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Basset Griffon Vendeen

Also known as: Griffon, Roughie

Group: Hound

Origin: France

Today's Role: Companion Dog, Hunting

History and Facts: This breed dates back to 16th century in the Vendee region in southern France, where this dog was bred to hunt small game.

Temperament / Behavior
The Bassett Griffon Vendeen is loyal, carefree, extroverted and eager-to-please.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Hyperthyroidism, allergies, epilepsy, ear infections

Exercise: The Basset Griffon Vendeen needs plenty of exercise and interaction or it may exhibit destructive behavior.

Grooming: Regular brushing and combing every few days is necessary for your Basset Griffon Vendeen.