Grand Griffon Vendéen

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Grand Griffon Vendéen
Grand griffon vendéen aka Large Vendéen Griffon.JPG
A Grand Griffon Vendéen.
Other namesLarge Vendéen Griffon
OriginFrance
Kennel club standards
Société Centrale Canine standard
FCI standard
Dog (domestic dog)

A Grand Griffon Vendéen is a breed of hunting dog originating in France. It was the first of the Vendée griffons to be bred from the Greffier whose lineage dates back to the 16th Century.[1] There are also several other breeds of Griffons from Vendée, all of them smaller: the Briquet Griffon Vendéen, and the Grand and Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen. Related Griffon breeds include the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne, the Griffon Bleu de Gascogne and the Griffon Nivernais.

A 19th-century painting of a Grand Griffon Vendéen.

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