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Basset Griffon Vendeen (Grand)

General Description

Rough coat with a weather proof undercoat. Characteristic eyebrows, beard and moustache.

General Health

Generally very healthy. Only tendency to suffer from epilepsy, rare.

Hereditary Illnesses

None.

Character and Temperament

Love the outdoors and have boundless energy. Basset Griffon Vendeens are energetic and independent dogs, they can be a little stubborn and require firm consistent training, but will remain willing and keen to please. They are not aggressive, but they are very vocal. They will break out of an enclosure to follow a scent. Not advisable with children purely because of the potential to disrupt a constant training programe, if a constant socialising, training and exercise routine is in place, there should be no problem.

Food

Basset Griffon Vendeens require an adequate diet up to the age of one. From then on, they are relatively easy to feed.

Exercise

Long Daily walks required. They are very energetic dogs and do not stay still for long. They love hunting.

Grooming

Brushing and general grooming about once a week. The area around the mouth needs to kept clean.

Origin

France.

Stats

Average Dog Size

15

Average Dog Weight

40

Average Bitch Size

15

Average Bitch Weight

40

Average Litter Size

6

Average Life Expectancy

12-14


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