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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.


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.


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

Dog Food for Your Basset Griffon Vendeen

Puppy select formula dog food

Puppy Select Formula

Features our exclusive balance of nutrients for growing puppies.

Bag of Adult Select Formula

Adult Select Formula

Formulated for dogs of all ages, an excellent choice for multi-dog families.

Food for dogs with sensitive stomachs

Sensitive Solutions

Features the SmartDefense™ System, with vitamins C & E.

Senior select formula food for older dogs

Senior Select Formula

Formulated for dogs 7 years and older.

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