The Briquet Griffon Vendeen is a great dog to bring into your home, if you know what to expect and plan to give him what he needs to be happy. These dogs are not overly demanding. They are not aggressive, but they are fearless and they will challenge their owner if they do not agree with what is taking place. Most importantly, the owner of this breed will need to provide him with a suitable home and living arrangement. To accomplish this, know what the dog expects and needs to remain physically and mentally healthy. While he does not ask for too much, giving the Briquet Griffon Vendeen what he needs will allow him to be happy in his life with you.
The first consideration that you should have is the environment you will have available to the dog. These dogs are working dogs and they enjoy being outdoors, chasing anything from a butterfly to the raccoons that dare to enter their yard. They need room to run and explore. If you have a yard for them, this is ideal. A fenced in yard is almost always necessary since they are known to grab a scent and take off to find out where it came from.
If you do not have a fence, providing him with a long enough leash that will allow him to roam most of his property is a must. This type of dog will not be obedient enough to listen to your commands through a call if he has tracking on his mind. The Briquet Griffon Vendeen is definitely an active dog and for that he will need someone to be active with. He is independent, mostly, and that means that he isn't likely to demand your attention all of the time. Nevertheless, he does want to play and will want to be by your side whenever it suits him. This could be all day or just a bit of the day.
Supplying him with interactive toys or things to do will also help to keep him occupied. He is content to spend much of his time outdoors, though he will dig up the yard! If you can provide this for him, he'll fit in your home well.
The Briquet Griffon Vendeen should be treated with respect. While not aggressive, they are loyal first and foremost to themselves and will snap or become aggravated if not given what they need. Most importantly, provide him with the ability to explore for this is what the dog loves to do most. If you do live in a smaller location, or within the city, raise the Briquet Griffon Vendeen from a pup and he will do fine. They are better suited for a more rural area or one with enough backyards to explore through.