|Briquet Griffon Vendéen Standard
- Brief Historical Summary:
It is the only breed keeping this name
"Briquet" which signifies "medium-sized dog". Selection dates from
before the first World War by the Comte d'Elva. It is a harmonious and
improved reduction of the Grand Griffon Vendéen, distinguished, rather
stocky in its construction. Decimated several times because of wars, the
Briquet type reappeared in Fontenay le Comte (Vendée) in 1946.
At present one finds numerous subjects of quality; a team of Briquets
won the trophy of France on roe deer in 1995 and numerous teams are unleashed
on wild boar.
- General Appearance: Griffon of medium size, receptive and very determined. Rather stocky and well proportioned.
- Behavior: Fine nose; fast dog with pleasant voice, does not refuse bramble; very nimble on rough terrain, hunts rather with nose to the wind.
- Temperament: He takes a lot of initiative, has stamina and is robust. It must be equally good at working a cold track, at starting game and at driving it. The Briquet is a passionate hunter; it is up to his master to make him obey.