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”

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Grand basset griffon vendéen” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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    Apartment ⓘ

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    Grooming ⓘ

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    Stranger Friendly ⓘ

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    intelligence ⓘ

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    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 33
    • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
    • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.3: Small-sized Hounds. With working trial.

    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”
    Great Basset Griffon Vendean FCI

    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).

    Hellenic Hound
    Grecia FCI 214 - Medium-sized Hounds

    Hellenic Hound

    It stands out for its particularly harmonious voice.

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    History

    The Hellenic Hound has ancient origins, since their ancestors were already present ago 3.000 years on the Peloponnese Peninsula in southern Greece. These animals with their remarkable sense of smell were then known as “Lakonikoi Kynes”, which can be translated as the “Laconian hunting dog”.

    They spread overland to the Balkan Mountains, where they crossed with the local dogs. At the same time, Greek sailors often took them on their adventures, which allowed them to leave their mark in many areas of the Mediterranean, where various crossbreeds with native dogs gave rise to many new breeds of hunting dogs, as the Beagle.

    Few races were introduced in the isolated mountains of southern Greece and thus few crosses were made.. The breed remained unchanged for centuries, which explains why its modern appearance is close to that of ancient times. However, there is a big difference in their fur: often tricolor in the past, now it must be black and tan. Tricolor individuals still exist, but they are not recognized by the standards and therefore cannot be officially considered as Hellenic Hound.

    Numerous writings dating back to ancient Greece mention that this dog has unmatched qualities for hunting in the scrubland and in the arid and difficult terrain of the Peloponnese.. Their exceptional sense of smell and their ability to return rabbits to their families explain the success they have always had in the region. It was also used to attack large game animals (Deer, wild boar…), as evidenced by some frescoes and ceramics dating from almost 2000 years.

    Some say these dogs were also used by the military, but it seems likely that it is a confusion with the “molosoides”, whose size was much more impressive. On the other hand, there is evidence that in recent conflicts with Turkey they were used as messenger dogs.

    The Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), that federates the national organizations of some 100 countries, recognized the Hellenic Hound in 1959. It wasn't until almost 50 years later, in 2006 to be precise, what other major canine organization, the United Kennel Club (UKC) of the United States, he did the same.

    It cannot be said that they had many emulators. In fact, its rarity means that few other institutions have done so. In particular, the Hellenic Hound It is not recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC), nor for him British Kennel Club (KC), nor for him Canadian Kennel Club (CCC).

    Photo: Hellinikos Ichnilatis, also: Griechische Brackeby Georging, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Physical characteristics “Hellenic Hound”

    The Hellenic Hound are size medium, with a vigorous and powerful overall appearance.

    His body is rectangular, its length is a 10% longer than his height at the withers. Muscular, with a straight back and a well developed chest, rests on powerful and robust legs that end in rounded legs. The tail is thick, rather short and set high. Can be worn as a saber when alert.

    His head is well proportioned, with a slightly flat skull and a slightly pronounced stop. The ears are of medium length, falls along the cheeks and has rounded tips. Brown eyes express intelligence and alertness. As for the muzzle, its length is equal to that of the skull, and ends with a very black nose.

    The Hellenic Hound they do not have undercoat, only a very short surface layer, dense and hard. The only authorized coat color is black and brown, possibly with a small white patch on the chest. The tricolor individuals (black, fire and white) were common in the past, but now they are rare, are not recognized by the breed standard and are not at all sought after.

    Last but not least, sexual dimorphism is little marked in this breed, since the male is on average slightly larger than the female.

    HEIGHT AND WEIGHT :

    Height to the cross: Males: 47-55 cm., females: 45-53 cm..

    Tolerance of more or less 2 cm..

    Weight: Of 17 a 20 kg.

    Character and skills “Hellenic Hound”

    The Hellenic Hound is happy, and for him life is a game that should not be taken seriously and should be enjoyed. Is affectionate, loyal and close to his family if they provide him with everything he needs, but is not particularly demanding in terms of care and can even be extremely independent.

    He gets along very well with children who have learned to behave respectfully towards him: they are wonderful companions for him, and vice versa. On the other hand, his patience quickly reaches its limit with younger children. In any case, regardless of race, a dog should never be left alone with a young child without adult supervision.

    As for the strangers, he doesn't especially like them, and is not deprived of making you feel barking when they approach. However, is not aggressive and does not attack if not provoked.

    On the other hand, the fact that he's used to hunting in packs for centuries explains why he generally gets along very well with his hunting companions, whether they share your home or strangers you meet on a walk. On the other hand, his predatory instinct leads him to relentlessly chase other animals; cohabitation with a cat should be avoided, a rodent or a bird, since it would have every chance to run out.

