Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Dog

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Dog

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Male 25 – 40 pounds (15 – 20 kg)
Female 25 – 40 pounds (15 – 20 kg)

Male 12 – 15 inches (32 – 40 cm)
Female 12 – 15 inches (32 – 40 cm)

The outercoat is rough and harsh to the touch.The undercoat is thick soft and short.

Coat Colors:
White with any combination of lemon, orange, black, sable, tricolor.

Life span:
14 or more years.

Health Issues:
Heart problems, cancer.


Dog Breed Info

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is a happy, extroverted, independent dog who loves exploring. He needs attention from the family and he is very affectionate with kids and any adult. He loves playing with his toys and will always need something to occupy his mind.

He likes to bark a lot and, similar to hound dogs, he has an incredible sense of smell. He gets along with other dogs and other pets at home. He needs a patient owner who can offer him valuable training time.

This breed can live well in an apartment if you provide him of enough exercise. They are very active within the house and prefer cold weather, though they won’t have any problem with warm climate. You should have a high fence on the patio to prevent your dog from sneaking out to explore. It is recommendable to verify that the dog has not dug a hole to escape.