Grand Griffon Vendeen


A Grand Griffon Vendéen is a breed of hunting dog originating in France. It existed as early as the 16th Century, and was the first of the Vendée griffons to be bred. It is a descendant of the Canis Segusius used by the Gauls, through the so-called King's whites and the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne, which is also an ancestor of the Basset Fauve de Bretagne.

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


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Coat Colors

The recognised colors of the Grand Griffon Vendeen are: black, white, and brown.

Life Expectancy

The Grand Griffon Vendeen has a life expectancy of 10 to 13 years.

Height and Weight

The Grand Griffon Vendeen typically weighs between 45 to 80 pounds, placing it on the heavier end of dog breeds. It's typically 18 to 25 inches in height.
Gender Weight Range Height Range
Male 55 pounds - 80 pounds 20 inches - 25 inches
Feamle 45 pounds - 70 pounds 18 inches - 24 inches

Food Consumption in Cups

The Grand Griffon Vendeenwill require on average 2.0 cups of dog food daily for proper nutrition.

Grand Griffon Vendeen Photos

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