Grand Griffon Vendeen

Grand Griffon Vendeen

Last updated: Sep 04 2023

Grand Griffon Vendeen is a French hunting breed. These dogs are friendly and outgoing but also stubborn. Because of that, they are more suitable for experienced owners who will know how to work with such dogs.

They are easily distracted by the smell and right and early socialization with these dogs is a must.

Grand Griffon Vendeen


23-27 in (60-68 cm)

Grand Griffon Vendeen


60-75 lb (27-34 kg)

Grand Griffon Vendeen



Grand Griffon Vendeen

Life Expectancy:

12-14 years

Dog Breed Characteristics

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


Grand Griffon Vendeen a long and coarse coat that requires proper trimming. This dog doesn’t shed much, but regular brushing is a must to keep the dog looking good and to prevent tangles.

  • Black with white spotting
  • Black with tan markings
  • Black with light tan markings
  • Fawn with white spotting
  • Fawn with black mantle and white spotting
  • Fawn with black overlay
  • Pale fawn with black overlay and white spotting
  • Pale fawn with black overlay

The rest is basic care. Like any other dog, Grand Griffon Vendeen will also require regular teeth cleaning and bathing. Weekly check their ears for any sign of infection or bad odor, which can indicate an infection. Their nails need to be trimmed if you hear them clicking on the floor.


Grand Griffon Vendeen has a lot of energy, and you will have to provide these dogs with a lot of daily activities. They were bred to work all day, so be prepared to spend a lot of your free time outside with your dog.


Grand Griffon Vendeen also requires proper socialization, like any other dog breed. The best way is to start with the socialization process as soon as you bring your Grand Griffon Vendeen home.

The most important thing is to allow your dog to explore all different sights, sounds, people, and other animals so he can learn how to properly react in many different situations he may find himself in.

With proper socialization, your dog will be well-behaved, and you don’t have to worry that he will develop behavior problems.

Grand Griffon Vendeen and kids

Grand Griffon Vendeen is best suited for a household with older kids who knows how to properly interact with the dog. Since these dogs are used for herding purposes, don’t be surprised if Grand Griffon Vendeen starts herding your kids. Because of that, it is advised that you never leave them alone while they are playing.

Before you let them play, you should also teach your kids what is the correct way to approach, interact and play with the dog. That way, you can be sure that your kids will respect the dog.

Grand Griffon Vendeen and other animals

Grand Griffon Vendeen generally can get along with other dogs if they are properly socialized and introduced from an early age. However, there can be situations where your Grand Griffon Vendeen will not like the company of other dogs.


Grand Griffon Vendeens have a life expectancy of 12-14 years. They are generally healthy dogs but they can be prone to some health problems. These problems include:

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Epilepsy
  • Luxating patella

To be sure that your dog will not develop any inherited diseases, we advise you to only buy it from a responsible and official dog breeder. Those breeders regularly perform various health tests on their breeding dogs so they can be sure that their puppies will not develop inherited problems.

Grand Griffon Vendeen breeders

Grand Griffon Vendeens are not so popular dogs around the world, so you must be prepared that you will have to wait for your puppy if you decide that this is the best dog for you. While searching for breeders, always find the good ones, and if you do so, you don’t have to worry that your dog will end up with inherited diseases.

While talking to breeders, always ask them to show you the health certificates of their dogs.

Since this is an active dog, you will have to provide them with many activities. If you are not a very active person we advise you to search for different less active dog breeds. That way, you won’t end up with a dog who will be unhappy because his physical needs are not met.

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Updated at04.09.2023.