Description: The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is a short, stocky dog. They stand between 13 and 15 inches tall and weigh between 31 and 40 pounds, there is little difference in size between the male dog and the female dog. They are a bit broad in body, with well muscled hindquarters. They have a fairly short but shaggy coat, with drooping ears and a mustache-nosed appearance. They have a look somewhere between the total ruffian and a doggy version of Oliver twist. Their head and facial hair give them a somewhat soulful expression. Short hair can look somewhat disheveled and looking at these dogs they seem to have no sense of vanity; You can easily imagine it crawling through bushes and hedges without a problem. This breed of dog is definitely the little Scruff next door, which everyone loves.
Story. The origins of this breed date back to 16th century France, when dogs were bred from the great Basset Griffon Vendeen, deliberately attempting to produce a shorter and smaller dog. Bred for the first time in the Vendeen area, as you may have guessed, to hunt rabbits and vermin, rats, mice, etc. Due to their origins, it is unusually possible for the Great Basset and the Little Basset to be born in the same litter, although breeding restrictions have reduced the occurrence of this.
Temperament. The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is an intelligent, cheerful and friendly dog, who can be very entertaining to watch. Given their overall scruffy appearance and somewhat inquisitive nature, they can provide endless fun when walking in the park or in rural areas, while shooting trying to look even more scruffy. They are bold and confident and enjoy digging very much, for this reason it may be necessary to extend the fence a short distance below the surface of the garden, as they are also known as quite accomplished escape artists. Their natural temperament and upbringing will make them believe that they own a home in which they live. Training and asserting yourself about this dog is very important, if the dog thinks he is in command, this will cause problems in the future. They must accommodate their natural instincts, to be the lord of everything they examine, so it must be asserted in a kind way. Don’t be distracted from your training by your adorable appearance and mischievous demeanor; everyone should be happy at home together.