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Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen, a little known but very nice looking dog that must have long legs in order not to be confused with other similar breeds, much less elegant and harmonious. This dog is very good at hunting and loves being in the woods, has a good character.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen: characteristics
The proportionate and muscular body of the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen it has a refined appearance, the back is long and decidedly straight, the chest is wide and the hips appear full, the tail is large at the root but tapers gradually to the tip, usually it is carried like a saber and it is also quite long in relation to the body.
The limbs of this dog as well as being long are very powerful, you can see that it is a animal born to hunt, the thighs are very muscular and you can guess a solid bone, the feet have hard pads and it is better if they show good pigmentation.
The snout of the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen it has a square shape, the stop is marked and the nose is in turn protruding, black or very dark brown, with well opened nostrils so as not to lose traces. The eyes are dark in color and show no signs of white, they have a friendly and intelligent expression, the ears are covered with rather long hair, they have an oval, elongated shape, and reach beyond the tip of the nose.
The hair of this Griffon it is hard to the touch but never woolly, it is not satin but the fringes cannot be very long since we are talking about a dog that must be able to move freely and comfortably, it was not born to participate in parades but to support hunters.
The mantle of a Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen it can be black with white, or fawn, black with sand markings, fawn a white size or with black saddle cloth and white spots, fawn-colored with carbonate or carbonated sand with white or carbonate spots. Often, to simplify, names like hare hair, wolf hair, badger hair and wild boar in describing the various colors.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen: dimensions
To stand out among the various other dogs that resemble him, he who is "Grand" it must measure at least 40 cm at the withers. It was also selected for its size, it began at the end of the nineteenth century and the idea was to create a breed with characteristics suitable for chasing the hare and not let it slip away. Today more than for hare hunting, this dog is used for rifle hunting, its preys are the rabbit and the wild boar.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen: character
Brave and awake, this one Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen it has a perfect nature for those who love the outdoors, move and hunt. He is a bit stubborn, he obeys but has a temper all his own, the owner must know how to deal with him in order to obtain results.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen: breeding
There are no certified farms in Italy, according to the ENCI website which does not even indicate a dedicated one, it is a very good dog for hunters who in the apartment or in the city, is certainly not easy to keep. And, above all, it would suffer a lot. Train a Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen it is not at all trivial, it takes firmness and even some punishments, so he will not hold a grudge but will understand that he has exaggerated with the his stubbornness note.
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen: price
This is not an easy breed to estimate because it is not very widespread and because it depends on what kind of performance we expect from a puppy of this breed. The most common defects are a head that is too short, a light eye, a hollow rump, crushed feet, woolly hair, single color black or white coat, a non-standard size.
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