Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen

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The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen is a dog full of vigor and energy, characterized by a proud tail carriage and a particularly expressive head. It can be written in a rectangle, the length of its body being slightly greater than its height at the withers. The paces of the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen are clear and easy.



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Hair type Half-long
Origin France
Template Average
Head shape Round
Weight and size
Sex Weight Cut
Female From 14 kg to 18 kg From 34 cm to 38 cm
Male From 14 kg to 18 kg From 34 cm to 38 cm
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History of the breed

The standard of the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen and that of the Grand Griffon basset Vendéen were confused for a long time, until Mr. Abel Dezamy established the distinction . Representatives of this breed won the first Coupe de France on rabbit.

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen breed was definitively recognized by the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) on May 4, 1976. Its official FCI standard in force was published on January 9, 1999.

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Physical features

Its coat: hard in texture, never silky or woolly. Of medium length.
Its color: charcoal sand with or without white variegation, black with white variegation or markings (fawn or sand), fawn with white variegation with or without black coat.
His head: slightly rounded, neither too long nor too wide, well defined. The occipital protuberance is developed, the stop marked, the nose black (even brown for dogs with white and orange coats), the nostrils open, the muzzle elongated, straight and square at its end, the jaws articulated in scissors.
Its ears: set below the line of the eye, small, not very thick, flexible, turned inwards, at the slightly oval end and furnished with long hairs.
His eyes: large, dark in color and displaying a look full of intelligence. The conjunctiva and white are not apparent.
His body: well proportioned and harmonious. The neck is long, strong and well muscled, the back straight and well supported, the loins muscular, the croup rather broad, the chest of moderate width and the slightly rounded ribs.
Its tail: high, short, thick at its base and tapering towards its end. Scope in saber blade.

Behavior and character

Barks / howls

Behavior with others

Cohabitation with children
Sociable with other animals
Love strangers

the   Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen   as energetic in the country as calm at home. This born hunter shows remarkable passion and determination at work, adept at shooting rabbits as well as other types of game. Active and courageous , he does not hesitate to evolve on the bushy terrain. Towards his master, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen is obedient and loyal .

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The docility and the natural enthusiasm of the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen facilitate his education, but it must be carried out in a firm and early manner , especially with regard to the recall that he must integrate as soon as possible. No form of brutality should be used against him.

Living conditions

Suitable for apartment living
Good for new masters
Love it hot
Love the cold

the   Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen is a dog built for hunting and nature , but that does not prevent it from adapting to different lifestyles and settings . As long as he has enough activity, he can live in the city, even in an apartment, but he will always prefer to take advantage of the space offered by a large fenced garden.


Ease of gaining weight

the   Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen   is a strong and resistant dog . There is no congenital defect or predisposition to any disease in this breed. He can, however, be easily prone to back problems.

Hypoallergenic breed


Litter size

Between 4 and 6 puppies

Major concerns
Hip dysplasia
Herniated disc
Minor concerns
Inguinal hernia
Umbilical hernia
Dislocation of the lens
Occasional concerns
Suggested tests

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Life expectancy

Minimum: 12 years old

Maximum: 14 years

The life expectancy of a Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen is, on average, between 12 and 14 years.

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Maintenance and hygiene

Ease of maintenance
Cost of maintenance
Hair loss
Drool level
Ease of grooming

the   Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen   is a dog that does not pose any particular problem in terms of maintenance. It only requires basic care , carried out regularly.

It is recommended to brush the dog once a week . During moulting, hair loss can be perfectly managed if brushing is done diligently . Its ears, eyes, paws and dress should be examined after each outing in the countryside or in the forest in order to detect and eliminate any debris or parasites.

His teeth need to be brushed frequently to remove tartar build-up and the proliferation of bacteria. Finally, if they do not wear out naturally, its claws need to be cut. If you are new to this, it is recommended that you seek advice from a veterinarian or groomer.

Price and budget

Purchase price

Max € 500
700 €

The purchase price of a Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen is between € 500 and € 700.

Annual maintenance cost

€ 300
500 €

The annual maintenance cost of a Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen is between € 300 and € 500.

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The diet of the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen must be adapted to its level of physical activity, size and age. Its food can be divided into 2 meals per day .

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Physical activity

Energy level
Potential to play

the   Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen   is an active dog and therefore needs one or two walks a day . Games and exercises practiced regularly allow him to satisfy his taste for work and stimulate his physical, sensory and mental capacities.


Classifications & Standards
(FCI) Fédération Cynologique Internationale
(NZKC) New Zealand Kennel Club
(AKC) American Kennel Club
(KC) The Kennel Club
(UKC) United Kennel Club
(ANKC) Australian National Council Kennel
(CKC) Canadian Kennel Club


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FCI Information



FCI Group

Group 6: Hounds, Blood Test Dogs and Related Breeds

Recognized by FCI

Since 1976


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