    In addition, the Hellenic Hound need a lot of exercise and feel useful. If you don't have the opportunity to exercise as you wish, can destroy what goes under their noses in the garden or at home, and possibly even find a way to escape to find a life that suits you best.

    His favorite activity is definitely hunting, allowing you to make use of your exceptional talent and athletic qualities, but a brisk walk for an hour a day can take the place of keeping busy, as long as you also have the opportunity to spend some time alone. Its endurance also makes it perfectly capable of accompanying a master athlete on long walks., bike rides or running sessions.

    However, it is advisable to always keep it on a leash when walking, since the souvenir orders, that are perfectly assimilated in the garden, can suddenly become ineffective once in nature, for example if you have sniffed the trail of a rabbit. This can be dangerous not only for the surrounding animals, but also for himself. An alternative way to allow him to run at will in isolated areas is to equip him with a GPS collar: this allows you to know where you are at all times, and therefore be successful in his recovery if he leaves when his master asks him in vain to return.

    In fact, it must be said that the Hellenic Hound is at least as independent and stubborn as intelligent. Used for centuries to hunt without instructions from his master, you don't need anyone to tell you what to do, and he's not one of those who listen if he doesn't feel like it. This makes it very difficult to educate, and even theoretically well anchored commands can be ignored at any time, especially when his hunting instinct kicks in.

    In addition, is far from motivated by dog ​​sports. Those who dream of participating in flyball competitions, agility or obedience with their partner would do better to turn to another dog. The only discipline that may interest you and allow you to exercise your talents is tracking.

    In addition, its need for space and activity makes it completely unsuitable for apartment living, or even in a residential area. You need access to a large piece of land where you can run the 24 hours of the day and lead an active life. However, for the safety of the animal, as well as for the safety of neighborhood cats or other small animals that may pass, better to have a good fence that prevents you from running blindly behind anything you might consider prey.

    At last, this breed is distinguished by its particularly loud barking, that wake up the whole neighborhood when a stranger passes by. This makes him a formidable alert dog., even a watchdog, since any malicious person would soon run away from so much noise.

    Education “Hellenic Hound”

    Like any other breed of dog, the Hellenic Hound benefits from socialization that begins at an early age and continues for many months. Allows you to get acquainted with the people who will be part of your life (friends, neighbors, postman, veterinary, etc.) but also get used to regularly meeting strangers or co-workers, as well as to face all kinds of stimuli (noises, smells, etc.) in a wide variety of places. All of this helps to gradually turn him into a balanced adult who is comfortable in all circumstances..

    However, socialization is just one aspect of education, and train a Hellenic Hound it's not easy at all. Must face an experienced teacher, able to show authority, but above all able to earn their respect by positioning themselves as a reliable leader, able to respond to your different needs. He usually does what he pleases, and although the controls are perfectly acquired, his instinct as a tracker and hunter tends to take precedence over his education, to the great despair of his family.

    This in no way means that rules should not be established, since they are necessary for any dog. So that he is at least clear about what is expected of him (although I do not always comply), must be applied consistently by all family members, and not change over time.

    Also, the fact that sometimes he forgets to obey does not mean that it does not make sense to teach him commands like the basic ones (sit down, lie, etc.) or remember.

    Walking on a leash is also one of the indispensable teachings, so you don't have to do whatever you like during the walks, that can sometimes turn into a nightmare.

    It goes without saying that traditional training methods are doomed to fail with this independent dog.. On the other hand, positive reinforcement, by allowing you to find an interest in performing a task that would otherwise seem, already much more likely to work.

    Health and care “Hellenic Hound”

    The Hellenic Hound they are very robust, as evidenced by their respectable life expectancy and the short list of diseases to which they are predisposed.

    Their lack of undercoat and short coat make them comfortable in hot climates (for example, the mediterranean guy), but they are not suitable for cold or humid regions. This is especially true as he spends most of his time outdoors..

    The main health problems that can affect the Hellenic Hound are ...:

    • Hip Dysplasia, a joint deformity that may be favored by a hereditary predisposition, that causes more or less important mobility problems;
    • dilation-torsion of the stomach, often due to too rapid ingestion of large amounts of food, that occurs when this organ folds in on itself, blocking the evacuation of gases and interrupting blood circulation. Without the prompt intervention of a veterinarian, It is fatal;
    • ear infections and other ear infections, as in any dog ​​with hanging ears, because this morphological characteristic facilitates the accumulation of dirt.

    Last but not least, the very active lifestyle of Hellenic Hound and its use for hunting makes it particularly prone to fractures, cuts and scrapes, that often go hand in hand with the great outdoors.

