Griffon Fauve de Bretagne

KC Pedigree, Medium-Large

Moderate shedding

Not good for first time owners

Where the shorter-legged Basset Fauve de Bretagne hunted rabbits, the larger Griffon Fauve hunted wolves! This they did from the 13th century until the wolf's decline in the early 1900s, turning their attention to deer and other quarry.


Attractive to ...

A scenthound fan, who knows to train and work what is essentially 'a nose on legs'!

Not the best for ...

Someone who wants an only dog. Griffons are pack hounds and love to live with their own kind, as well as their human family.


Griffon Fauve

Cross between





Big, but will still fit in a small car.

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.


If not hand stripped will go fluffy. If you don't pluck their fur in the old fashioned way they transform from spikey to soft.


Moderate shedding
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!

Life expectancy

13 years

Good first dog?



Tailwise is consistently rated as Excellent

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