These short, happy hounds are good-natured and extroverted. The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is a French breed originally utilized in hunting hares. Their rough coat lets them run through underbrush and other harsh conditions, while also conferring a characteristic — and cute — beard and mustache.
Illustration courtesy of the Swedish Kennel Club
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About this Breed
The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is a French scent hound developed first and foremost to hunt small game over the rough and difficult terrain of the Vendeen region. To function efficiently, he must be equipped with certain characteristics. He is bold and vivacious in character; compact, tough and robust in construction. He has an alert outlook, lively bearing and a good voice freely and purposefully used.
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens on Embark
Explore some Embark dogs that share Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen ancestry.