Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Breed Profile


Some distinguishing characteristics are the rough unrefined outlines, with long eyebrows, beard and moustache. This dog has a strong tail carried with alert and readiness. The appearance Is compact with no feature exaggerated and its parts in balance.


White with any combination of lemon, orange, black, sable, tricolor or grizzle markings, providing easy visibility in the field.


The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is a small, rustic dog with a natural looking coat. They are friendly to all people and crave attention. They get along well with other dogs, but tend to chase small animals. They can adapt to apartment living because of their medium energy level, but need daily exercise.


The Petit Basset originated from the Vendee region of France. They were very popular hunting dogs, mostly used to hunt rabbit. Today they are still great hunters in France, but known mostly as family pets and companions in North America.

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