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Basset Griffon Vendeen

Size: Medium

Weight: 30 - 40 lbs.

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

Life Span: 14+ years

Health Problems: Hyperthyroidism; allergies; epilepsy; ear infections

Origin: France

Also Known As: Griffon, Roughie

Group: Scenthound

Category: Companion Dog, Hunting

Exercise Needs

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

Grooming Needs

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

Temperament

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

Compatibility with Kids

Good family dogs that are very attached to their families -- including children.

History

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