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Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen


Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen profile


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Lifespan: 12-15 Years

Avg height: 33-37cm

Avg weight: 14-18kg

Coat type: Rough, medium length, double coat.

Coat colours: Lemon, orange, black, sable, tri-colour, grizzle markings.

Originally bred for: Hunting small game, hare and rabbit.

Breed traits: Extroverted, independent, active, lively, friendly, happy, determined.


A little about the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen


Not to be mistaken for couch potatoes, PBGV's are very intent on following a trail and hunting. Interesting walks or hikes are necessary for this breed to satisfy this aspect. Small animals, such as cats and rabbits, are likely to fall prey to a PBGV should they cross paths. Small pets in the home are not suitable for the PBGV breed, unless they are raised exceptionally well together. 




PBGV's experience health issues including: Hip and elbow dysplasia, patellar luxation, autoimmune hypothyroidism, epilepsy, heart murmurs, corneal dystrophy, retinal dysplasia, persistent pupillary membranes, lens luxation, glaucoma.

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.