Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is a good-natured friendly little dog that is willing to please, this breed is considered to be extrovert and bold.

These small dogs really do need to be watched while out and about on walks, a walk can quickly turn into a hunt so you really should keep them on a lead unless in a safe enclosed area.

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Facts

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

Exercise Requirements:      5 star rating

Good with Children:             5 star rating

Easy to Train:                        1 star rating

Good Watchdog:                    3 star rating

Low Shedding:                       4 star rating

Good with Other Pets:         4 star rating

Vital Statistics

Size: 33-38 cm (13-15 in)

Weight: 14-18 kg (31-40 lb)

Coat: Long, harsh and rough with a thick undercoat

Colour: White with any combination of lemon, orange, tricolour or grizzle markings

Lifespan: 12 years

Special Characteristics

These small dogs have a keen interest in scents and are know for being very active. These dogs are also described as being happy, extrovert, bold, independent and willing to please.

Exercise Requirements

These dogs are considered to have high exercise requirements. The dogs need and will enjoy long walks every day to stay happy and content.

Attitude Towards:

Owners: Are affectionate towards their owners, will have independent streaks every now and again.

Children: Are usually good around children.

Other Pets: They are known to be good around other pets.

Strangers: Will be friendly towards any strangers that they might come across.

Other Unfamiliar Dogs: Are friendly towards unknown dogs.

What to Watch Out For

These small dogs are known for being difficult to control on walks because they are unlikely to react to your call once they are scenting or on a chase.

A lack of exercise might result in digging or other behavioural problems around the home. Barking could well be a problem too as well as mud and dirt being brought inside off their long fur after walks.

Health Risks

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen has five health risks to take note of including; hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, eye problems, epilepsy and spine problems.

Ideal Owner

The perfect owner of this breed needs to be active and would be best suited to the dog if they are easy-going and have plenty of time to spare for long energetic walks.

More Photos

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen with white and lemon fur coat Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen with tricolour fur coat black, white and brown

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