This enchanting hound can live up to 12 years of age, but more often than not will reach 14 years when given the right nutrition and a loving home in which to thrive.
Males normally grow to approx. 15kg and are 38cm tall with the females weighing 14kg and standing at 34cm in height.
Breed personality, characteristics & temperament
Often called the ‘happy dog’, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen has a happy nature and will spend lots of time exploring. Intelligent and independent, they thrive on attention and love from their owner.
Compatibility with other pets
They are generally good with other dogs, but supervision may be needed with non-canine pets.
This lively dog has a thick and wiry coat that needs weekly brushing to remove loose and dead hair and help control any shedding. When properly groomed, they will shed very little hair.
These dogs can live happily in an apartment if sufficiently exercised. This is one breed that should never be allowed off lead when going for a walk in open spaces as the hunting instinct is too strong – just a hint of a scent and your ‘hunter’ will be off on the chase. Having a securely fenced yard is a must. They are very good with children and are a great companion for all ages.
Decision time (resources provided by Kennel Club):
Before making a decision on getting a puppy, here are some articles you might find helpful:
What do I need to consider when thinking of buying a puppy?
How do I find the right breeder, what should I ask them?
How do you check if the breeder is reputable?
What to ask your vet prior to buying a puppy?
Where to find dogs (resources provided by the Kennel Club):
Find out about important information about purchasing dogs from pet shops and traders