"Happy small size hound that originates from the vendee"
My family brought me up to love animals. I grew up with dogs who, when I was a small child were my playmates and now that I am an adult, are my best friends. Please believe me when I tell you that these dogs have taught me so much apart from the true friendship they have given me. I have had many dogs in my life, mainly of different breeds, until the day that I set eyes on the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen ..
" I’m told they’re small but they‘re really great" Petit Bassets are small scent hounds (24-38 cm at the withers) with fun-loving and vivacious personalities. The Petit Bassett comes from the Vendéen district of France which is home to three other scent hound breeds: Grand Griffon Vendéen, Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen and the Briquet Griffon Vendéen.
T hese dogs are true family members, bred with love and passion. I make my choice of dogs based on their morphological features and temperaments so that I can always be sure to have well-balanced dogs which are carefree and healthy. Given this, I would like to give you as much information as possible on the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéens so that you can discover what kind of dogs they are and decide if they would fit in with your family..
My bitches all produce the very best pedigrees.
My puppies are introduced to humans and other dogs early on so as to undergo the imprinting phase as soon as possible (an early training process in which the offspring of animals recognize and follow their parents or surrogates).
The Petit Bassett comes from the Vendéen district of France which is home to three other scent hound breeds: Grand Griffon Vendéen, Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen and the Briquet Griffon Vendéen.
Class 6 (Working Class)
scent hounds and dogs for hunting game. They are bred from the larger race of “Grand Griffon Vendéen”. The Petit Basset similar to the “Grand Basset” is a smaller breed of the “Grand Griffon” with a similar head and a smaller body and limbs. It is the perfect dog for rabbit hunting and considering its size is very agile and voracious in staking its prey. This breed was carefully selected by the French Breeder Abel Dezamy and is under the control of the Club he founded. The Petit Basset is highly sought after in Europe more for its temperament as a loving companion than for hunting.
from 34 to 38 cm
dark or light fawn, grizzle (grey and white), white, grey. Two colours: orange and white, black and white, grey and white. One colour fawn is never recommended.
Small size dog, sturdy Basset race, dome headed. Braccoid morphological class. It is a small, extrovert and energetic dog with a slightly long limbed body. Its tail is proudly held and its fur is rough and longish. It has a very expressive head and floppy ears with long hair under the contour of the eye.
The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen has an exceptionally well balanced temperament. It is very affectionate and faithful. Loyal to its owner. Obedient, when trained. Easy to train for hunting, it is the perfect dog for rabbit hunting and pheasant shooting. Very vivacious and fun loving, it has a desire to work which is limitless and loves to discover new places and new smells. For the family it is a wonderful companion.