Thinking about purchasing a Briquet Griffon Vendeen? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Briquet Griffon Vendeen breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Briquet Griffon Vendeen owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Briquet Griffon Vendeen and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Briquet Griffon Vendeen Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Briquet Griffon Vendeen and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Briquet Griffon Vendeen Breed Profile
The Briquet Griffon Vendeen has a short head and low-set ears, a dense, bushy double coat, in solid or mixed colors. They have drop ears that are medium in length, and they have a short muzzle. Their bones are light compared to other breeds, and the body is stocky. The tail is like a saber in shape, and their faces hold a heavy mustache and eyebrows. They can be black with tan markings, fawn with white markings, fawn with black markings, or tricolor--all of these being with white markings. They are a hardy, well constructed hunting dog who is also known to be very independent and unruly and very hot to pursue and kill prey. Briquet Griffon Vendeens are capable of rousing all kinds of game over a variety of terrain such as sandy, hilly or even flooded. They are active, intense creatures that do not necessarily recognize humans as owners from birth. They tend to have a one track mind when it comes to following a scent, and are very apt to following their instincts in this way. Briquet Griffon Vendeens are vocal in personality and prone to much tail-wagging.
Other Names: Medium Vendeen Griffon
Height: 19 - 24
light brown, white and orange, white and gray or tri-colored. Can be
black with tan markings, fawn with white markings, fawn with black markings,
or tricolor - all of these being with white markings.
Griffon Vendeens are alert, active, decisive, intense and enthusiastic.
Sure to warm any heart, this breed is courageous and good natured, though a
few have been known to be a little snappy. Briquets are difficult to handle
with training, though, as they are instinctively independent and single minded.
They make reasonably good watchdogs, and are generally good with children. Briquets
tend to dig.
Briquet Griffon Vendeen Care and Training:
Care for this breed is minimal. The coat never needs to be trimmed,
even for exhibition. Grooming with a brush and comb is needed to prevent matting.
They need a considerable amount of exercise, so potential owners should be active
and aware of the Briquet's needs.
Life Span: 12 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered with the AKC:
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