About Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen

The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen is a well balanced, strongly built, rough-coated scent hound. He is of medium size with straight legs and deep chest. He is longer than he is tall with a moderately long muzzle, long ears, and a long tail. His neck is moderately long and strong, noble head with a mustache and beard, surmounted with protective long eyebrows. His structure was designed to hunt rabbit and hare at a fast pace through the bramble, and over the rough terrain of the Vendeen area of France. He is a courageous, passionate and broadly skilled hunter who today is used to hunt not only rabbit and hare, but also boar and roe deer. He is active, possessing great stamina for a full day's hunt and uses his voice freely while on the trail. Although the Basset Hound and the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen share the word 'basset' in their name, they are totally different. Other than being closer to the ground with shorter legs, the GBGV does not resemble the Basset Hound in any other way.

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