Briquet Griffon Vendeen

USD $400-$600 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs



Breed Type



10-13 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 313
Origin France
Other Names Medium Vendéen Griffon
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $400-$600
How much does a Briquet Griffon Vendeen cost?
According to a rough estimate, you will spend between $400 to $600 on your Briquet Griffon Vendeen if you purchase it from a reputable breeder. If you select a dog with exceptional bloodlines, the price may be higher. The price might even be higher if the dog has already been trained. You'll usually pay less if you get a Briquet Griffon Vendeen from a shelter.
Size Medium
Weight 48-53 pounds (21.8–24.1 kg)
Height Male: 19–22 inches (49–56 cm),
Female: 19–21 inches (47–54 cm)
Lifespan 10-13 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Hunting, Companion
Date of Origin 17th Century
Ancestry Grand Griffon Vendéen, Small French Scent Hounds

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Wiry
Coat Colors Black & Tan, Fawn, Gray & White, Light Brown, Orange & White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Cream, Fawn, White
Coat Length Large
Coat Density Dense
Coat Texture Wiry
Recommended Brushes Comb, Nail Clipper, Pin Brush, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Daily

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Brave, Courageous, Daring, Dominant, Independent, Passionate
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Moderate
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners Yes
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness High
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 18 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 2.5 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 3 cups
Daily Cost $1.50 - $2.00
Monthly Cost $45.00 - $60.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Briquet Griffon Vendeen have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 4-6 puppies (Once a year.)


The Briquet Griffon Vendeen (BGV) is a small-sized, medium-haired hunting dog that originated in France. It is a member of the hound group and is known for its intelligence, loyalty, and affectionate nature. The BGV has a unique appearance with its long, wiry coat and distinctive facial features. Its head is large with a broad skull and muzzle that tapers to a point. Its ears are long and hang down close to the cheeks while its eyes are dark brown or black in color. The BGV has an athletic build with strong legs and an agile gait.

The average lifespan of the BGV is between 12-14 years, although some can live up to 16 years old. They typically weigh between 25-35 pounds when fully grown and stand at around 15 inches tall at the shoulder. The most common colors for this breed are white with black markings or white with tan markings; however, they can also be found in solid black or solid tan coats as well as other variations of these colors.

The BGV has an outgoing personality that makes them great companions for active families who enjoy spending time outdoors together. They are intelligent dogs who love to learn new things but can also be stubborn if not given enough mental stimulation throughout their day. They have an independent streak but still crave attention from their owners which makes them great family pets as long as they receive plenty of exercise each day to keep them happy and healthy.

The BGV is friendly towards other dogs, cats, children, and strangers alike; however they may become protective if they feel threatened by someone unfamiliar or if their family members are being threatened in any way shape or form. With proper socialization from an early age this breed should get along well with other animals in the home without any issues arising from it being overly aggressive towards them

The temperament of the BGV can vary depending on how it was raised but generally speaking they tend to be loyal companions who love spending time outdoors exploring new places while also enjoying cuddling up on the couch after a long day out playing fetch or going for walks together with their owners

When it comes to health concerns this breed does not suffer from many major issues; however there have been reports of hip dysplasia occurring within some lines so it’s important to make sure you purchase your puppy from a reputable breeder who health tests all their breeding stock before selling puppies

In terms of adaptability level this breed does quite well living both indoors or outdoors depending on what type of lifestyle you lead; however due to their high energy levels they do require plenty of exercise each day so having access to outdoor space where they can run around freely would be beneficial for them

Overall the Briquet Griffon Vendeen makes an excellent pet choice for those looking for an active companion who loves spending time outdoors exploring new places while still enjoying cuddling up on the couch after a long day out playing fetch together! This breed’s intelligence combined with its loyal nature make it ideal for families looking for a loving pet that will fit right into their lifestyle without too much effort required on behalf of its owners!


The Briquet Griffon Vendeen is a French hunting dog that was once on the brink of extinction. The breed was developed in the late 1800s in the Vendee region of France. The Briquet Griffon Vendeen is a descendant of the Griffon Nivernais and the Grand Griffon Vendeen. These two breeds were crossbred to create a dog that was better suited for hunting small game.

The Briquet Griffon Vendeen nearly became extinct during World War I and World War II. The breed was saved by a few dedicated breeders who continued to breed the dogs despite the hardships of war. After the war, the Briquet Griffon Vendeen slowly began to regain popularity. The breed is now recognized by major kennel clubs around the world and is considered a rare but prized hunting dog.