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Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen is a French scent hound developed in the 16th century to hunt small game over difficult terrain. This vivacious, outgoing breed is confident, happy and willing to please. The PBGV is best-suited for experienced dog owners with older children and fenced yards. A pack hound, he gets along well with other dogs and generally is happiest in their company. This breed does best with daily exercise.
Living Considerations
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living
  • Good with older children
Did you know?
The name of this breed in French reveals much about his characteristics: Petit means small; Basset means low to the ground; Griffon means rough or wire coated; and Vendéen is the area of France where the breed originated.
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
  • Size Medium
  • Height 33 to 38 centimetres
  • Weight 14 to 18 kilograms
  • Coat Medium
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour White with any combination of lemon, orange, black, sable, tricolour, or grizzle markings
  • Activities Agility, Field Trials, Hunting Tests, Obedience, Conformation, Tracking
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both