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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 Griffon Vendeen.

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.


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