Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

Hound Group

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen dog sitting in front of white background

Height at Shoulders

13-15 in

Weight

25-40 lbs

Life Expectancy

14-16 yrs

History

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen was developed over 400 years in France along with three other griffon hounds, the Grand Griffon Vendéen, Briquet Griffon Vendéen, and the Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen. Their griffon, or wire, coat kept them from getting tangled in brambles while hunting. In the late 1800's, the Basset Griffon Vendéen was developed, including both medium and large dogs, now called the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen and the Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen. These dogs were bred to have short legs so that their human hunting companions could keep up with them on the hunt. It wasn't until 1907 that the medium and large variations were considered to be their own breeds.

Breed Characteristics

While not all Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens share the exact same personality and temperament, there are certain generalizations that can be made about the breed. In addition to genetics, a dog’s environment, training, socialization, and many other factors all contribute to their personality and behavior.

Intelligence

Affection Towards Family

Friendliness Towards Strangers

Friendliness Towards Other Dogs

Exercise Needs

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Energy Level

Sensitivity

Noise Level

Prey Drive

Shedding

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Intelligence

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Affection Towards Family

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Friendliness Towards Strangers

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Friendliness Towards Other Dogs

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Exercise Needs

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Energy Level


Sensitivity

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Noise Level

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Prey Drive

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Shedding

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Common Traits

Playful and comical with a happy-go-lucky attitude

Independent and stubborn with a mind of their own

Fun-loving, curious, and tend to get bored easily- require lots of mental stimulation, especially when they're left alone

Known to wander once they start to follow a scent trail and might even dig under a fence to pursue it

Easier to train than most other scenthounds, but training can still be a bit challenging (especially housetraining)

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