    Using a serious breeder is the best way to maximize your chances of adopting a puppy that is healthy and has benefited from quality socialization from its first weeks.. Must be able to present a certificate of good health signed by a veterinarian, details of the vaccinations the puppy has been given and the results of genetic tests performed on the parents, if you were careful to make sure they did not carry the gene that promotes hip dysplasia before raising them.

    Once adopted, it is important that the puppy can rest at will throughout its growth phase, which can last up to 18 or even 24 months, but also do not do too intense or prolonged activities during the growth phase. Too much stress on still fragile bones and joints may not only lead to short-term injury, but also potentially cause irreversible damage.

    Last but not least, one of the basic rules to keep your dog healthy throughout his life is to take him to the vet at least once a year for a complete checkup. This allows us to detect possible health problems, sometimes even before the first symptoms appear, and be able to treat them in the best possible conditions. In addition, this appointment is also an opportunity for the necessary vaccines to be withdrawn.

    At the same time, it is the owner's responsibility to ensure that their pet is always protected against parasites, renewing your antiparasitic treatments whenever necessary. This is particularly important for dogs that spend a lot of time outdoors..

    Maintenance and grooming “Hellenic Hound”

    The maintenance of Hellenic Hound it's extremely simple, and this is especially true of their fur. A quick brushing every week is more than enough, given the lack of undercoat, the length of the hair and the fact that the Hellenic Hound loses very little hair, even during the molting period.

    These characteristics also make it very suitable for a person allergic to dogs., although there is no breed of dog 100% hypoallergenic. This explains why it is always essential for that person to spend a few hours in the company of the animal being considered to be adopted to ensure that there is no allergic reaction..

    In addition, normally it is not necessary to bathe Hellenic Hound, unless, of course, has become particularly dirty. If this is the case, it is necessary to use a mild shampoo specifically designed for dogs, as this can damage the skin.

    Floppy ears are probably the area that requires the most attention, since its shape favors the accumulation of dirt, which can lead to the development of infections. To prevent this from happening, should be cleaned weekly with a clean cloth and dried after swimming or any long period of time in a humid environment.

    To complete the weekly grooming session, it is advisable to check that the eyes are clean, and if нет, clean the corner with a damp cloth. In particular, if you are not careful, excess tears can quickly become a nest for bacteria.

    It is also important to note that good oral hygiene is also necessary for dogs, and not only for their owners. This includes regular tooth brushing., always using a dog toothpaste. Ideally, to remove plaque and reduce the risk of tartar formation, which can be responsible for many oral problems (bad breath, caries, gingivitis…), this must be done every day. However, it is acceptable to take care of it only once a week.

    On the other hand, there is generally no need to spend time manually trimming this active dog's claws, since natural wear takes its toll. However, it is better to check them once a month, because if they get too long, can break and potentially injure you. In any case, if you hear them rubbing when on hard ground, it's a sign that they need to be trimmed.

    Whether the fur, the ears, the eyes, teeth or claws, obviously it is better to avoid mistakes and bad gestures when brushing your dog. The ideal is to learn them the first time from a professional, either a groomer or a vet. It is also a good idea to get him used to these sessions from an early age, so you don't cause problems once you reach adulthood trying to avoid them at all costs.

    In addition, it is advisable to take a time after each long time in the open (especially when hunting) to examine your body for possible parasites or spikes, but also cuts, scratches or scrapes that can become infected.

    Where to get a “Hellenic Hound”?

    The Hellenic Hound are popular with hunters in their home country and, as the only recognized Greek breed, are popular with lovers of the country's canine population. However, once they cross the country's borders, become extremely rare.

    A few specimens can be found in border countries like Macedonia, Bulgaria and Albania, but it is practically unknown in the rest of Europe.

    This is confirmed, for example, in France, where no representative of the breed has been recorded in the French Book of Origins (LOF) in the XXI century, and where no breeder is present in the country.

    In Switzerland, a little more than ten specimens are registered in the Amicus database.

    In North America, some individuals have been introduced by Greek immigrants. However, despite its recognition by the UKC, the Hellenic Hound still extremely rare, and no breeder has been registered.

    What is the price of a “Hellenic Hound”?

    Since the Hellenic Hound not very common outside your home country, turning to a Greek breeder is often the only plausible solution for anyone wanting to adopt a puppy of this breed. Local breeders usually offer their puppies for around 1000 EUR, no significant price difference between males and females.

    However, do not forget that transport and administrative costs are added to the purchase price. It is also advisable to inquire about the regulations regarding the importation of a dog from abroad, to proceed correctly and avoid unpleasant surprises.

