Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Dog Breed

Thinking of getting a Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Dog and want to know if a Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen is suitable for your household?

Use the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen information on this website to learn more about adaptability, health issues, life span of Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen and more.

Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Facts

  • Name: Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen
  • Other Names: Basset Griffon Vendéen (Grand), GBGV
  • Origin: France
  • Breed Group: Hound, Scenthound (UKC)
  • Breed Type: Purebred


Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Dog Facts

Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Information

Grand Basset Griffon Vendéens a long-backed, short legged hunting breed of dog of the hound type, originating in the Vendée region of France. They are still used today to hunt boar, deer, and to track rabbit and hare, but are more commonly kept as a domestic pet. They are pack dogs, so owners should either spend a lot of time with them or get a second dog or cat. They have a happy and confident personality, which can sometimes manifest itself as disobedience, but they are great companions.

The UK Kennel Club conducted a health survey of Basset Griffon Vendéens (Petit and Grand varieties combined) in 2004. This is apparently the only completed health survey (as of July 16, 2007) that might include Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen, but it is unclear what proportion of dogs in the survey were Grand Basset Griffon Vendéens instead of the more common Petit.

What to do if you lose your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen

If your Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Report your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Report the lost pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups Here.

3. Call the nearby vet clinics to see if someone has handed in your missing pet.

4. Phone the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Pounds.

What to do if you find a lost Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen

If you find a Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Report the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. List the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Call the Local Authority to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the animal to the local Animal Pound near to your area.

5. Take the pet to the local Vet who can scan the animal’s microchip and contact the registered owner of the pet.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must contact your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.