Grand Griffon Vendéen

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The Grand Griffon Vendéen is a large hound, French type, built in an elegant, robust and proportionate manner, without feeling of heaviness. The gait of the Grand Griffon Vendéen is characterized by supple and regular movements.



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Hair type Long
Origin France
Template Big
Head shape Long
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 30 kg to 35 kg From 60 cm to 65 cm
Male From 30 kg to 35 kg From 62 cm to 68 cm
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History of the breed

The origins of the Grand Griffon Vendéen are very old. This dog is one of the descendants of the Grand Vendéen , himself heir to the king’s clerks and white dogs. The Grand Griffon Vendéen has also benefited from the contributions of the Gris de Saint-Louis and the Griffon de Bresse.

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Physical features

His coat: long but not excessively, rough in texture, bushy in some dogs. The top coat is associated with a supplied undercoat. The eyebrows are pronounced, but without covering the eyes.
Its color: two-tone. Charcoal sand with or without white spotting, fawn with white spotting with or without black coat, black and tan or black with white spotting.
His head: rather long. The skull is rounded, not too wide between the ears, the stop slightly marked, the nose strong and black, even brown for the white and orange coats. The nostrils are wide open, the muzzle strong and straight, the lips drooping and covered with mustaches, the jaws articulated in scissors.
His ears: not very thick, not very wide, flexible, with oval ends, set low (below the line of the eyes).
His eyes: large, dark in color and very lively.
Her body: elegant and harmoniously proportioned. The back is solid and straight, the loins well muscled, the chest of medium width and reaching down to the elbows, the ribs moderately rounded and long, the belly somewhat turned up.
Its tail: set high, thick at its attachment, tapering towards its end, carried like a saber blade and of good length.

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

the   Grand Griffon Vendéen   is a rather obedient and enthusiastic dog. His field of predilection is shooting hunting , more rarely with hounds, for big game: fox, wild boar, stag, deer … He works as well in packs as alone, then evolving as a bloodhound by relying on his large delicacy of the nose. The Grand Griffon Vendée is very diligent in hunting and is a pleasant companion on a daily basis .

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As with most dogs intended for hunting, the   Grand Griffon Vendéen requires a firm education , precocious and without brutality, with the acquisition of the recall from an early age .

Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

the   Grand Griffon Vendéen is a dog who gets along with the whole family and who enjoys spending time with them, but he keeps the soul of a hunter and therefore needs space and freedom . He is not made to live in an apartment. The Grand Griffon Vendéen will prefer to enjoy a large fenced garden , ideally near the countryside or a wooded area.


Ease of gaining weight

the   Grand Griffon Vendéen   is a robust dog, in solid health and resistant to cold and bad weather thanks to its double and supplied coat. There is no predisposition to a particular disease for this breed, but the risk of hip dysplasia is always one to watch out for in large dogs in general.

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size

Between 4 and 8 puppies

Major concerns
Hip dysplasia
Elbow dysplasia

To protect you from these risks and insure your companion in the event of health problems, Woopets recommends insurance for Grand Griffon Vendéen dog .

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 10 years

Maximum: 12 years

The life expectancy of a Grand Griffon Vendéen is, on average, between 10 years and 12 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

the   Grand Griffon Vendéen   is a dog that requires regular maintenance , but not overly restrictive.

It is recommended to brush the dog twice a week to prevent the hair from tangling or forming knots. The inside of its drooping ears, as well as its hair, its eyes and its pads should be examined systematically after outings, especially in the wilderness, in order to detect and dislodge any parasites or debris.

His teeth need to be brushed frequently to remove tartar build-up and the proliferation of bacteria. Finally, if they do not wear out naturally, its claws need to be cut. If you are new to this, it is recommended that you seek advice from a veterinarian or groomer.

Price and budget

Purchase price

€ 600
800 €

The purchase price of a Grand Griffon Vendéen is between € 600 and € 800.

Annual maintenance cost

€ 600
800 €

The annual maintenance cost of a Grand Griffon Vendéen is between € 600 and € 800.

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The Grand Griffon Vendéen needs a balanced and quality diet , adapted to its level of physical activity, its size and its age. During the hunting season, you should adjust your ration upwards.

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play

the   Grand Griffon Vendéen needs a lot of exercise to get active , with long and frequent walks every day. He likes to cover great distances.


Classifications & Standards
(FCI) Fédération Cynologique Internationale
(UKC) United Kennel Club


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FCI Information



FCI Group

Group 6: Hounds, Blood Test Dogs and Related Breeds

Recognized by FCI

Since 1969


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