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Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

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

Quick Facts


Male: 13-15in

Female: 12-14in


Male: 33-44lb

Female: 31-42lb

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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

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Common Locations

  1. Iowa, United States
  2. British Columbia, Canada
  3. Croatia
  4. Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Frankrijk
  5. Arkansas, United States
  6. California, United States
  7. Delaware, United States
  8. Florida, United States
  9. Georgia, United States
  10. Maine, United States

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