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Griffon Fauve de Bretagne Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Griffon Fauve de Bretagne so you can get to know the breed more.

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Griffon Fauve de Bretagne
OriginFrance
Other Names
What other names does the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne have? The dog breed also known as...
Fawn Brittany Griffon
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Griffon Fauve de Bretagne recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Griffon Fauve de Bretagne recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne breed?
United Kennel Club
Price
How much does the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne 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? Griffon Fauve de Bretagne price:
$700-$900
If you choose to purchase the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne, 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 Griffon Fauve de Bretagne for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne gets to a happy place.

Griffon Fauve de Bretagne General Appearance & Basic Info

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Griffon Fauve de Bretagne size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne weigh? Griffon Fauve de Bretagne weight:
25-40 pounds (11-18 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne? Griffon Fauve de Bretagne average weight:
32.5 pounds (14.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne? Griffon Fauve de Bretagne height:
19-22 inches (48-56 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Griffon Fauve de Bretagne average height:
20.5 inches (52 cm)

Griffon Fauve de Bretagne Hair & Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Rough
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Griffon Fauve de Bretagne's coat?
TanFawnRed
Grooming
How to groom the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne and how often?
Easy to groom: The Griffon Fauve de Bretagne doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Griffon Fauve de Bretagne is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Griffon Fauve de Bretagne dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Fawn Brittany Griffon? Griffon Fauve de Bretagne shedding level:
Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes 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.

Griffon Fauve de Bretagne Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
FriendlySocialCalmPlayful
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne? Are they intelligent?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Griffon Fauve de Bretagne obey for the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Trainability
Are Griffon Fauve de Bretagne dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes are hard to train. They don't really get the association between commands and actions. If you want them to obey, you should be very consistent and patient while teaching.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Griffon Fauve de Bretagne is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Griffon Fauve de Bretagne sensitivity:
Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes are less sensitive than other dog breeds. They aren't receptive to their owner's emotions and handle soft punishment quite well. They don't mind an always changing daily routine, a hectic household, young children, noisy or office environment and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Fawn Brittany Griffon need? Griffon Fauve de Bretagne social needs:
Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Griffon Fauve de Bretagne dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Fawn Brittany Griffon bark?
Average: The Griffon Fauve de Bretagne 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 Griffon Fauve de Bretagne good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes are not the best watchdogs. They aren't very territorial and protective about their property, so they probably won't alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Griffon Fauve de Bretagne dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Griffon Fauve de Bretagne bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Fawn Brittany Griffon? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Griffon Fauve de Bretagne? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Griffon Fauve de Bretagne 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 Griffon Fauve de Bretagne do?
Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes 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 Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Griffon Fauve de Bretagne roam?
Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes 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 Griffon Fauve de Bretagne have high prey drive?
Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Griffon Fauve de Bretagne good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Lakásbarát kutya Griffon Fauve de Bretagne fajta. Legjobb, ha van egy kis kerted, ahová néha kimehet elintézni dolgát, ugyanakkor ez egyáltalán nem fontos. Napi egy-két sétával kellőképpen lemozgathatod, , így komfortosan megoldható Griffon Fauve de Bretagne tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes 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?
Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Griffon Fauve de Bretagne dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Griffon Fauve de Bretagne Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Griffon Fauve de Bretagne temperament with other people:
Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Griffon Fauve de Bretagne dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Griffon Fauve de Bretagne temperament with children:
Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Griffon Fauve de Bretagne dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Griffon Fauve de Bretagne good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Griffon Fauve de Bretagne dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes good office dogs? Do Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes make good office friendly dogs? Can Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes be office dogs?
Yes
Griffon Fauve de Bretagne is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Griffon Fauve de Bretagne dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Fawn Brittany Griffon temperament with senior people? Are Griffon Fauve de Bretagne dogs good for elderly owners?
Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Griffon Fauve de Bretagne dogs get along with other pets? Are Griffon Fauve de Bretagne dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Griffon Fauve de Bretagne breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Griffon Fauve de Bretagne be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?
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). Griffon Fauve de Bretagne is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Griffon Fauve de Bretagne be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Griffon Fauve de Bretagne be an emotional support animal?
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. Griffon Fauve de Bretagne is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Griffon Fauve de Bretagne 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. Griffon Fauve de Bretagne is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Griffon Fauve de Bretagne be a search and rescue dog?
Yes
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 Griffon Fauve de Bretagne breed is a good choice for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Griffon Fauve de Bretagne be a boat dog?
Not really
Griffon Fauve de Bretagne breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Griffon Fauve de Bretagne 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. Griffon Fauve de Bretagne is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Griffon Fauve de Bretagne Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Griffon Fauve de Bretagne dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Griffon Fauve de Bretagne dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Griffon Fauve de Bretagne be?
10-13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne breed hypoallergenic?
No
Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes 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 Griffon Fauve de Bretagne have? What is the activity level of the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne?
Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Griffon Fauve de Bretagne dogs require per day?
Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Griffon Fauve de Bretagne risk for obesity:
Average. The Griffon Fauve de Bretagne 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 Griffon Fauve de Bretagne's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Griffon Fauve de Bretagne has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne drool?
The Griffon Fauve de Bretagne is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne could be a perfect choice for you. 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 minimal compared to others, just like the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Griffon Fauve de Bretagne Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Griffon Fauve de Bretagne: 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 female 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 female’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 Griffon Fauve de Bretagne 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 Griffon Fauve de Bretagne have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-6 puppies

Griffon Fauve de Bretagne Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Health Issues: Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Apartment Friendly: Lakásbarát kutya Griffon Fauve de Bretagne fajta.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Griffon Fauve de Bretagne doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Drooling tendency: The Griffon Fauve de Bretagne is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Adaptability: Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Griffon Fauve de Bretagne is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Search and Rescue Dog (SAR): 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.
Cons
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Trainability: Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes are hard to train.
  • Hypoallergenic: Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Watchdog Ability: Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes are not the best watchdogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Cat Friendly: Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Griffon Fauve de Bretagnes are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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