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Basset Griffon Vendeen (Petit)


Illustration of Basset Griffon Vendeen (Petit)

The PBGV has gained much popularity since his arrival in the UK: he is smart in appearance and appealing in character. Smaller and with more moderate proportions than his Grand cousin, he too needs regular grooming of his crisp coat but he should remain rustic in appearance and free from excessive trimming..

Breed Group
Vulnerable Native Breed
How much exercise?
Up to 1 hour per day
Length of coat
How much grooming?
More than once a week
Supposedly sheds? *
Town or Country
Type of home
Small House
Minimum Garden Size
Over 10 Years

* If you are asthmatic or have an allergy, you should consult your medical advisor before considering obtaining a dog. More information can also be found on the Kennel Club website.

The Hound Breed Group

Breeds originally used for hunting either by scent or by sight. The scent hounds include the Beagle and Bloodhound and the sight hounds such breeds as the Whippet and Greyhound. Many of them enjoy a significant amount of exercise and can be described as dignified, aloof but trustworthy companions.

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