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Griffon Fauve De Bretagne (Imp)

Description

Illustration of Griffon Fauve De Bretagne (Imp)

Another of the rich diversity of French Hounds, the large Griffon Fauve shares his place of origin in Brittany, and his rough red wheaten coat with the Basset Fauve. From the 14th century the Griffon Fauve was used for hunting wolves. As wolves died out, numbers of the breed declined but in 1949 a few dedicated enthusiasts revived interest in the breed. He is a relative newcomer to the show ring in the UK.

The Hound Breed Group

Breeds originally used for hunting either by scent or by sight. The scent hounds include the Beagle and Bloodhound and the sight hounds such breeds as the Whippet and Greyhound. Many of them enjoy a significant amount of exercise and can be described as dignified, aloof but trustworthy companions.


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