    Characteristics “Hellenic Hound”

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Hellenic Hound” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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    Stranger Friendly ⓘ

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    Images “Hellenic Hound”

    Photos:

    1 – Hellenic Hound female by Canarian, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    2 -A Hellenic Hound (or Greek Harehound) female by Canarian, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    3 – Hellinikos Ichnilatis by Florian Bausch ([email protected]), CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    4 – Hellenic hound by https://pxhere.com/sv/photo/1149283
    5 – Hellinikos Ichnilatis by Florian Bausch ([email protected]), CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    6 – Hellenic hound by https://pxhere.com/nl/photo/1597903

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    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 214
    • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
    • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds. With working trial.

    Federations:

    • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds.
    • UKCScenthounds

    FCI breed standard “Hellenic Hound”

    “Hellenic Hound” FCI Hellenic hound FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Hellenikos Ichnilatis, Hellenic Hound, Greek Hound (English).
      2. Chien courant hellénique (French).
      3. Hellinikos Ichnilatis, Griechische Bracke (German).
      4. Hellinikos Ichnilatis (Portuguese).
      5. Hellinikos Ichnilatis, Sabueso griego (Spanish).

    Griffon Nivernais
    Francia FCI 17 - Medium-sized Hounds

    Griffon Nivernais

    Brave and vivacious, the “Griffon Nivernais” he is an obedient and loving dog. Never shy, it is not aggressive either.

    Content

    History

    These dogs were crossed with those brought from the Crusades by San Luis to give the greyhounds, probable ancestors of the Griffon Nivernais.

    They were big dogs, fine-nosed, clogged, excellent closers, very difficult to discipline, fast but tough, very scathing, specialized in strong and straight lines.

    They were highly valued at that time for hunting wolf and wild boar.. The Greyhound was very fashionable during 200 years, until the reign of Louis XI, then he was abandoned from the royal packs by Francisco I in favor of “White dog”.

    However, some knights of the “Nivernais” they kept it until the French Revolution, when the race seemed to have disappeared. A century later, the last representatives of the greyhounds, kept in the cradle of the breed, were probably crossed with “Griffons de Bresse” to give the Griffon Nivernais.

    In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, received blood from English Foxhound and Grand Griffon Vendéen to give it size and speed.

    The “Vendéen-Nivernais”, in particular, crossed paths with Bloodhound to create the Otterhound. The latter was used to soak the “Nivernais“, giving them a rustic nose and wisdom, and improved the ability to approach.

    Closer to our time, after having been through wars with difficulty, and thanks to the development of wild boar populations, their number grew steadily from the decade of 1970. More recently, some users injected blue blood to give him throat and application at work, often at the expense of his love of hunting wild boar.

    Photo: This dog is a french Griffon Nivernais by Alephalpha, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Physical characteristics “Griffon Nivernais”

    The Griffon Nivernais is recognizable in particular by its furry appearance with its long, well stocked and messy fur. This last, which is rough and hard, it is always charcoal color, namely, sandy or leonado with black spots, but there are also white hairs here and there on his fur that draw shades from light gray to dark gray.

    Sad expression, almost shy, giving dark eyes and pronounced eyebrows is also a characteristic of this breed.

    The Griffon Nivernais it is a medium-sized dog with a robust gait and dry limbs. His tail is not very long, but they carry it tall and even saber-shaped when in action.

    Character and skills “Griffon Nivernais”

    GRIFFON NIVERNAIS CLUB – centrale-canine.fr

    The Griffon Nivernais has a well marked character, sometimes stubborn, which makes it a highly prized hunting dog for its value, resistance and initiative.

    It is generally reduced to its simplest expression: it is a dog destined almost exclusively for hunting wild boar

    They are made to live in a herd where they must excel to have their place. But, for this reason, he is also a dog that can be difficult to train. Therefore, best suited to a master already experienced in dog breeding.

    Nonetheless, the Griffon Nivernais is calm and obedient when well trained. He is also an energetic dog. He is very close to his teacher.

    Care and maintenance “Griffon Nivernais”

    The Griffon Nivernais it is an outdoor dog that needs physical exercise. That's why it doesn't adapt to city life, and above all it is not made to live locked in an apartment.

    Regarding maintenance, the Griffon Nivernais does not require any particular care apart from a normal brushing once a week and another, more thorough, with an iron brush to thoroughly clean dead hairs and your skin, At least once a year.

    Health “Griffon Nivernais”

    The Griffon Nivernais it is a dog resistant to cold and humidity. On the other hand, afraid of heat.

    It is a dog prone to stomach twists. That is why you should not do intense physical exercise before and immediately after your meals.. In all other respects, no known diseases specific to your breed.

