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.3: Small-sized Hounds.
    • Central Canine Society

    FCI breed standard "Grand basset griffon vendéen"

    FCIFCI - Grand basset griffon vendéen
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    Alternative names:

      1. Basset Griffon Vendéen (Petite), PBGV (English).
      2. Grand basset griffon vendéen (French).
      3. Briquet Griffon Vendéen, Großer Basset Griffon Vendéen (German).
      4. (em francês: Grand basset griffon Vendéen) (Portuguese).
      5. GBGV (Spanish).
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