Griffon Fauve de Bretagne/ Fawn Brittany Griffon

Life expectancy

10 years

Age adult

30 months

Height (Shoulder height)

55 cm


20 kg

Coat texture

medium length / coarse-haired / wavy / stiff/rigid

Coat color


Common illnesses

malignant hyperthermia

Food expenses per month in €

about € 52

Suitable for children

Rather yes

Needs a garden

Rather not

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather yes

First dog suitable

Rather yes

Allergy friendly

Rather not


Very atletic


Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Low grooming effort

Eager to learn



Needs a lot of exercise


social / balanced / likes hunting / peaceful / loving / patient

Bred for

hunting dog, hound

Common illnesses

malignant hyperthermia

Dog type according to FCI

scent hounds and related breeds

FCI description

They have always been used as hunting dogs, have an extraordinary sense of smell and pick up every trace. Running dogs had to follow the game over long distances, sweat dogs search for the injured (sweaty) game and follow it. They have an enormous urge to move and need a lot of exercise and meaningful, species-appropriate occupation. Many breeds, especially sweat dogs, are only handed over to hunters. If you are not aware of what hunting motivation means, you may soon be overwhelmed. Because this instinct cannot be completely trained away.

Dogs of this group are considered friendly, intelligent and social, therefore they are popular companion dogs. Think about whether you can cope with the hunting temperament, because once the untrained hunting dog has a track in his nose he quickly forgets any obedience and is up and away.

Short description

The Griffon Fauve de Bretagne is a rare dog breed and was originally bred for hunting. Nowadays, he can be found as a family-dog as well, as he has a very relaxed nature and is very eager to learn. A well trained Griffon Fauve de Bretagne is obedient and listens to his owner's commands. They are trusting, loving, well-balanced and very child-freindly.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.