Griffon Fauve de Bretagne
|Griffon Fauve de Bretagne|
|FCI Standard No. 66|
|List of domestic dogs|
Origin and history
The forerunners of this breed have been used as pack dogs since the 14th century. In the 19th century, wolf hunting was also the field of activity, with the disappearance of wolves it lost its importance and almost disappeared from the scene. 1949 founded Marcel Pambrun the Club de Fauve de Bretagne to these rare hound obtain. Since then, his place among the French hounds has been secured.
The Griffon Fauve de Bretagne grows up to 56 cm tall and weighs 22 kg, is fawn colored, from golden wheat color to brick red. The dog's hair is very coarse, hard, and rather short. The ears are drooping, tapering to a point, turned inward and covered by hair, and when placed forward, they reach to the tip of the nose.
The breed is less well known outside of France, but is increasingly popular as a family dog. The reason for this is the balanced nature of the animals and their high docility. A well behaved Griffon Fauve de Bretagne is obedient and easy to recall. They are trusting, affectionate, balanced and especially fond of children. A Griffon Fauve de Bretagne rarely barks.