Vendee Basset Griffon

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, PBGV

Venetian Basset Griffon Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, PBGV

Breed characteristics

  • Popularity: 3
  • Training: 5
  • Size: 2
  • Mind: 3
  • Security: 8
  • Relations with children: 9
  • Dexterity: 5
  • Shedding: 2


This breed was bred in the 16th century in the Venden region in France. The dog was used to hunt small game by smell. They were very capable hunters in any weather, as well as on any terrain. They are the smallest of the four hounds. from France. Today, the Vendee Basset Griffon is relatively rare breed, but steadily gaining popularity.


This is a small dog with short legs. Head long with rectangular face. The nose is black or brown. Eyes are big and dark. The ears are quite long, drooping and have a long coat. Neck long. The tail is thick at the base and thin at the end. The basset griffon has a beard, eyebrows and mustache. The color may be white, black and white, three-color.

  • Basset Griffon is a charming and strong dog. Training has importance;
  • He can be stubborn;
  • This breed likes to bark.
  • This dog has a lot of energy and stamina. They have to train every day. They love a good long a walk.


Compact, hardy, vibrant and courageous the breed, the Vendee Basset Griffon is also active and durable. They are consistent, love to seek adventure and very irritable and are independent. This cozy breed shows great craftsmanship in hunting, and also it’s beautiful companion.TemperatureVendey Basset Griffon thrives and requires human communication and attention. They are very intelligent, charming and can be very wayward. This the breed usually gets along with other dogs, but not recommended for homes with cats or other pets, they will consider them as prey. They get along with children and somewhat friendly with strangers.


With their intelligence and desire to please, Vendee basset griffon relatively easy to train. The breed is a little stubborn and independent and that’s why training should be solid, consistent, well balanced. Training should be done with patience. Early socialization and obedience training recommended.

A haircut

The coat of this dog should be brushed regularly. Claws should be short and excess hair between the paw pads should to be deleted. Ears must be kept clean.


He feels better outdoors, in a well-fenced courtyard, where he can move freely and get the necessary exercises to burn his energy, but he can also adapt for living in an apartment if will receive necessary exercises every day. He likes living with an active family. This dog needs training.

Common diseases

The Vendee Basset Griffon can have these health problems:

  • pain syndrome;
  • epilepsy;
  • glaucoma and dislocation of the lens;
  • allergy;
  • inguinal and umbilical hernias;
  • dislocation of the patella;
  • hip dysplasia;
  • hypothyroidism;
  • multifocal retinal dysplasia.


The dog is used to hunt large animals, rabbits and pheasants. They are nice and funny comrades.

Breed Information

A country France
Life span 12-14 years old
Height Males: 32-40 cm Bitches: 32-40 cm
Weight Males: 15-20 kg Bitches: 15-20 kg
Long wool average
Colour white, black and white, tri-color
Price 1000 – 1800 $

Breed photo

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