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Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen so you can get to know the breed more.

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Other Names
What other names does the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen have? The dog breed also known as...
Large Vendéen GriffonGrand Basset Griffon Vendeen
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2018 as a Hound breed.
FCI Group
Is Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen breed?
Dog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.American Canine Association, Inc.
Price
How much does the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen price:
$500-$800
If you choose to purchase the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen size:
LargeMedium
Weight
How much does the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen weigh? Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen weight:
40-44 pounds (18-20 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen? Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen average weight:
42 pounds (19 kg)
Height
How tall is the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen? Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen height:
Male: 15–18 inches (39–45 cm), Female: 15–17 inches (38–44 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen average height:
Male: 16.5 inches (42 cm), Female: 16 inches (41 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen have? What does this canine coat look like?
WiryShaggy
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen's coat?
Black & TanBlack & WhiteFawn & BlackLemon & WhiteOrange & White
Grooming
How to groom the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen and how often?
Average: The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Large Vendéen Griffon? Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen shedding level:
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AlertFastVocalCourageousStubbornMannered
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen? Are they intelligent?
Low: The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen if one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence. You need to work hard if you want to impress people with this dog tricks and commands. They understand and memorize new commands in 80-100 repetitions, and obey for the first command 25% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Large Vendéen Griffon need? Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen social needs:
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen dogs bark a lot? Why does my Large Vendéen Griffon bark?
Average: The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen good as a watchdog?
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog. They aren't territorial and protective about their property, so they won't alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens can't provide protection for their territory. It's better to leave them out from the duty of protection your valuables and property.
Biting Potential
Do Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Large Vendéen Griffon? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen do?
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen roam?
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen have high prey drive?
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog
Where Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen and children:
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens good office dogs? Do Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens make good office friendly dogs? Can Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens be office dogs?
No
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Large Vendéen Griffon temperament with senior people? Are Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen dogs good for elderly owners?
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen dogs get along with other pets? Are Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen be a 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. Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen be a search and rescue dog?
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. The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen be a boat dog?
Not really
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen dogs have health problems?
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
What health problems does the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen breed? Health risks of Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen:
AllergiesDeafnessEpilepsyHip DysplasiaHypothyroidism
Life Expectancy
How long do Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen be?
13-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen breed hypoallergenic?
No
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen have?
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens have a lower energy level than other dogs. If you live a chilled life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen dogs require per day?
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens exercise need is minimal. If you live a slow life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens need a lot of sleep. They love naps during the day. If you live a lazy life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen risk for obesity:
Average. The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
High
The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen has a high chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen drool?
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. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool more than others, just like the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
7-12 puppies

Pros & Cons of Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen

Pros
  • Adaptability: Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are very cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Cons
  • Intelligent Rank: Low: The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen if one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence.
  • Hypoallergenic: Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Drooling tendency: 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.
  • Stinkiness: The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen has a high chance of bad smell.
  • Watchdog Ability: Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Office Friendly: Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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