Griffon Fauve de Bretagne (commonly known as Griffon Fauve) were used in packs for hunting wolves and wild boar. With the elimination of wolves in the nineteenth century, they nearly became extinct. In 1949, Marcel Pambrun founded the Club de Fauve de Bretagne to save the remains of the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne dog breed that had been kept alive by a few farmers and hunters.
Griffon Fauve de Bretagne is a rare breed for those seeking a unique pet.
Since the 1980s the Griffon Fauve de Bretagne and the derived breed, the Basset Fauve de Bretagne, have been successfully restored in numbers and are popular hunting dogs. The breed is a good hunting dog, still used in France to hunt boar, but is also a good family dog. Examples of the Griffon Fauve have been exported to other countries, where they are promoted as a rare breed for those seeking a unique pet.
Griffon Fauve reveal themselves to be courageous while hunting, but they also like 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.
Griffon Fauve Videos
Note: Videos in French