The Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen was developed for hunting small game. Its body is well-muscled and long. Its legs are short, giving it a compressed appearance. The front legs are straight and the back legs are moderately angled. Its back is strong and straight. It has an elongated neck that transitions angled to the back. The breed’s head is comparable in size to its body. The ears are long and fold toward its face. The eyes are almost obscured by the long fur on the crown of its head. The coat, which is coarse, is long and somewhat shaggy over most of the body.
The Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen has a spirited temperament to match its general expression. The breed loves entertaining its family and will seek to get as much attention as it possibly can. It is responsive to training, but has a stubborn streak. Its entertaining personality makes it a natural companion for children. However, supervision is recommended when the breed interact with very young or small children. It get’s along fine with other pets, including other dogs.
Height and Weight
The male and female Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen are about the same height and weight. The breed has an average height of 13-15 inches and weighs an average of 25-35 pounds.
The Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen is basically a healthy breed. Some types may develop hip dysplasia and otitis external. Although rare, the breed is susceptible to developing epilepsy and patella luxation.
Ideal Living Conditions
The Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen is more suitable for outdoor living conditions. It is energetic and enjoys running around free. If it becomes discontent or bored it may become destructive, so it is recommended that any personal items be moved out of its way, if it resides outdoors. The breed may also dig.
The Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen is an energetic breed that loves hunting. It will usually obtain the exercise it needs.
The Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen has an average life expectancy of 12-14 years.
The Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen has an average of 4-6 puppies.
Only basic grooming is required for the Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen. Brushing the coat on a regular basis and washing it occasionally is all that is necessary for this breed. Bacteria may become trapped in its ears, so it is a good idea to clean the ears regularly.
The Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen was developed on France in the 1800s.
The Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen is predominately white. It may also have shades of black, yellow, orange, or brown on its coat.