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Briquet Griffon Vendeen, from France, a special “Griffon”, of ancient origin but above all of excellent character, but only when it feels like it and WITH WHO he wants. Smart and snappy, "Nervous", belongs to the group of bloodhounds and dogs for trail of blood.
Briquet Griffon Vendeen dog
Among all his fellows, he, the Briquet Griffon Vendeen, he is the first, and he boasts of it, to have achieved his own morphological and character stability. It has always been used in large wetsuits for the wolf and wild boar hunting, even today we can often find him in this role but also in the apartment or, better, in houses with gardens.
Whatever the context, this animal shows the tenacity, speed and passion that made it a highly regarded hunting dog at the time. It is said that it was born from the crosses between the “White king dog”, The white variety of "Sant’Uberto", The “Bracco italiano white-orange”But seeing gray spots appear every now and then on the body, the experts also hypothesized the presence of some character of the“ Saint-Louis gray dog ”. There is also a "touch" of "Fawn of Brittany"Which emerges in hard and golden hair.
Briquet Griffon Vendeen: character
Courageous and tenacious, ours Griffon he is always loyal and affectionate with his master, open and sociable even with other people he considers friends while with strangers or those who do him wrong, he can be very grumpy. Not aggressive, but it sure makes it clear that doesn't like interacting.
Fortunately as masters, we are among the chosen ones and we can enjoy his good disposition, moderately intelligent and obedient. IS' a little proud but if you don't take it head on, it's well trainable. If we love to take long walks, the Briquet Griffon Vendeen is a perfect companion, as long as he feels included and desired, and he will stand by us to discover new paths, courageous and affectionate.
Briquet Griffon Vendeen: breeding
In Italy there are at leasto 8 farms of this breed, according to the official website of ENCI. Three are in the province of Cuneo, in Piedmont, and another four are all in Tuscany but in four different areas: Siena, Pisa, Grosseto and Arezzo. The eighth farm is in Lazio, in the province of Latina.
Briquet Griffon Vendeen: puppies
From an early age the Briquet Griffon Vendeen shows a decisive and strong character, maintains it until it becomes an adult and reaches a height of about 50 cm at the withers, and a weight of about 20-25 Kg. As it grows, it takes on more and more an elegant gait and a sturdy and agile build, short and well-proportioned, characterized above all by long and coarse hair that covers it from top to bottom, including the big head.
Briquet Griffon Vendeen black
It is rare to find a Briquet Griffon Vendeen 100% black but often this color is present on the coat of the specimens belonging to this breed. The colors allowed by the standard are fawn, hare and white-orange. And the black? Coupled with white, or in spots when the coat is white and gray or white and hare colored. To the touch, of whatever color it is, the coat is rough, also due to the presence of a dense undercoat.
The body is covered with hair everywhere, even on the belly, and it is muscular and square, with a fairly deep thorax and short back, straight forelegs and hind legs with long and muscular thighs that allow this dog the typical movements of a nervous animal. The tail of this French it is short and carried like a saber, it is large at the root and spike.
The head is rounded and rather large, the broad muzzle has a frontal furrow marked by well raised hairs above the original eyes. The hunting dog truffle is black, big and with well opened nostrils, the ears are turned in and not too long, soft and covered with long hair to the tip, while the eyes, large and dark, are lively and accompanied by well pronounced eyebrows.
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