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Grand Griffon Vendeen

This fine-nosed breed also possesses a beautiful, distinctive voice. When tracking, Grand Griffon Vendeens will not shy from brambles, but they do need to work in a large area.
Grand Griffon Vendeen adult standing

About the Grand Griffon Vendeen

Grand Griffon Vendeens are scenthounds employed by hunters to chase large game, deer, roebuck, wild boar and foxes, typically in a pack or on their own.

Docile but wilful and enthusiastic, they do need some firm handling.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country: France
Size category: Large
Avg life expectancy: 10-15 years
Calm / Determined

Key facts

Training should start early
Patient with children and other animals
Needs a lot of exercise
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