Griffon Fauve de Bretagne

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The Griffon Fauve de Bretagne is a medium-sized hound with well-developed bones and musculature. The physical constitution of the Griffon fauve de Bretagne gives it remarkable resistance and endurance. Its gaits are characterized by smooth and regular movements, in no way jumping.



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Hair type Short
Origin France
Template Average
Head shape Long
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 22 kg to 23 kg From 48 cm to 56 cm
Male From 22 kg to 23 kg From 48 cm to 56 cm
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History of the breed

The Griffon fawn Britain descends Fauves de Bretagne the 14 th century and 19 th, time during which it was used primarily for wolf hunting in its region of origin. Marcel Pambrun founded the Club du Fauve de Bretagne in 1949 . Another enthusiast helped to save and promote the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne breed during the 1980s, Bernard Vallée in this case.

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Physical features

His coat: short, very hard and dry in appearance and texture, in no way curly or woolly.
Its color: fawn, ranging from golden wheat to brick red, with possibly some sparse black hairs on the back and ears, even a small white star on the chest.
His head: well proportioned to the rest of the body. The skull is elongated, the occipital protuberance marked, the stop not very marked, the nose of black or dark brown color, the nostrils well open, the muzzle quite tapering, the lips covering the lower jaw well and the teeth strong and articulated in scissors.
His ears: set at the level of the line of the eyes, thin, covered with a very short and finer hair.
His eyes: dark brown in color, displaying a lively expression.
Her body: harmoniously drawn and proportioned. The neck is short and muscular, the back wide, the loins well muscled, the chest high and broad, the ribs rounded and the line of the underside slightly raised towards the back.
Its tail: moderately long, thick at its attachment and tapering towards its end, carried in a sickle, above the line of the back when the dog is in action, flapping regularly on the sides.

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

The Griffon fauve de Bretagne is a dog with aptitudes resolutely turned towards hunting; Courageous , determined , enduring , shrewd and skilful , he adapts to a variety of terrains, even the most difficult, and to game. He can thus work as much on hare and fox as on deer and wild boar. As a family, the Griffon fauve de Bretagne shows off its gentle and balanced temperament . He is affectionate and friendly , but also rather docile for a hunting dog.

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The Griffon fauve de Bretagne requires a minimum of firmness in its education . He does not need to have his hand forced in this regard, because he is relatively obedient . His natural passion for work and hunting in particular, as well as his desire to please his master are points to be exploited in his learning, by focusing in particular on positive reinforcement .

Living conditions

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

If it is a good companion for the whole family, the Griffon fauve de Bretagne is nevertheless a hunter above all . As such, he must be able to benefit from spaces, activities and availability from his master on a daily basis. He will be happier and more fulfilled in a house with a large garden , ideally in a rural environment or near a natural site, than in an apartment.


Ease of gaining weight

the   Griffon Fauve de Bretagne   is a strong and resistant dog . As long as he is properly cared for, there is not much health concern for this dog.

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size


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Life expectancy

Minimum: 12 years old

Maximum: 14 years

The life expectancy of a Griffon fauve de Bretagne is, on average, between 12 years and 14 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

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

The Griffon fauve de Bretagne is a dog that requires regular maintenance , but not particularly restrictive .

It is recommended to brush the dog on a weekly basis . Its hair, ears, eyes and pads should be examined after each outing in the wild to detect and remove any debris or external parasites.

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

Max € 500
1500 €

The purchase price of a Griffon fauve de Bretagne is between € 500 and € 1,500.

Annual maintenance cost

€ 300
500 €

The annual maintenance cost of a Griffon fauve de Bretagne is between € 300 and € 500.

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The Griffon fauve de Bretagne needs a quality diet , adapted to its level of physical activity, its age and its size. During the hunting season, his daily rations must change as the dog expends a lot.

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play

The Griffon fauve de Bretagne needs long and frequent walks , ideally 2 per day, to exercise and be stimulated.


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


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FCI Information



FCI Group

Group 6: Hounds, Blood Test Dogs and Related Breeds

Recognized by FCI

Since 1954


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