    Characteristics “Griffon Nivernais”

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Griffon Nivernais” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

    Adaptation ⓘ

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    Dog friendly ⓘ

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    Hair loss ⓘ

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    Affection Level ⓘ

    3.0 rating
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    Need to exercise ⓘ

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    Videos “Griffon Nivernais”

    Griffons Nivernais to orders
    Griffon nivernais and two wild boars

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 17
    • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
    • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds. With working trial.

    Federations:

    • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds.
    • UKCScenthounds
    • Central Canine Society

    FCI breed standard “Griffon Nivernais”

    “Griffon Nivernais” FCI Grifón del Nivernais FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Griffon Nivernais (English).
      2. Griffon Nivernais (French).
      3. Griffon Nivernais (German).
      4. Griffon Nivernais (Portuguese).
      5. Griffon Nivernais (Spanish).

    Fawn Brittany Griffon
    Francia FCI 66 - Medium-sized Hounds

    Fawn Brittany Griffon

    Its sociable, loving, balanced and very kind to people, what makes them good companions.

    Content

    History

    The Fawn Brittany Griffon it is one of the oldest breeds of French trace dogs, since in the fourteenth century a certain Huet des Ventes already had a pack of that type. Widely used until the 19th century for wolf hunting in Brittany, rested when these animals disappeared.

    In the 1949, The Brittany Fawn Club was created by Marcel Pambrun to dedicate himself to preserving the value of these dogs, that had become scarce. Since the decade of the years 80, under the impulse of Bernard Vallée, the Fawn Brittany Griffon, as well as the race derived from it, the Fawn Brittany Basset, they seem to have made a place for themselves among French track dogs. The motto "hunting first and foremost" continues to be the Club's line of conduct.

    Photo: This is a french dog Griffon Fauve de Bretagne by Alephalpha, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Physical characteristics “Fawn Brittany Griffon”

    The Fawn Brittany Griffon it is mostly a hunting dog with a muscular body. They are recognized by their short hair, rough and dry, always tawny in color but with more or less pronounced tones. Its hair is slightly longer on the sides of its elongated snout, forming a kind of mustache. Her small dark brown eyes give her a lively and alert appearance. His ears, quite large, they stand low and take falls. They are covered with shorter and finer hair than the rest of the body.

    The Fawn Brittany Griffon has a medium-length tail, sickle-shaped, which is thick at the base and more tapered at the tip. When active, this dog makes quick lateral movements with his tail.

    Size: 48 – 56 cm.
    Weight: 18 – 20 kg

    Character and skills “Fawn Brittany Griffon”

    Proud, bold and alive, the Fawn Brittany Griffon he is a stubborn and passionate hunter, that adapts easily to all territories and all game animals. Brave, witty, tenacious and diligent, he is also entrepreneurial and efficient, while demonstrating your ability to convene.

    Its sociable, loving, balanced and very kind to people, what makes them good companions.

    If he is well trained, is obedient and has a good memory.

    Caring for the “Fawn Brittany Griffon”

    The Fawn Brittany Griffon not cut out for city living. He is quite used to living in a pack in a kennel. It is a dog that needs long walks in the forest in particular. If you grow up in the city, your master must be able to offer you very frequent and stimulating outings.

    The Fawn Brittany Griffon does not require any particular maintenance except brushing once or twice a week.

    The health of the “Fawn Brittany Griffon”

    The Fawn Brittany Griffon he is a robust dog, tough and in pretty solid health. However, can be prone to ear infections and eye problems. This dog can also suffer from hip and elbow dysplasia.

    Characteristics “Fawn Brittany Griffon”

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Fawn Brittany Griffon” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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    Images “Fawn Brittany Griffon”

    Photos:

    1 – Fawn Brittany Griffon female by Canarian, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    2 – Griffon Fauve de Bretagne, 6 Month by Markus Seim, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    3 – Lion Griffon from Britain by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/481096
    4 – Lion Griffon from Britain by https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/basset-fauve-de-bretagne/

    Videos “Fawn Brittany Griffon”

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    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 66
    • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
    • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds. With working trial.

    Federations:

    • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds.
    • UKCScenthounds
    • Central Canine Society

    FCI breed standard “Fawn Brittany Griffon”

    “Fawn Brittany Griffon” FCI Lion Griffon of Brittany FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Griffon fauve de Bretagne (English).
      2. Fauve de Bretagne (French).
      3. Griffon Fauve de Bretagne (German).
      4. Griffon fauve de Bretagne (Portuguese).
      5. Griffon fauve de Bretagne (Spanish).

    Grand Griffon Vendéen
    Francia FCI 282 - Large-sized Hounds

    Grand Griffon Vendéen

    Of great character, beautiful cloak and dreamy look. It is a pity its little diffusion.

