The Briquet Griffon Vendeen is a very noble breed of dog. While not as well known as others in his history, this dog does have several characteristics unique to them. As purebreds, the dog is expected to uphold various character traits. Breeders of this breed must pay close attention to the faults that can be found in the dogs. There are many of them. Dogs with these faults in them are said to be against the standards for this dog. Various levels of faults can be present, and judges in a dog show will take note of any and all of these deviations from the standard for the Briquet Griffon Vendeen.
The head is one area where various faults are often found. The head can be too strong, which can often mean that it is showing signs of its lineage in the Grand Vendeen. In addition, the muzzle may be too long. The nose, eyelids and the lips may be of the wrong pigmentation considered standard to the breed.
The pincer bite may be a fault as can the eye color if the eye color is considered too light. The leathers should be considered. They should not be overly long or flat. If the hair is smooth and they are high set, these are also faults found.
The body of the dog usually shows only a few deviations from the standard. For example, the dog may have a slanting croup, or the body may be cylindrical or whippety in shape. Another potential body fault found in the Briquet Griffon Vendeen is in the back. It may not be firm enough. The stern on the dog may also show faults. Here, the stern may be deviated or it may also show signs of being too long. Another area of the dog's body that could show faults is the quarters. They should not show signs of insufficient bone, splayed feet, have too much of an angle, and their toes should be tight.
The dog's coat should be exact. Faults here including dog's that have fine hair or those that have coats that are insufficiently dense. Some dogs can show faults in their temperament, though this is consider rarer. Behavior faults usually only are seen when the dog is shy or overly timid.
Other faults in the Briquet Griffon Vendeen are considered eliminating faults. For example, if the dog has eyes of different color, a woolly coat, a size that is not normal, fearful or even aggressive, or the dog has a kinky tail these are faults that are disqualifying for them. Others including ribs that are too narrow towards the lower end, overshot or undershot mouth, and a self colored coat that is either white or black can be disqualifications as well to this breed.