Thinking about purchasing an Grand Basset 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 Grand Basset 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 Grand Basset 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 Grand Basset 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 Grand Basset 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 Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Profile
Taller than most Bassets, the Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen has a short head and low-set long 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. There are four closely related breeds of this kind: the Grand Basset, Petit Basset, Grand, and Briquet, all with the ending name of Griffon Vendéen. The difference between the Grand Basset and the other Griffon Vendéens is his size. He is one of the Bassets, with a longer, shorter body, but is larger than the Petit Basset. 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. Grand Basset Griffon Vendéens 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. Grand Basset Griffon Vendéens are vocal in personality and prone to much tail-wagging. Their puppy-like looks are kept into their adult years, making them attractive for potential owners.
Other Names: Basset Griffon Vendéen
Height: 15 - 17
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.
Basset Griffon Vendéens 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. Grand Bassets 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.
Grand Bassets tend to dig.
Grand Basset 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 Grand Basset's needs.
Life Span: 12 years.
Country of Origin:
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens
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