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Grand Griffon Vendéen
Francia FCI 282 - Large-sized Hounds

Grand Griffon Vendéen

The Grand Griffon Vendéen he is a dog of great character, beautiful cloak and dreamy look. It is a pity its little diffusion.


History Grand Griffon Vendéen

In the beginning, there was only the Greater Vendean. This one belonged to a variety of short-coated Vendean dogs., descendants of the ″scribes″ (so named because one of the original kennels was the king's clerk) or of the king's white dogs. Regarding its origin, neither can we fail to point out the Basset Fauve de Bretagne, since these are an essential part of the lineage of the ″scribe dog″. The missing gray of Saint-Louis and Bresse grifones (descendants of Segussian ancestors) also contributed to the creation of Grand Griffon Vendéen.

There are also several other breeds of griffons from the Vendée, all of them smaller: the Briquet Griffon Vendéen, y el Grand y Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen. Related breeds of Griffon include the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne, the Griffon Bleu de Gascogne and the Griffon Nivernais.

Physical Characteristics Gran Griffon Vendeano

This is an ancient breed animal, French type, receptive and determined, distinguished in its forms and movements. It is of well proportioned construction, robust, no appearance of heaviness.

SIZE: Height to the cross: In males, of 62 – 68 cm., In females, of 60 – 65 cm..

Character and abilities Grand Griffon Vendéen

It is docile, though willful and passionate. Must be well trained.
It is an energetic dog with a passion for hunting that needs space and a lot of physical exercise.: you are strongly discouraged from living in the city. Character is balanced, However, training should be carried out from a very early age as it is considered difficult due to its very firm character: booster must be purchased very soon.

It has a very good nose and a beautiful bark. Applied to follow the footstep, does not refuse to enter the undergrowth and prefers large territories.
Before it was used to hunt wolves and now it is used to hunt wild boars.

Grand Griffon Vendéen Care

The mantle of Grand Griffon Vendéen requires daily attention because it can easily become tangled.

Videos of the Great Basset Griffon Vendean

Great Basset Griffon Vendeano

Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen / Breed of dog

Type and recognitions:

  • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
  • Section 1.1: Large-sized hound-type dogs.. With proof of work..


  • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.1: Large-sized Hounds.
  • Central Canine Society

FCI breed standard "Grand Griffon Vendéen"

FCIFCI - Grand Griffon Vendéen

Alternative names:

1. Large Vendéen Griffon (English).
2. grand griffon vendéen (French).
4. Grand griffon Vendéen (Portuguese).
5. Grifón vandeano grande (español).

source: fci
Photos: A large Vendée griffon by Canarian, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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