Also known as: Griffon, Roughie
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.