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Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen


Adorable and tough, the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen was bred for the hunt, and has developed into a perfect companion. GBGVs are outgoing, happy and the life of the party. They love to run and play with other dogs as well as humans. They don't mind small spaces, which is unique for a hunting dog; but truth be told, the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen can handle just about anything.

Adult Size

  • Medium

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Normally

Appropriate Environment

  • Apartment
  • Fenced In Yard
  • House

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Can Be Left Alone

Breed Group

  • Hound Group

Coat Length

  • Short Coat

Coat Quality

  • Hard Coat
  • Wiry Coat


  • Black
  • Gold
  • Gray
  • Grizzle
  • Sable
  • Tan
  • White


  • Doesn’t Really Drool

Energy Level

  • Energetic
  • Very Energetic

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Regular Exercise
  • Rarely Needs Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 14-16″
  • 17-20″

Full Grown Weight

  • 51-55lbs

General Health

  • Healthy Breed
  • Not a Very Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Good Dog for Your First Dog
  • Not a Great Choice for Your First Dog

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Can Manage in Cold Weather

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Can Manage in Hot Weather

Good With Children?

  • Good with Kids
  • Great With Kids
  • Very Good With Kids


  • Doesn’t Require Grooming


  • Smart


  • Not Very Affectionate


  • Playful

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