    Content

    History Grand Griffon Vendéen

    In the beginning, there was only the Great Vendean. This belonged to a variety of Vendean shaggy dogs, descendants of the ″ scribes ″ (so called because one of the original kennels was the king's scribe) or of the king's white dogs. Regarding its origin, neither can we fail to point out the Basset Fauve de Bretagne, as these are an essential part of the ″ scribe dog ″ lineage. 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 Grand Griffon Vendéen

    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.
    He 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 must be carried out from a very young 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 boar.

    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

    Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen
    Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen / Breed of dog

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 282
    • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
    • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.1: Large sized hounds. With working trial.

    Federations:

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

    FCI standard of the Grand Griffon Vendéen breed

    Grand Griffon Vendéen FCI Grand Griffon Vendéen FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Large Vendéen Griffon (English).
      2. grand griffon vendéen (French).
      3. GROSSER GRIFFON VENDEEN (German).
      4. Grand griffon Vendéen (Portuguese).
      5. Grifón vandeano grande (Spanish).

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

    Great Anglo-French White and Orange Hound
    Francia FCI 324 - Large-sized Hounds

    l GREAT HOUND ANGLO-FRENCH WHITE AND ORANGE

    The breed is considered little spread outside of France and little used even within its country.

    Content

    History Great Anglo-French White and Orange Hound

    It probably dates from the 16th century and is originally from France, the Great Anglo-French White and Orange Hound comes from the cross between English Foxhound, French dogs and the addition of a contribution most likely from the Billy.

    The addition of English and French blood produced a versatile all-rounder hunting dog that was particularly prized towards the end of the 19th century..

    The boar, the Fox, deer and roe deer have been part of their specialties ever since.

    Along with the Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound and the Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound, it is one of the three French breeds that have been crossed with English blood.

    Physical characteristics Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound

    The Great Anglo-French White and Orange Hound it is a quite strong and powerful dog, with more English blood on his head than his tricolor counterpart. His eyes are big, brown and dark. The ears are quite thick, slightly turned and quite short. Its tail is quite long and sometimes slightly spied on.

    His hair is short and not too thick, lemon white or orange white, as long as the orange is not too dark, tending towards red.

    Height: 60 a 70 cm..
    Weight: Of 30 a 35 kg.

    Character and skills Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound

    Lonely or in a pack, brave, tenacious, rapid, gentle and friendly, the Great White and Orange Anglo-French Hound is a sociable hunting dog with an obedient nature.

    Usually, they are easy to learn, like your socialization.

    Tenacious, vigorous, brave and fast in the hunt, they are tender and gentle with their family, including children in the home.

    Health Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound

    Quite robust and very solid, this large dog generally enjoys very good health.
    He rarely gets sick and his longevity is still appreciable for a dog of his size.
    The breed is not affected by any genetic defects or diseases.

    Caring for Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound

    Brush him from time to time, to remove dead hairs and keep the coat healthy and beautiful, It is more than enough.

    Training Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound

    Its socialization is easy, but your education must remain firm and adequate, although it requires less firmness than the other breeds in its category, because it is less dominant by nature than the other two.

    His great intelligence also facilitates his education.

    Exercise Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound

    The Great Anglo-French White and Orange Hound is an extremely vigorous working dog, used to very intense physical exercise. When not hunting, he must be given the opportunity to expend his excessive energy. This dog is an infamous cat hunter, so it should never be released without a leash until it is in a closed and secure area.

    During the hunting season it is advisable to offer the dog some type of exercise that emulates its hunting behavior. It is worth remembering that if the Great Anglo-French White and Orange Hound lacks opportunities to vent, will gradually turn into a rebellious animal, hyperactive and destructive.

    Videos of the Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound

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    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 324
    • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
    • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.1: Large sized hounds. With working trial.

    Federations:

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

    FCI Breed Standard Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound

    Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound FCI Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Chien Français Blanc et Orange (English).
      2. Français blanc et orange (French).
      3. Français blanc et orange (German).
      4. Grande sabujo francês branco e laranja (Portuguese).
      5. Français blanc et orange (Spanish).

    Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound
    Francia FCI 323 - Large-sized Hounds

    Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound

    This hound can be used both in a herd and individually.

    Content

    History

    This breed is native to the "Bétard Anglo – Saintongeois" a species that emerged in the mid-19th century and was the result of the cross between the Gascon Saintongeois and the English Foxhound. Currently the breed has approximately 2000 specimens with approximately 200 births per year. They form a group of 20 or more deer hunters and a deer hunter.
    The text of the year 2007 was written by M. Pierre Astié, President of the “Club du Chien d´ordre” and its committee in collaboration with Mr..
    Raymond Triquet.

