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Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen
Francia FCI 67 . Small-sized Hounds

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The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen is a very strong race.



The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen It is a small size hunting dog (Petit), under (basset), hard hair (griffon) of French origin (in the region of the Vendée), mainly used for hunting rabbits with his great sense of smell.
It was developed from the Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen, larger copy, heavy and long.

In the past, often to raise both races together. In 1975 are prohibited from crossing them, although puppies with characteristics of both breeds could still be born in the same litter. In France, It was a popular hunting dog for nearly a century (origin s. 16TH); However, the breed is relatively new in other regions.

Physical characteristics

Medium-sized, its height varies between the 33 and 38 cm and his weight between the 16 and 20 kg.
It is a small dog, rustic. Its aspect is neglected and natural. It has hard and rough hair with eyebrows, beard and whiskers woolly. White base, with black spots, Orange or grey.

Is well proportioned and is approximately a 50% longer than high. Wide tail at base, decreasing towards the tip thickness. It keeps it erect. Their ears are covered with hair; they are long but fail to reach the tip of the nose. Large nostrils. Its back is straight and slightly arched over the lumbar area.

It has large fame of Digger, jumper and escape expert, so you have to keep it in a safe enclosure.
Usually, is happy, friendly and always busy in their explorations. He is intelligent and can be stubborn. It's funny and has many security. Jealous and playful. Pretty crook.

Character and skills

He is good with children and quite friendly with strangers and although his obstinacy, it is a bit difficult to train, is not especially dependent or independent. Their dominance is moderate.

He is good with other dogs, but by his hunting instinct, It is not reliable with other pets. Being of small size, has a very loud bark, and tends to the howl.

Very strong race; serious genetic diseases are not known. prone to ear infections. Times, allergies have been given to insecticides.

It has hard hair and moved it very little, Although it needs a cleaning and brushing regularly to avoid entanglements.
It requires moderate exercise, being a good companion to run. At home he is very active and can only live in an apartment if he is sufficiently exercised.

As open space, a small garden is enough. Adaptable to most climates, prefer the coldest. It´s suitable for novice owners. Care properly has an average life of 10 to 14 years.

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Alternative names:

Petit basset griffon vendéen / Kleiner basset griffon vendéen / small basset griffon vendéen

Type and recognitions:

  • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds
  • Section 1.3: Small-sized hound-type dogs.. With proof of work..


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  • FCI breed standard "Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen"

    FCIFCI - Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen

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