Briquet Griffon Vendéen
Breed Group: Not Akc Recognized
Character - Temperament
The Briquet Griffon Vendeen is well-built, hardy, intense, and bold. This breed is agile, athletic, and is very nimble over rough terrain. Briquet Griffon Vendeen's exhibit an appearance of strength and power. Their most distinctive feature is their coat.
Care - Coat
The Briquet Griffon Vendeen breed requires regular combing to prevent matting. Bathing should only be done when necessary. Due to the rarity of this breed there are minimal health issues. There have been low incidences of patella luxation and distichiasis.
The Briquet Griffon Vendeen presents a training challenge due to their extreme independent and single-minded nature. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency.
The Briquet Griffon Vendeen breed is not recommended for city or apartment living. They require an inordinate amount of physical exercise and mental stimulation. The Briquet Griffon Vendeen does best in a rural setting with ample room to roam and hunt.