Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Puppies For Sale
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Dog Breeders
A small, rustic dog with a harsh, wiry coat and shaggy eyebrows, beard and mustache. The PBGV is about 50 percent longer than it is tall. These lively dogs are friendly, merry, intelligent and bold. They are always busy exploring. They like lots of people attention and are good with children. Moderate exercise is needed. Groom the PBGV weekly with a brush and comb and check for matting. These dogs stand 13 to 15" at the shoulders and weigh 31 to 40 lbs. Contact the dog breeders below for your next family friend.
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PBGVs, as their fans refer to them, are hardy small scent hounds whose intelligence and stamina are unmatched by many animals twice their size!
"The name reveals much about the dog: Petit - small; Basset - low to the ground; Griffon - wire coated; and Vendeen - the area of France in which he originated."
Group Classification: The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen breed of dog belongs to the hound group (Group 2), and is placed in position 114 of the AKC breed listing. The family it is best known for are the Scenthounds, originally bred for the function of trailing hare.
Recognized By: CKC, FCI, AKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR
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Hair Length: Medium
Shedding: Moderate Shed
Body Size: Medium
Weight Male: 25-42 pounds
Height Male: 13-15 inches
Weight Female: 25-42 pounds
Height Female: 13-15 inches
Litter Size: 4-6 puppies
Life Expectancy: 11-14 years
orange, lemon, gray, or black. Other acceptable colors are bicolor, tricolor, or grizzling.
This breed of Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is a very active indoors or outdoors dog, and can live in most any time of climates, but due to their scruffy double-coated fur, they actually prefer cooler weather. Living in small apartments or small homes is acceptable as long as adequate exercise is done on a regular basis, and the neighbors do not mind a hound's bark letting everyone know that company is there or they just found their favorite plaything. Going for walks is fun, but this dog is strong in the hunting instincts, so keeping it on the leash is mandatory. Also, they love to dig and plan on escapes in their spare time--little sneaky holes along the fence lines or in the fence corner are good signs to the owners that the big escape moment may soon be occurring.