Griffon Nivernais
Chien de Pays

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Griffon Nivernais
Chien de Pays

France, 1200s

Game Hunting, Companion

This breed can live up to 12 years of age

Weight & Height
50 to 55 pounds & 21-24 inches tall at the shoulders

Known Health Problems
No known health problems

Physical Description
A medium sized dog that has long drop ears and long slightly curved tail that is carried upward. The nose is black and the eyes are dark colored.

Affectionate dog that is a great hunter. They are not however a good dog for the first time dog owner as they tend to be more dominant in nature.

Obedience training can be challenging with this dog, They should be started with socialization and obedience training as puppy.

Living Conditions
Not recommended for apartment living, Should be in a home with at least a large fenced yard.

Regularly brushing may be needed to remove dead hairs. The ears should also be cleaned often to prevent infections in the ear due to moisture. Bathe only when necessary as to not dry the skin out.

These dog have high exercise needs and need to be exercised daily.

Coat Texture
Long Rough Coat

Coat Colors



United Kennel Club
Fédération Cynologique Internationale


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Griffon Nivernais

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