Petit Basset Griffon VendeenThe Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is also known as: Little Griffon Vendeen Basset
|Group classification: Hound||Country of origin: France||Date of origin: 18th century|
|Weight (M): 27 - 35 lb||Height (M): 13- 15"||Life expectancy: 11 - 14 years|
|Weight (F): 25 - 33 lb||Height (F): 13 - 15"|
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General Description of the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen’s body is designed to move easily through dense ground cover, and is about 50% longer than it is tall. The skull is domed with marked occiput and stop, and is flanked by long, low set ears. Oval shaped eyes are large and dark, and convey a look of witty alertness and friendliness upon the PBGV. Other characteristic facial features include a beard, moustache and bushy eyebrows. The back is long and level with a slight arch over the loin, ending in a high set, medium length tail that is carried erect and proudly. The outer coat is long, harsh and rough, and amply covers a thick, short undercoat. Coloring is predominately white, with various combinations of orange, lemon, tricolor, sable, grizzle or black markings.
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Temperament
Fun and affectionate, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen is a natural extrovert. This dog likes to have its nose in everything, and is apt to know all the goings on of the house in detail. The PBGV likes to play with children, adults and other dogs, but may be initially aloof or unfriendly toward other pets; socialization with small animals beginning in puppyhood will stamp this out. Owners who are new to the breed are sometimes frustrated by the PBGV’s combination of ardent affection and difficulty of training; this dog certainly demonstrates its love for you, but that does not mean it will listen to a word you say. A firm hand, positive reinforcement and plenty of patience will eventually bring this dog under your control. Until then, stubbornness may be an issue.
Caring for a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen was bred to hunt, and is not at all content to sit around the house all day. Regular exercise is a must, preferably in the form of prolonged romps in a field with plenty of scents to follow and explore. The PBGV has been known to do okay as an apartment pet, but it is much happier when it has free access to a yard. A good brush once or twice a week will remove dead hairs and keep your PGBV from looking too unkempt. Though predominantly healthy, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen may develop canine hip dysplasia and otitis exterrna, as well as persistent papillary membrane and other corneal and retinal problems
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