Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Comparison - Dog breed selector: Chien de Pays or American Brittany or Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen? Find the right dog for you

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Name Griffon Nivernais Brittany Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Chien de Pays
Griffon Nivernais
Nivernais Griffon
American Brittany
Brittany Spaniel
Epagneul Breton
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen
Large Vendéen Griffon
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen breed type comparison:
Cross Breed Purebred Purebred

Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Griffon Nivernais or Brittany or Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen? Which is more expensive?
$600-$800 $700-$800 $500-$800
Availability
Which is easier to get, Griffon Nivernais or Brittany or Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen?
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.
Very frequent: The Brittany is quite easy to get.
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.

Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Griffon Nivernais or Brittany or Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen? Which is the smallest dog, Griffon Nivernais or Brittany or Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen?
Medium Medium Large
Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Griffon Nivernais or Brittany or Brittany? Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen weight comparison:
44-55 pounds (20-25 kg) Male: 35-40 pounds (16-18 kg), Females: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg) 40-44 pounds (18-20 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
49.5 pounds (22.5 kg) Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Females: 35 pounds (16 kg) 42 pounds (19 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Griffon Nivernais or Brittany or Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen? Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen height comparison:
Male: 22-24 inches (55-62 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (54-60 cm) Male: 17-21 inches (43-53 cm), Female: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm) Male: 15–18 inches (39–45 cm), Female: 15–17 inches (38–44 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 23 inches (58 cm), Female: 22 inches (56.5 cm) Male: 19 inches (48 cm), Female: 19 inches (48.5 cm) Male: 16.5 inches (42 cm), Female: 16 inches (41 cm)

Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen coat comparison:
Rough
Hard
Feathered Wiry
Shaggy
Colors
What are the original Griffon Nivernais, Brittany and Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen color?
Grizzle
Grey
Agouti
Sable
Fawn
Wolf grey
Grey blue
Liver
White
Orange
Roan
Black & Tan
Black & White
Fawn & Black
Lemon & White
Orange & White
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Griffon Nivernais or Brittany or Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen? Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen grooming comparison:
Average: The Griffon Nivernais requires average grooming effort.
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Easy to groom: The Brittany doesn't require a lot of grooming.
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Average: The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen requires average grooming effort.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Griffon Nivernais or Brittany or Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen? Griffon Nivernais or Brittany or {name3 shedding:
Griffon Nivernaiss shed above average.
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Brittanys are low shedders.
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Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens shed moderately.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Griffon Nivernais or Brittany or Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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8-12 weeks
Very rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one.
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Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Griffon Nivernais or Brittany or Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen? Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen behavior/temperament comparison:
Alert
Bold
Happy
Social
Alert
Intelligent
Social
Independent
Responsive
Alert
Fast
Vocal
Courageous
Stubborn
Mannered
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen intelligence:
Smart: Griffon Nivernais's has great intelligence.
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Very smart: Brittany is an excellent dog breed.
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Low: The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen is one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence.
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Trainability
Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen trainability comparison.
Griffon Nivernaiss are very easy to train.
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Brittanys are easy to train.
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Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are quite easy to train.
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Playfulness
Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen playfulness comparison:
The Griffon Nivernais is a playful breed.
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The Brittany is a highly playful breed.
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Average: Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Sensitive: Brittanys don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household, and frequent guest visits.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen?
Slightly Below Average: Griffon Nivernaiss may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
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High: Brittanys are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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High: Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen social needs comparison:
Griffon Nivernaiss need a lot of social interaction.
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Brittanys need a lot of social interaction.
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Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens need for social interaction is average.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen?
A lot: Griffon Nivernais is a particularly loud breed.
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Average: The Brittany barks occasionally.
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Average: The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen barks occasionally.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Griffon Nivernais or Brittany or Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen?
Griffon Nivernaiss are one of the best watchdogs.
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Brittanys are average watchdogs.
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Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Griffon Nivernais or Brittany or Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Griffon Nivernaiss strongly protect their territory.
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Brittanys are average defenders.
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Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens can't provide protection for their territory.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Griffon Nivernais has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Brittany has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Griffon Nivernais or Brittany or Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Griffon Nivernais bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Brittany bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen mouthiness comparison:
Griffon Nivernaiss have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Brittanys have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Griffon Nivernaiss have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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The wanderlust potential of the Brittany is strong enough to escape from home.
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Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Griffon Nivernaiss have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Brittanys have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Griffon Nivernais or Brittany or Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Griffon Nivernais indoors.
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Brittany indoors.
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen breed.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Griffon Nivernaiss adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Brittanys adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Griffon Nivernais or Brittany or Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen?
Griffon Nivernaiss tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Brittanys tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.

Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Griffon Nivernais or Brittany or Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen? Which dog is more friendly?
Griffon Nivernaiss are stranger-friendly dogs.
Brittanys are average friendly towards strangers.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Griffon Nivernaiss usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Brittanys are generally with other pets.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Griffon Nivernais or Brittany or Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen?
Griffon Nivernaiss are kid-friendly dogs.
Brittanys are very kid-friendly dogs.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Griffon Nivernais or Brittany or Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen?
Griffon Nivernaiss are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Brittanys are average friendly towards cats.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Griffon Nivernais or Brittany or Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen?
Griffon Nivernaiss are very dog-friendly dogs.
Brittanys are very dog-friendly dogs.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen?
Yes
Griffon Nivernaiss are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Brittanys are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Griffon Nivernais is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Brittany is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Griffon Nivernaiss are usually recommended for elderly people.
Brittanys are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Health Comparison

Health Issues
Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen health comparison. Which is the healthier: Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen?
Griffon Nivernaiss are commonly healthy dogs.
The Brittany is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen health problems comparison:
Hip Dysplasia
Joint Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Allergies
Deafness
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Rare
The Griffon Nivernais should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Average
The Brittany should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Average
The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen lifespan comparison. How long do Griffon Nivernais, Brittany and Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-14 years
The average lifespan of Griffon Nivernais: 13 years
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Brittany: 13 years
13-15 years
The average lifespan of Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen: 14 years
Hypoallergenic
Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Griffon Nivernais or Brittany or Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen? Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen energy level comparison:
Griffon Nivernaiss have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Brittanys are high-energy dogs.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Griffon Nivernais or Brittany or Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Griffon Nivernaiss need a lot of exercises.
Brittanys need a lot of exercises.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Griffon Nivernais or Brittany or Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen?
Griffon Nivernaiss are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Brittanys don't need too much sleep.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens need a lot of sleep.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Griffon Nivernais or Brittany or Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen?
3 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Griffon Nivernais's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average: The Brittany has an average risk for obesity.
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Average: The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen has an average risk for obesity.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Brittany can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
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Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Different dogs have different preferences when it comes to weather conditions.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen?

Medium

The Griffon Nivernais has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Brittany has an average chance of bad smell.

High 🔼

The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen has a high chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Griffon Nivernais is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Brittany is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
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The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
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Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Griffon Nivernais or Brittany or Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen? Which is better for autism?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen?

Not really

Griffon Nivernais breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Brittany breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military Dog

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Griffon Nivernais and Brittany and Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen have?
4-8 puppies 1-11 puppies, average 6 7-12 puppies

Griffon Nivernais vs Brittany vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2018 as a Hound breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section. Recognized by FCI in the Pointing Dogs group, in the Continental Pointing Dogs section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
Dog Registry of America Inc.
United Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.

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