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Griffon Fauve De Bretagne (Imp)


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.

Breed Group
Vulnerable Native Breed
How much exercise?
Up to 1 hour per day
Length of coat
How much grooming?
Once a week
Supposedly sheds? *
Town or Country
Type of home
Small House
Minimum Garden Size
Over 10 Years

* If you are asthmatic or have an allergy, you should consult your medical advisor before considering obtaining a dog. More information can also be found on the Kennel Club website.

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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