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Griffon Nivernais


The Griffon Nivernais is a French dog breed that originated in the Nivernais region. The breed was developed by crossing several French dog breeds, including the Grand Griffon Vendéen and the local dogs of Nivernais.

The Griffon Nivernais was primarily used for hunting large game such as boar and deer. Today, the breed is still used as a hunting dog, as well as a companion dog.


The Griffon Nivernais is known for its courageous and determined nature. They are independent dogs that do not give up easily and like to go their own way. They have a strong hunting instinct and can be a bit stubborn at times.

These dogs are also highly intelligent and can be trained well. They are loyal to their family and get along well with children. The Griffon Nivernais needs a lot of exercise and regular walks to keep it from becoming bored.


In general, the Griffon Nivernais is a healthy breed with an average lifespan of about 12 years. However, as with many dog ​​breeds, certain hereditary health issues can occur, such as hip and elbow dysplasia and eye disorders.

It is therefore important to check the health of the parents before breeding. In addition, it is important to have the dog regularly checked by a vet and to put it on a healthy diet.


The coat of the Griffon Nivernais is rough and dense and needs regular maintenance. It is important to brush and comb the coat at least once a week to prevent tangles and keep the coat healthy.

Because the Griffon Nivernais is a hunting dog, it is important to give it regular exercise. These dogs have a lot of energy and need at least an hour of exercise daily. This can be a walk, but also playing in the garden or running in a fenced area.

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