    Physical characteristics Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound

    The Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound is a big dog, pretty powerful, sturdy and sturdy with strong bones reminiscent of their origins with the Gascon Saintongeois. Its ears are medium-length. Extended forward, reach at most the snout two fingers behind the nose. Rather they end up at one point. Strong at birth, its tail ends at a conical point, long and straight; above the spine line when the dog is in action but without reaching the vertical.

    He has short hair, pretty strong and tight, necessarily black and white, with a large fur and more or less extensive black spots, which may show black or bluish spots, or even small tan marks, but these only in the limbs. A pale tanned spot over each eye and a pale tan on the cheeks, under the eyes, under the ears and at the base of the tail”. The “deer mark” on the thigh is quite common.

    CARVING:

    – Males: 65 a 72 cm.
    – Females: 62 a 68 cm.

    Weight: On 25 kg.

    Character and skills Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound

    GREAT HOUND ANGLO-FRENCH BLACK AND WHITE

    The Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound lives mainly in jauries and kennels. Used for deer hunting, herds or wild boars. Hunting on any terrain, even wet or wooded. The Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound way of a score of dogs on hunts in their home country, France. You can also hunt alone with your master.

    For a companion dog, it is preferable the countryside and a large fenced garden. An accomplished athlete, the Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound will delight a good runner. In the presence of young children, it is not advisable to adopt an adult kennel dog without making sure it has been well socialized with children.

    Health Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound

    Like all large races, the great black-and-white Anglo-French can suffer from joint pain. Your soft ears are sometimes prone to ear infections.

    Hunting accidents are common and cause injuries, fractures or sprains.

    Groomed Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound

    The short coat of the Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound should be brushed once a week.

    Returning from the hunt, the fur will be inspected for wounds, parasites or thorns. Good vaccination and pest control coverage is recommended.

    Great black and white Anglo-French hound training

    The Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound he is friendly, but with a strong character. You'll have to be politely educated.

    As a companion dog, it is preferable to bring a puppy that can be raised and socialized. Dog hunting training will be conducted by a hunter.

    Exercise Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound

    The Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound is an extremely vigorous working dog, used to very intense physical exercise. When not hunting, he must be given the opportunity to expend his excessive energy. This dog is an infamous cat hunter, so it should never be released without a leash until it is in a closed and secure area.

    During the hunting season it is advisable to offer the dog some type of exercise that emulates its hunting behavior. It is worth remembering that if the Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound lacks opportunities to vent, will gradually turn into a rebellious animal, hyperactive and destructive.

    Videos of the Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound

    Grand Anglo Français Blanc et Noir ?? Everything Dog Breeds ??

    Grand Anglo Francais Blanc et Noir Dog Breed

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 323
    • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
    • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.1: Large sized hounds. With working trial.

    Federations:

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

    FCI standard of the breed Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound

    Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound FCI Great Anglo-French White and Black Hound FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Grand Anglo-Français Blanc et Noir (English).
      2. Grand Anglo-Français Blanc et Noir (French).
      3. Grand Anglo-Français, Grand anglo-français blanc et noir (German).
      4. Grand anglo-français blanc et noir (Portuguese).
      5. Grand anglo-français blanc et noir (Spanish).

    Photos:

    1 – A Grand Anglo-Fancais blanc et noir at full gallop by Alephalpha, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    2 – Anglo-Fransais blanc et noir de face by ArnaudM63, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

    Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound
    Francia FCI 322 - Large-sized Hounds

    Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound

    The breed is considered rare, very little spread outside of France and at present little used even in your country.

    Content

    The Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound is a large and powerful sporting dog with its origin in France. He is praised for his incredible endurance, work skills and ability to operate on any type of terrain and for any weather condition. This breed is poorly adapted to apartment living due to its high exercise requirements. This type of Anglo-French hound is considered the most powerful.

    Photo: This dog is one of a pack of Grand anglo-français tricolore by Alephalpha, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    History Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound

    The origin of the Anglo-French hound dates back to the 19th century, when hunting with large packs was at its peak in France. However, the exact date of its development remains unclear, since the crossing of the French hound with different types of English hounds was a common practice in this country since the 16th century.

    French hunters cared little about the appearance or pedigree of their dogs as long as they demonstrated unsurpassed hunting prowess. That is why these hounds were perceived more like stray dogs until the 20th century. The situation changed when in 1957 the breeders decided to organize the dogs according to their ancestry. His efforts resulted in the emergence of seven unique French breeds of sizes, coat texture and distinctive colors. The Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound appeared as the result of the crossing of native French dogs, in particular the Poitevin hound and the Gascon Saintongeois and the English Foxhound. The breed is very rare, little used and virtually unknown outside of mainland France.

