Grand Griffon Vendeen

Other name: Large Vendéen Griffon

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Life expectancy

The Grand Griffon Vendeen has a life expectancy of between 11 and 13 years




Adult size

Female Between 24 and 26 in
Male Between 24 and 27 in

Adult weight

Female Between 66 and 77 lb
Male Between 66 and 77 lb
Coat colour
Black White Brown Blue Red Sand
Type of coat
Long Hard
Eye colour
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More details about the Grand Griffon Vendeen

Grand Griffon Vendeen: Origins and history

Traced back to the Gaul’s own hunting doggo of choice, the Canis Segusius, this creature split into manifold griffon-type hunters due to selective breeding in the 16th century; but this remains the main chap, with other griffons and smaller griffon bassets from the Vendée region tracing their lineage to that venerable old man, the Grand Griffon Vendéen. It had almost completely disappeared during the Second World War but the breed was recovered today. However, it is not very widespread, especially because the large packs, in which it was used to hunt wolves, no longer exist.

FCI classification of the Grand Griffon Vendeen

  • Group 6 - Scent hounds and related breeds

  • Section 1 : Scent hounds

Training a Grand Griffon Vendeen

This dog is pretty clever but that just means he has his own ideas about things. Training is a challenge and requires discipline, perseverance, and kindness.

Grand Griffon Vendeen: Purchase price

We do not have enough data to give an average price. Looking after a dog of this size typically costs between £80 to £130 a month, including food, medical/insurance, and incidental expenses.

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