Non-sporting Breeds

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
Pedigree Points
Recognized: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB), KUSA
Height: 13-15 in (34-38cm)
Weight: 25-35 lb (1.5-15.5kg)
Coat: Rough, long, and harsh to the touch, never silky or woolly, with a thick undercoat
Color: Solid fawn or hare; white with red, fawn, gray, or black markings; bicolor or tricolor

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is a short-legged, rough-coated hound, developed in the Vendee district of south-west France. It was bred down from the Grand Griffon Vendeen. The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen has been described as a miniature Basset reduced proportionately in size while retaining all its qualities-a passion for hunting, fearlessness in the densest coverts, and vigor. It is now used for hunting hare and rabbit, but can also manage larger game. It works very well in thick undergrowth. This most attractive animal makes a good family pet provided that it receives plenty of exercise. It needs little grooming and considers humans its friends.
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