Griffon Fauve de Bretagne

Griffon Fauve de Bretagne

Last updated: Sep 04 2023

Griffon Fauve de Bretagne is a smart and cheerful dog breed originating from France (region of Brittany). These dogs have been used for hunting wild boars and wolves. Mostly these dogs were hunting in packs.

Even today these dogs are used for hunting, but many people choose these dogs to be family pets. They get along well with kids and can be great playing partners for them.

Griffon Fauve de Bretagne


19-22 in (48-56 cm)

Griffon Fauve de Bretagne


37-46 lb (17-21 kg)

Griffon Fauve de Bretagne



Griffon Fauve de Bretagne

Life Expectancy:

10 -13 years

Dog Breed Characteristics

Energy Level
Grooming Needs
Exercise Needs
Kid Friendly
Dog Friendly
General Health


Griffon Fauve de Bretagne has a rough and harsh coat that requires proper care. Weekly brushing is required to keep their coat clean.

Griffon Fauve de Bretagne coat colors:

  • Fawn – from golden wheaten to the red brick

Since these dogs have droopy ears, you should be very careful and check them regularly. They are prone to developing ear infections, and because of that, weekly check their ears for any signs of infections – bad odor, redness, wax build-up, etc.

With these dogs, the rest is basic care. Trim their nails if the dog doesn’t wear them out naturally, bathe them a few times a year, and brush their teeth so they secure fresh breath and healthy gums.


Griffon Fauve de Bretagne are energetic and active dogs that will require proper daily exercise. Exercise can come in many different forms, including long walks, hide and seek, playing inside, chasing the ball, etc. If you provide them with enough activities, you don’t have to worry that your dog will miss behaving.


Like any other dog breed, the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne should start the socialization process as soon as possible. Dogs that are not well socialized are prone to behavioral problems and might react badly to situations they are not familiar with. 

The best thing you can do is to expose your dog to many different situations, people, dogs, animals, and sounds so they can learn how to properly react. You can even socialize your dog at home: dress differently, and act differently so that your dog can’t recognize you right away.

Griffon Fauve de Bretagne and kids

As a pet, the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne can be wonderful. They get along great with all family members and love spending time with them. They especially love kids, and they can be great playing partners for them.

No matter how good your dog is, you should never let them play without supervision, so any unwanted behavior would emerge (nipping, tail pulling, etc.)

Griffon Fauve de Bretagne and other animals

Griffon Fauve de Bretagne generally can get along with other dogs if they are properly socialized and introduced from an early age.


Griffon Fauve de Bretagne are generally healthy dogs, but like most of the dog breeds in the world, they can suffer from some health problems. Those problems include:

  • Progressive retinal atrophy
  • Skin allergies
  • Glaucoma

If you want to get a puppy with the best possible health, you should never buy him from an irresponsible dog breeder. Official and responsible dog breeders regularly check their breeding dogs, and they will not breed dogs if there is a possibility that the puppies will end up with inherited diseases.

Griffon Fauve de Bretagne breeders

If you decide this is the right dog for you, it's time to find a good and responsible Griffon Fauve de Bretagne breeder. Buying a dog from such a breeder will provide you with a healthy puppy who will not have health and temperament problems.

These dogs became very popular, and many unethical and bad breeders started to breed these dogs to earn money without worrying about puppy health, temperament, and well-being.

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Updated at04.09.2023.