Thank you for visiting the website of the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne. On our website you will find a brief history of the breed, contact information for Griffon Fauve enthusiasts in the UK should you require any assistance and links to other French hunting hounds websites.

Brief History

Formally known as the 'Grand Fauve de Bretagne', the breed dates back to the 13th Century and is now known as the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne or more commonly the Griffon Fauve.

The Griffon Fauve is one of the oldest of the French Hunting Hounds, widely used in the north of France until the 19th Century to hunt the wolf in packs. Like the Irish Wolfhound, who hunt in pairs, they suffered a decline in numbers as the wolf began to disappear.

In the late 1940's the breed, along with the derived breed, the Basset Fauve de Bretagne, saw a resurgence and is now well established amongst the best French hunting hounds.

Their temperament is second to none. Although when hunting they reveal themselves to be courageous, they like nothing better than being at their master's side showing complete loyalty and affection. Showing good nature with people and other dogs, they enjoy being sociable and part of a pack.

We hope you have enjoyed a brief insight into the breed and if you wish to learn more and become involved with the breed, feel free to make Contact with us.

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