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At A Glance


Size: Medium

Weight: 30 - 40 lbs.

Height: Grand (15" - 17"), Petit (13" - 15")

Life Span: 14+ years

Basset Griffon Vendeen

Also know as: Griffon, Roughie

Group: Hound

Origin: France

Today's Role: Companion Dog, Hunting

History and Facts: This breed dates back to 16th century in the Vendee region in southern France, where this dog was bred to hunt small game.

Temperament / Behavior
The Bassett Griffon Vendeen is loyal, carefree, extroverted and eager-to-please.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Hyperthyroidism; allergies; epilepsy; ear infections

Special Needs
Exercise: The Basset Griffon Vendeen needs plenty of exercise and interaction or it may exhibit destructive behavior.

Grooming: Regular brushing and combing every few days is necessary for your Basset Griffon Vendeen.

 

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