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Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Puppies
Description: The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen is a scent hound developed to hunt small game over the rough and difficult terrain of the Vendéen region. Of the four rough-coated hound breeds from Vendéen, France, the Petit Bassett Griffon Vendéen is the smallest. They are bold and vivacious in character, compact, tough and robust in construction. They have drop ears that are medium in length, and they have a short muzzle. Although, their heads are twice as long as they are wide. Their bones are light compared to other breeds, and the body is stocky. The tail is like a saber in shape, and their faces hold a heavy mustache and eyebrows. They can be black with tan markings, fawn with white markings, fawn with black markings, or tricolor--all of these being with white markings. There are four closely related breeds of this kind: the Grand Basset, Petit Basset, Grand, and Briquet, all with the ending name of Griffon Vendéen. Petit Basset Griffon Vendéens are scent hounds and can hunt small game such as rabbits and feathered game. They are the smallest of the Vendéen breeds, as well as the most popular. They are lively, active, and inquisitive. PBGVs are friendly, eager to please and energetic. They get along with almost anyone, with their outgoing, fun-loving personality. Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen s are intelligent, but do not learn quite as fast as most other breeds. They are a happy-go-lucky little dog that enjoys its owner, but can be independent. The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen is highly popular in its native France as a hunting dog of hare and rabbit, and occasionally wild boar.
Height: 13 -
fawn or hare; white with red, fawn, gray, or black markings, bicolor or tricolor.
Black can be with tan markings, fawn with white markings, fawn with black
markings, or tricolor - all of these being with white markings. They can also
be white with lemon or orange markings.
Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen s are affectionate, independent, and enthusiastic.
They are outgoing and lively, and love to be active. The PBGV is fun loving,
not the smartest of dogs, but very eager to please. They get along with almost
everyone, pets and children.
Care and Exercise:
Minimal weekly brushing or combing with a hard brush. Pluck ear canals.
The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen n eeds considerable amount of exercise.
Health Issues: PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), juvenile cataracts, and patellar luxation. They are also prone to aseptic meningitis, epilepsy, heart murmurs, and hip dysplasia.
Life Span: 10 - 14 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
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