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Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
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The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen, also known as PBGV or "little Basset Griffon Vendéen," is a small French breed of dog originally bred for hunting small game, such as rabbits and hares. Here is some information about their temperament, lifespan, shedding, training, and puppies:


PBGVs are generally described as happy, lively, and friendly dogs that enjoy being around people and other pets. They are known for their outgoing personalities and their love for outdoor activities. They are intelligent and independent thinkers, but can be stubborn at times. They are also known to be vocal and have a unique bay.


The average lifespan of a PBGV is between 12 and 15 years.


PBGVs have a long, rough coat that requires regular grooming to prevent matting and tangling. They shed moderately throughout the year, and more heavily during shedding seasons.


PBGVs are intelligent dogs that can be trained with positive reinforcement methods such as treats and praise. However, they can be stubborn and easily distracted, so training sessions should be kept short and engaging.


When looking for a PBGV puppy, it is important to find a reputable breeder who conducts health tests on their breeding dogs. PBGV puppies require socialization and basic obedience training, which should start at an early age. They are generally a healthy breed but may be prone to certain health issues such as hip dysplasia and ear infections.

In summary, the PBGV is a lively, friendly breed that requires regular grooming and training to thrive as a family pet. They have a moderate shedding coat and a lifespan of 12 to 15 years. A well-bred PBGV puppy from a reputable breeder will require socialization and training to become a well-behaved and happy companion.

Breed Information

Popularity:2018: #160
2017: #160
2016: #148
2015: #143
Breed Group:Hound (AKC:1990)
Scenthound (UKC)
Life span:11-14 years
Height:13-15 inches (34-38 cm)
Weight:31-40 pounds (14-18 kg)
Colors:Black & Tan
White & Gray
White & Orange
White & Black
White Black & Tan
Litter Size:4-5 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $1200 - $1600 USD

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11 Tank Callie
12 Thor Winnie
13 Benny Allie
14 Coco Lacey
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