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
Classification / standards
FCI Group 6, Section 1.1 Scenthounds: Large #282 standard
Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

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.



  • Choron, Sandra and Choron, Harry (2005) Planet Dog: A Doglopedia Houghton Mifflin Books, Boston, ISBN 0-618-51752-9 p. 180;

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