The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen is a member of a family of four
dogs, and all are game hunters (all hunt for different types of
game, corresponding to their sizes). The other three dogs are the
Grand Griffon Vendeen, Briquet Griffon Vendeen, and the Petit Basset
The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen is a graceful and fearless dog.
Affectionate and independent, Grand Basset Griffon Vendeens have
the characteristics that make them extremely popular as house pets.
They have a wonderful demeanor; they are happy-go-lucky and outgoing.
They are always eager to please their owners, and are rarely aggressive
or combative with other animals. If they are to be kept at a house,
owners are advised to keep them fenced in.
Grand Basset Griffons are medium-sized dogs. The average Grand
Basset Griffon will grow to a height between 15 and 16 inches. They
can weigh as much as 45 pounds. Females are slightly smaller than
males. Their coat colors will vary; acceptable colors are white,
gray, black on white, tan on white, and "tri-color." The
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen has a long, thick, and shaggy coat,
and, appearance-wise, they most resemble Otterhounds. Owners can
expect Basset Griffons to live up to 12 years.
The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen is also known as the Large Vendeen
Griffon Basset. This breed originated in France.