The Griffon Fauve de Bretagne
Formally known as the ‘Grand Fauve de Bretagne’, the breed dates back to the 13th Century and is now known as the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne or more commonly the Griffon Fauve.
The Griffon Fauve is one of the oldest of the French Hunting Hounds, widely used in the north of France until the 19th Century to hunt the wolf in packs. Like the Irish Wolfhound, who hunt in pairs, they suffered a decline in numbers as the wolf began to disappear.
In the late 1940’s the breed, along with the derived breed, the Basset Fauve de Bretagne, saw a resurgence and is now well established amongst the best French hunting hounds.
Their temperament is second to none. Although when hunting they reveal themselves to be courageous, they like nothing better than being at their master’s side showing complete loyalty and affection. Showing good nature with people and other dogs, they enjoy being sociable and part of a pack.
© The Griffon Fauve de Bretagne Club
Griffon Fauve de Bretagne 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 Griffon Fauve de Bretagne – Griffon Fauve de Bretagne Breed Standard
Griffon Fauve de Bretagne Clubs in the West Country
There are no Clubs specific to the West Country. The National Club is:
Griffon Fauve de Bretagne Club – www.griffonfauveclub.co.uk