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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.

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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