    The word “Grand” was put in front of the breed name because it was used to hunt big game and functioned predominantly in packs of several dozen other canines. The Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound is characterized by its resonant voice, his keen sense of smell and his relentless pursuit. This brave and passionate hunter will never be hampered by difficult terrain and severe weather and can work for many hours without breaks. The packs of Anglo-French hounds they generally specialized in hunting roe deer and wild boar, although they could also hunt foxes and other small game animals.

    Currently members of the breed are mostly active hunters as this dog is not suitable for the role of pet or show dog. Its population was concentrated almost exclusively in its native France, where it is also considered a rare breed. However, the Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound has the recognition of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) and in 2006 was officially recognized by the United Kennel Club (the UKC).

    Physical characteristics Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound

    The Great Tricolor Anglo-French Hound should appear elegant and almost old-fashioned in appearance. They must be robust, with a deep chest and a straight back that is supported by straight, muscular limbs. His broad skull has an obvious stop, while its square-shaped snout should contain a full set of teeth that meet in a scissor bite. Her big brown eyes, its hanging ears and prominent black nose are all characteristic features of an olfactory hound. Its long, thin tail tends to have a white tip.

    As its name suggests, it is a tricolor breed with white fur, fire and black. Its double coat is short and soft. Dogs measure between 60 and 70 cm in height to the cross, generally weigh between 30 and 35 kg. Your walk should be effortless and a pleasure to behold.

    Character and skills Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound

    The Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound he is a magnificent sporting dog, that is very rarely used only as a pet. It is used to living in large packs of other canines and requires a spacious patio to unleash its exuberant nature. Some fans of the breed claim that their well-socialized specimen is fine with children. Anyway, this vigorous and strong dog will not make an acceptable playmate for a young child.

    The breed often demonstrates unwavering loyalty and affection towards their favorite people, but he stays quite distant from strangers. However, a Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound well mannered will treat a new person with essential courtesy. Usually does not express enough interest in protecting its territory to be an effective watchdog. At the same time, some specimens can be made good watchdogs. Anyway this breed will definitely not make any use of the guard dog role due to its non-aggressive disposition.

    The Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound was bred to live and work with other dogs and usually yearns to have several permanent canine companions. He does quite well with strange dogs although he will not back down from confrontation if provoked. That is why this dog should always be kept on a leash while walking. Being a tenacious and reliable hunter, it can show high aggression towards other species of animals., especially towards homeless cats. It is possible to introduce this dog into the house with other non-canine pets while it is still a friendly and inquisitive puppy.

    Health of the Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound

    The most common problems for the breed include:

    – canine hip dysplasia;
    – patella dislocation;
    – arthritis;
    – frequent muscle tension;
    – chronic ear infections;
    – hearing problems;
    – cryptorchidism;
    – gastric torsion.

    Caring for the Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound

    The Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound should be fairly basic maintenance. The owner should brush his dog a couple of times a week to keep his short, sleek coat in a healthy condition. The dog's nails should be trimmed monthly.

    After every hunting trip, the coat and ears of a working specimen should be thoroughly examined for signs of ticks and other external parasites. The breed tends to easily contract various ear infections, so they need regular and careful cleaning. The Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound he is a moderate biter.

    Training of the Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound

    The training of the Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound usually requires an average investment of time and effort. In fact, takes a very natural hunting behavior and will effectively carry out its original hunting duties with a minimum of training. At the same time, is characterized by a certain streak of stubbornness and will not follow the orders of a week or an indecisive person. This dog usually has a strong desire to impress its owner and easily learns basic commands.

    Breed training should be done exclusively with reward-based methods, with an emphasis on the dog's favorite treats. The Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound will not endure abusive or disrespectful treatment and will respond to it with even more stubbornness and disobedience.

    Exercise with the Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound

    The Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound is an extremely vigorous working dog, used to very intense physical exercise. When not hunting, he must be given the opportunity to expend his excessive energy. This dog is an infamous cat hunter, so it should never be released without a leash until it is in a closed and secure area.

    During the hunting season it is advisable to offer the dog some type of exercise that emulates its hunting behavior. It is worth remembering that if the Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound lacks opportunities to vent, will gradually turn into a rebellious animal, hyperactive and destructive.

    Videos Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound

    Anglo-Saxon pack hunting wounded wild boar
    Grand Anglo Français Tricolore ?? Everything Dog Breeds ??

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 322
    • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
    • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.1: Large sized hounds. With working trial.

    Federations:

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

    FCI breed standard Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound

    Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound FCI Great Anglo-French Tricolour Hound FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Grand Anglo-Francais Tricolore Hound (English).
      2. Grand anglo-français tricolore (French).
      3. Grand Anglo-Français, Grand anglo-français tricolore (German).
      4. Grand anglo-français tricolore (Portuguese).
      5. Gran anglo-francés tricolor (Spanish).