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Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen so you can get to know the breed more.

OriginFrance
Group Hunting Dogs
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Other Names
What other names does the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen have? The dog breed also known as...
PBGV, Small Vendeen Basset, Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1990 as a Hound breed.
FCI Group
Is Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen breed?
American Canine RegistryAmerican Kennel ClubAmerica's Pet RegistryCanadian Kennel ClubFederation Cynologique InternationaleKennel Club of Great BritainNorth American Purebred Registry, Inc.American Canine Association, Inc.Australian National Kennel CouncilNational Kennel ClubNew Zealand Kennel Club
Price
How much does the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen price:
$1200-$1600
If you choose to purchase the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen weigh? Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen weight:
31-40 pounds (14-18 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen? Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen average weight:
35.5 pounds (16 kg)
Height
How tall is the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen? Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen height:
13-15 inches (34-38 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen average height:
14 inches (36 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen have? What does this canine coat look like?
WiryShaggy
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen's coat?
Black & TanWhite & GrayWhite & OrangeWhite & BlackWhite Black & Tan
Grooming
How to groom the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen and how often?
Average: The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the PBGV? Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen shedding level:
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen have? What characteristics does the breed have?
ActiveFriendlyIndependentIntelligentExtrovertedHappyLively
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen? Are they intelligent?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen obey for the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Trainability
Are Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens aren't famous for their trainability. This breed needs more time and repetition to obey. It's challenging to teach them new commands, but not impossible.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the PBGV need? Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen social needs:
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen dogs bark a lot? Why does my Small Vendeen Basset bark?
Average to high: The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen good as a watchdog?
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Do Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens can't provide protection for their territory. It's better to leave them out from the duty of protection your valuables and property.
Biting Potential
Do Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the PBGV? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen do?
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen to run away? Does this breed wander a lot? Does Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen have high prey drive?
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens are apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walks outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog
Where Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen and children:
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens good office dogs? Do Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens make good office friendly dogs? Can Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens be ofiice dogs?
No
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the PBGV temperament with senior people? Are Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen dogs good for elderly owners?
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen dogs get along with other pets? Are Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen be a boat dog?
Not really
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen dogs have health problems?
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen be?
14-16 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen breed hypoallergenic?
No
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen have?
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen dogs require per day?
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen drool?
The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does it take to have Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-5 puppies

Pros & Cons of Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

Pros
  • Health Issues: Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Apartment Friendly: Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens are apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Drooling tendency: The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Child Friendly: Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cons
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Trainability: Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens aren't famous for their trainability.
  • Hypoallergenic: Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Mouthiness: Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Office Friendly: Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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