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Griffon Nivernais

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One of the oldest and rarest of the French hounds. 

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General Information
Group(s): HoundsScent Hound Height: 21-24.5 inches
Weight: 50-55 pounds Longevity:
Colors: variations of gray, roan, black and tan or tawny Coat type: long, hard,, rough and bushy, wiry
Recognized Registries: FCI
Overall Appearance: Rather rough and disreputable but with a stunning work ethic and no timidity.
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General Nature: Never timid but also loyal and calm.
  with Children: good
  with other pets: good
  with dogs: good
Socialization requirements: typical
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Temperament Notes: Good choice for the weekend hunter. Never shirks a task but has exercise needs that can be met with regular walks and occasional (weekly) outings.
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Background Information
Year range of first recognition: as far back as the 1200s
Country of Origin: France
Original Function: Boar and Wolf Hunting
History: The Nivernais can be traced back as far as the 1200s, when they were called the Chien Gris de St. Louis (St. Louis's Gray Dogs) as the favorites of Louis IX. These gray dogs probably came from the Balkans after the fourth Crusade. At home they were refine
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