Breed Profile

Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen

Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen
Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen
Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen
Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen
Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen
The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen has its ancient origins in the Vendée region of France. This is a small (Petit), low (Basset), wire-haired (Griffon), French scent hound used for hunting rabbits. Originally bred from the white St. Hubert, White and Tan Italian Hound and the King's White Grand Griffon (that is a larger, heavier, and longer Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen). It has been a popular hunting dog in France for almost 100 years.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

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.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND 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.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

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.

IDEAL OWNERS

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.

IN CONCLUSION

If you want more information on this happy dog, and are prepared to keep this dog on a leash when in public places, contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders




Breeder NameKennelState 
Janine Ali Shirakhan NSW Contact
Claire Parker La Folie NSW Contact
Don and Frances Bruce Citronaire VIC Contact
Robyn Wallis Rokeena VIC Contact
Berry Johnson Dileann VIC Contact
Don & Frances Bruce Citronaire VIC Contact
Ann Carius Aaru QLD Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their puppies and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

Australian Capital Territory: New South Wales:
Dogs ACT
(ACT Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 815
Dickson, ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6241 4404
Fax: 02 6241 1129
Website: www.dogsact.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs NSW
(Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
PO Box 632
St Marys, NSW 1790
Tel: 02 9834 3022
Fax: 02 9834 3872
Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
(Details current as of 10/10/2013)
Northern Terrority : Queensland:
Dogs NT
(North Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 37521
Winnellie, NT 0821
Tel: 08 8984 3570
Fax: 08 8984 3409
Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Queensland
(Canine Control Council (Queensland))
PO Box 495
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Tel: 07 3252 2661
Fax: 07 3252 3864
Website: www.cccq.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
South Australia : Tasmania :
Dogs SA
(South Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 844
Prospect East, SA 5082
Tel: 08 8349 4797
Fax: 08 8262 5751
Website: www.dogssa.com.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Tasmania
(Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
The Rothman Building
PO Box 116
Glenorchy, Tas 7010
Tel: 03 6272 9443
Fax: 03 6273 0844
Website: www.tasdogs.com/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Victoria: Western Australia:
Dogs Victoria
(Victorian Canine Association)
Locked Bag K9
Cranbourne, Vic 3977
Tel: 03 9788 2500
Fax: 03 9788 2599
Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs West
(Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
Southern River, WA, 6110
Tel: 08 9455 1188
Fax: 08 9455 1190
Website: www.dogswest.com
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)

 

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