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

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
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