Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

Published: Last updated: by Kyle J. Larson

Average size and lifespan

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Height: 1ft 1in - 1ft 3in
Weight: 30-40lbs
Lifespan: 11 - 14 Years

Behavior

  • Affection5/5
  • Kid-Friendly5/5
  • Stranger-Friendly5/5
  • Dog-Friendly5/5
  • Barking Amount2/5

Care

  • Grooming Difficulty2/5
  • Shedding Amount2/5
  • Easy to Train2/5
  • Can Be Alone3/5
  • Exercise Need4/5

Environment

  • Cold Tolerance4/5
  • Heat Tolerance3/5
  • Apartment-Friendly4/5

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Information

Petit Basset Griffon VendeenA unique dog, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen stands extremely low to the ground with tiny, stubby legs holding him up. His coat is wiry and rough with a slightly disheveled look. Along with these unique characteristics, he has a sweet doggy face with kind eyes, a big button nose and a happy smile.

As far as his origin goes, this breed is one of many small hounds dating back to ancient France. He’s not exactly a popular breed, but if you’re lucky enough to welcome a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen into your home, you’ll find he alert, chipper and very vivacious with lots of energy and love to give!

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Breed FAQs

Can Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens be apartment dogs?

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens does fine in apartments. They don't need lots of spaces so they should adapt well to apartment-living.

Can Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens be left alone?

While Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens prefer to be around their owners, they can do fairly well when left alone if necessary.

Are Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens good with kids?

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens are typically excellent with kids. As with any dog it's important to monitor them around children, however they are often very gentle.

Are Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens friendly with strangers?

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens love other people and will tend to run up to them for affection. They quickly become great friends with anyone.

Do Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens get along with other dogs?

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens get along great with other dogs. They are very social and tolerate other dogs, where you typically need to watch the other dog more than your own.

Do Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens bark a lot?

A Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen will most often bark only when alerting about something. They likely need something or see a stranger if they're barking.

Do Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens shed a lot?

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen isn't a heavy shedder. Some limited brushing and occassional cleaning should help prevent much hair build-up.

Do Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens need a lot of grooming?

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens don't require very much effort for grooming. You'll just need to provide typical maintenance and baths.

Do Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens need a lot of exercise?

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen has a good amount of energy and will need to be exercised with some walks and play to keep them happy.

Are Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens easy to train?

Most Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens are stubborn and will take extra work to train. They can still learn trained behaviors, but will take more effort.

Can Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens handle cold weather?

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens do well in cold weather. You may need to protect their paws, but they'll do well in colder climates.

Can Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens handle hot weather?

Although Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens can tolerate hot conditions, be careful not to expose them for too long.

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