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Basset Griffon Vendeen (Grand)


Illustration of Basset Griffon Vendeen (Grand)

The tallest of the Basset breeds, the Grand (GBGV) is built on long lines: the longest legs of the Basset family, the longest body, longest ears and a noble head. He is rough coated and should retain a rustic appearance. He was originally used for hunting hare and rabbit.

Breed Group
Vulnerable Native Breed
How much exercise?
More than 2 hours per day
Length of coat
How much grooming?
Every day
Supposedly sheds? *
Town or Country
Type of home
Small House
Minimum Garden Size
Over 10 Years

* If you are asthmatic or have an allergy, you should consult your medical advisor before considering obtaining a dog. More information can also be found on the Kennel Club website.

The Hound Breed Group

Breeds originally used for hunting either by scent or by sight. The scent hounds include the Beagle and Bloodhound and the sight hounds such breeds as the Whippet and Greyhound. Many of them enjoy a significant amount of exercise and can be described as dignified, aloof but trustworthy companions.

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