Underneath the appearance of tousled cuteness, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen has the heart of a dedicated hunter.

Vital Stats

Height: 13 to 15 inches at shoulder
Weight: 30 to 40 pounds
Coat: medium-long and harsh
Life span: 14 years or more

Summary
The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen is a small scent hound that has won the hearts of millions. Although the breed appears to be designed for winsome cuteness, in actuality, PBGVs are tough hunters that were developed for a specific purpose: to hunt small game in the rough terrain of the Vendeen region of France.

The breed is known for a merry and outgoing personality. Full Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen profile on DogTime.com

Ease of training:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Cold tolerance:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Good for new owners:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Need for exercise:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Playfulness:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Vigor:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Predatory tendencies:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Heat Tolerance:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Mouthiness:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Easy to groom:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
General health:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Drooling potential:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Average:
3.4 out of 5 stars (3.4 / 5)