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Plott Hound vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen vs Canaan Dog – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Plott Hound vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen vs Canaan Dog" Compare Plott Hound and Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen. Which is better: Plott Hound or Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen or Canaan Dog?
Name Plott Hound Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Canaan Dog
OriginsUnited States France Middle East Lebanon - Israel
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank166469175
Reviews102
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Other Names Plotthund, Plott Large Vendéen Griffon Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Kalef K39;Naani, Canaanite Dog
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2006 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2018 as a Hound breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1997 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Primitive type section.
Breed Recognition No set Dog Registry of America Inc. Federation Cynologique Internationale North American Purebred Registry, Inc. American Canine Association, Inc. American Kennel Club Canadian Kennel Club Federation Cynologique Internationale Continental Kennel Club National Kennel Club
Price $300-$500 $500-$800 $800-$1200

General Appearance - Plott Hound vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen vs Canaan Dog

Size Medium Large Medium Medium
Weight 40-75 pounds (18-34 kg) 40-44 pounds (18-20 kg) 35-55 pounds (16-25 kg)
Avg. Weight 57.5 pounds (26 kg) 42 pounds (19 kg) 45 pounds (20.5 kg)
Height 20-25 inches (51-63 cm) Male: 15–18 inches (39–45 cm), Female: 15–17 inches (38–44 cm) 19-24 inches (48-61 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 23 inches (58,5 cm), Female: 22 inches (56 cm) Male: 16.5 inches (42 cm), Female: 16 inches (41 cm) 21.5 inches (54.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Plott Hound vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen vs Canaan Dog

Coat Fine Wiry Shaggy Dense
Colors Blue Red Tan Brown Black Black & Tan Black & White Fawn & Black Lemon & White Orange & White Golden Red White Cream Liver Tan Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Plott Hound requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The Canaan Dog requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Plott Hounds shed none to minimal.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens shed moderately.
Canaan Dogs shed moderately.

Characteristics - Plott Hound vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen vs Canaan Dog

Temperament Alert Courageous Bold Loyal Alert Fast Vocal Courageous Stubborn Mannered Alert Devoted Vigilant Cautious Quick
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low: The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen if one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Plott Hounds are easy to train.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are quite easy to train.
Canaan Dogs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Plott Hound is a highly playful breed.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Canaan Dogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Plott Hounds are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Canaan Dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Plott Hounds need for social interaction is average.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens need for social interaction is average.
Canaan Dogs need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The Plott Hound barks occasionally.
Average: The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen barks occasionally.
Average: The Canaan Dog barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Plott Hounds are average watchdogs.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
Canaan Dogs are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Plott Hounds are extremely protective guard dogs.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens can't provide protection for their territory.
Canaan Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Plott Hound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Canaan Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Plott Hounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Canaan Dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Plott Hounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Canaan Dogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Plott Hounds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Canaan Dogs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Apartment Friendly
Plott Hounds are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Canaan Dogs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Plott Hounds adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Canaan Dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting 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.

Good With - Plott Hound vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen vs Canaan Dog

Stranger Friendly
Plott Hounds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are very stranger friendly dogs.
Canaan Dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Plott Hounds are kid-friendly dogs.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are very kid-friendly dogs.
Canaan Dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Plott Hounds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are very cat-friendly dogs.
Canaan Dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Plott Hounds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are dog-friendly dogs.
Canaan Dogs are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Plott Hound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Canaan Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Plott Hounds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Canaan Dogs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Plott Hounds usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Canaan Dogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Plott Hounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Canaan Dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Plott Hound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Canaan Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Plott Hound vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen vs Canaan Dog

Health Issues
Plott Hounds tend to have a lot and frequent health issues.
The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Canaan Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems No set Allergies Deafness Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Cryptorchidism Degenerative Myelopathy Elbow Dysplasia Epilepsy Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Luxating Patella Lymphosarcoma Osteochondrosis Dissecans Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 13-15 years 12-14 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Plott Hounds have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Canaan Dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Plott Hounds need a lot of exercises.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens exercise need is minimal.
Canaan Dogs have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Plott Hounds are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens need a lot of sleep.
Canaan Dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 2.5 to 3.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. Recommended daily amount: 1.5 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Plott Hound has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Canaan Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Plott Hound drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
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.
The Canaan Dog is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Plott Hound vs Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen vs Canaan Dog

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 6-10 puppies 7-12 puppies 4-6 puppies

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