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Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

Size: Medium

Weight: 30 - 42 lbs.

Height: 12.5" - 15.5"

Life Span: 11 - 13 years

Health Problems: Hypothyroidism; allergies; epilepsy; ear infections

Origin: France

Also Known As: Little Griffon Vedeen Basset

Group: Scenthound

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen requires several walks and play sessions per day.

Grooming Needs

Weekly grooming is required is required for your Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen.

Temperament

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendee is a happy, sociable breed that performs well in obedience classes - especially if socialized early. If treated gently, this breed gets along well with children. Although somewhat possessive, this breed also integrates well with other pets, but exhibits a tendency to bark. The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen adapts well to life in almost any household environment as long as it gets plenty of exercise.

Compatibility with Kids

Known to be extremely good with children and strangers.

History

This breed has its roots in 16th century France, where it were used to hunt wild hare. Recognized by the AKC in 1990, the breed has become quite popular among dog fanciers.

Pet Facts

This is hunting breed has a tendency to romp, dig, sniff and explore. It tends to have more of a terrier-like, rather than a basset-like, personality.