The Basset Griffon Vendeen (Grand)
The Basset Griffon Vendeen (Grand)Arriving from France in 1990, the ‘Grand’, as his devotees call him, is described as ‘low to ground’, hence the Basset in his full name, which is customarily shortened to GBGV. He hunts rabbit and hare and uses his very efficient nose to keep him on track. He is perhaps somewhat taller than he appears from a distance and is not just a different form of the Petit Basset.
The GBGV is a chap with a sense of humour and delights in joining in with human activity, although, being a true hound, he has a tendency to be hard of hearing when it suits him! He is a canine escapologist; his owner’s garden requires an intensity of attention to boundary maintenance.
He needs regular grooming of an unfussy nature. He eats well and uncritically, he has a prodigious voice, and he has stamina.
This is a breed that will recruit many disciples; both existing breeders and future devotees will need to ensure that it is not spoilt by too much popularity in its early years here.
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Basset Griffon Vendeen (Grand) Breed Standard
A Breed Standard is the guideline which describes the ideal characteristics, temperament and appearance of a breed and ensures that the breed is fit for function.
Visit the Kennel Club website for the Breed Standard of the Basset Griffon Vendeen (Grand) – Basset Griffon Vendeen (Grand) Breed Standard
Basset Griffon Vendeen (Grand) Clubs in the West Country
There are no Clubs specific to the West Country. The National Club is:
The Basset Griffon Vendeen Club – www.bgvclub.co.uk