Care and Health of the Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen

The Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen is a low-maintenance breed. Regular combing and brushing of the hair can be used to detangle the hair and remove loose hair. The hair should be brushed thoroughly, especially after a walk in the woods or in the grass, in order to find any parasites.

Special attention should be paid to dogs with longer hair, as the hair can become tangled easily. Accordingly, the hair can also be trimmed.

Attention: The hair should not be cut off. By cutting off the fur you can damage the fur structure.

Regular grooming can prevent infections and skin diseases. In addition, the well-being of the dog is increased. Ears, eyes, nose, and teeth should be checked and cleaned regularly to prevent inflammation and to detect and treat illnesses at an early stage.

In general, the GBGV is a healthy dog, ​​and breeders do their best to keep them healthy. Like any other dog, he can suffer from health problems. In most cases, this happens with old age. The GBGV eats a lot, whenever you give it food, it will eat it up. Therefore, you should distribute his food with care. Because he quickly becomes overweight.

The GBGV is not free from hereditary diseases. This breed is more prone to eye diseases. Meningitis and epilepsy are also known in this breed.

Activities with the Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen

The Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen requires a lot of attention, and not getting it can result in negative behavior. He is a lively dog that is usually used for rifle hunting. You have to use it accordingly if you are not a hunter.

He needs to exercise up to 60-120 minutes a day. You can take it with you for jogging, inline skating or cycling. If you have more time, hiking is the perfect choice to really exercise your dog. Small parkour exercises are also a good way to get the best out of him and improve your bond with him. However, they are not particularly fast, so you have to be patient with him.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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