Original Name : Grand Griffon Vendéen
Type : Braccoid
Male size : 24½-26¾ inches
Female size : 23½-25½ inches
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : France
Grand Griffon Vendéens are scenthounds employed by hunters with and without guns to chase large game, deer, roebuck, wild boar and foxes, typically in a pack or on their own. Docile but willful and enthusiastic, they do need some firm handling.
Viewed from the front, rather arched skull, but not too broad between the ears, slight stop.
Solid, straight or slightly rising back, very muscular loins, not overly broad chest, moderately rounded and long ribs.
White and black, black and tan, black with pale fawn markings, white and orange, tricolored, fawn or light fawn with black overlay with or without white spotting.
Typical of a French hound, supple, narrow, fine, covered with long hair, ending in an elongated oval, well turned inward.
Thick at the base, gradually tapering, set high, carried saber-shaped but never as a sickle.
Long, without exaggeration, sometimes bushy and harsh (coarse and hard), covered with dense undercoat.
Originally, there was only a Grand Vendeen, a smooth-haired variety descended from Greffiers or King’s Whites. The Griffon Fauve de Bretagne is also well represented in the Greffier bloodline. All told, this very French breed is receptive, determined, well proportioned, robust and never heavy.