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Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen

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Dog Breed Group
Hound Dogs 
Origin of Breed
France 
Life Expectancy
10 - 14 Years 
Color
Solid fawn or hare; white with red, fawn, gray, or black markings, bicolor or tricolor. 
Coat
Rough, long and harsh to the touch, never wooly or silky; thick undercoat. 
Exercise Needs
Needs considerable amount of exercise. 
Temperament
They are affectionate and independant. He is naturally obediant. 
Good with Children
May be too boisterous for young children. Good with other pets. 
Grooming Needs
Minimal weekly brushing or combing with a hard brush. Pluck ear canals. 
Average Size - Male (in)
13 - 15 
Average Size - Female (in)
13 - 15 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
25 - 35 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
25 - 35 
Health Issues
PRA, juvenile cataracts, patellar luxation.v
Living Conditions
Home with a fenced yard is best 

Breed Description

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen is a scent hound developed to hunt small game over the rough and difficult terrain of the Vendéen region. One of the four rough-coated hound breeds from Vendéen, France the Petit Bassett Griffon Vendéen is the smallest. He is bold and vivacious in character, compact, tough and robust in construction. Traced to the 16th century and directly to the Griffon Vendéen. He comes from La Vendee a district in the western coast of France. The Vendéen's were directly bred from the white Southern Hound and rough-coated dogs from Italy.

Breed Infobits

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is still capable of tracking small game, but is most usually kept as a companion animal.
His name means Petit - small, Basset - low to the ground, Griffon - rough or wire coated and Vendéen - the area of origination.

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