Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen

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Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen
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Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen
Other names Basset Griffon Vendéen (Grand), GBGV
Country of origin France
Traits
Height Male 40–44 cm (16–17 in)
Female 39–43 cm (15–17 in)
Coat long
Colour White, with any combination of lemon, orange, sable, grizzle or black markings. Tricolour. Black and tan.
Life span over 10 years
Dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

The Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen is a dog breed from France.

Appearance[edit]

Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen

Basset[edit]

Grand Basset Griffon Vendéens a long-backed, short legged hunting breed of dog of the hound type, originating in the Vendée region of France. They are still used today to hunt boar, deer, and to track rabbit and hare, but are more commonly kept as a domestic pet.

They are pack dogs, so owners should either spend a lot of time with them or get a second dog or cat. They have a happy and confident personality, which can sometimes manifest itself as disobedience, but they are great companions.

Health[edit]

The UK Kennel Club conducted a health survey of Basset Griffon Vendéens (Petit and Grand varieties combined) in 2004.[1] This is apparently the only completed health survey (as of July 16, 2007)[2] that might include Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen, but it is unclear what proportion of dogs in the survey were Grand Basset Griffon Vendéens instead of the more common Petit.

Longevity[edit]

Average longevity of 76 deceased Basset Griffon Vendéens (varieties combined) in the 2004 UK Kennel Club survey was 12.1 years (maximum 17.3 years).[1] Leading causes of death were cancer (33%), old age (24%), and cardiac (7%).

Compared to surveyed longevities of other breeds of similar size, Basset Griffon Vendéens have a typical or somewhat higher than average life expectancy.[3]

Among 289 live Basset Griffon Vendéens (varieties combined) in the 2004 UKC survey, the most common health issues noted by owners were reproductive, dermatologic (dermatitis and mites), and aural (otitis externa, excessive ear wax, and ear mites).[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Purebred Dog Health Survey". KC/BSAVA Scientific Committee. The Kennel Club. Retrieved 5 July 2007. 
  2. ^ "Dog longevity web site, breed data page". K. M. Cassidy. Retrieved 8 July 2007. 
  3. ^ "Weight and longevity page". K. M. Cassidy. Retrieved 5 July 2007. 

"Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen" FCI-Standard N° 33 14February 2001 World Canine Federation

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