Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen has the same standards as Grand Basset, who distinguish between them only in a different size. Dogs coming from France precisely in Vendeen area used for rabbits hunting. PBGV name comes from the French language, which means the following: Petit means small, which means low Basset, Griffon which means the wire-haired, and Vendeen is a region located in France. Petit Basset Griffon has the blood of the now extinct white Bloodhound, white and tan hound Italian. Although this breed is very popular in France, PBGV rarely encountered in the United States. Then in 1984 The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Club of America was formed. And in 1991 the AKC recognize this breed.
Basset Griffon has a slightly rounded skull, not too long and not too wide. Head back slightly protruding. Has a large nose and well-developed, the nose color are black, while the brown nose for dogs with orange coat. PBGV muzzle shorter than the Grand Basset. Form teeth are scissor bite.
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Height is 34 cm - 38 cm or about 13 inches - 15 inches. While The Petit Basset weight is 14 kg - 18 kg or approximately 31 pounds - 40 pounds.
Fairly large eyes with smart expression. His eyes are dark. PBGV have cushions ear and covered with long hair, slightly oval on edges and shaped inward. While the ear base is in position below the eye.
Dogs are often called "Basset Vendeen Small" has a rough coat but not too long, never textured fine / silky, or wolly (cotton fleece textured).
The coat color are Black with white spots, black and reddish-brown (tan), black with light reddish brown, yellowish brown with white spots, yellowish brown with black coat and white spots / "Tricolour", yellowish brown with black overlay.
This breed is a naughty dog but submissive toward their owners. A passionate hunting dog, where this dog must be accustomed to obey orders since childhood. PBGV is a perfect hunting assistant for hunters with a rifle in medium size area, specialized for hunting rabbits, but other animals can not get away from this dog.
The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is cheery dog, friendly and intelligent. This dog is very amusing to watch. He had a curiosity and confidence is high, compact and strong and likes to explore. This dog requires strong leadership and will be demanding and willful if the owner does not give it. Because this breed is a dog that has a strong desire to hunt. Make sure you train them properly so that you can control.
The PBGV dog is basically a dog that likes to dig and a clever fled dog. These dogs are generally good with other dogs, but if you have pets that are non dogs, better keep it away from the PBGV. This breed is a smart breed and can be trained for a variety purposes. He also has a great desire to please their owners. They are good with children and fairly friendly with strangers when properly trained.
Petit Basset Griffon would be fine if you live in an apartment, as long as getting enough exercise. They are very active when indoors. Because these dogs love to dig and clever escape, you should put up a fence in your yard. Narrow gap so they can not escape. Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen prefers cool weather and cool.
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