Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen: character and breeding

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen: character and breeding

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Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen, from France a small dog well skilled in hunting but also very suitable for keeping company with us and our family, including children. Indeed, enthusiastic children, given the sympathy of this little dog.

The breed belongs to the group of hounds and dogs for blood trail, in the "canine literature" the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen it is ideal for rabbit hunting, especially for its rather small size. Let's not break up: it is not a purse dog, also because it is quite lively, but the fact that it is not big facilitates it a lot when it comes to track down and follow prey.

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen: origins

The race of the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen derives from "non petit", that is, from "Grand Griffon Vendéen". Our Petit Basset exactly like the "Grand Basset" are even before a reduced version of the "Grand Griffon" if we observe the shape of the head, instead the body and the limbs show some morphological differences and not only of scale.

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen was born as a breed thanks to the excellent selection work carried out byFrench breeder Abel Dezamy which also gave birth to the specialized Club. Throughout history the breed has gradually acquired notoriety not only at home but also in other countries of our continent. As a hunting dog he veered towards a career from pet dog, a role for which it is still sought.

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen: character

The character of the. Is exceptional from various points of view Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen, not for nothing has it been interpreted as a companion dog. It doesn't happen to all hunting dogs like him to be able to make a career even in an apartment, in close contact with humans.

The main qualities of this little hound are affection and loyalty. His loyalty and obedience are also very important and appreciated: just don't be too aggressive with the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen and he will listen to us following our directions without making us shout.

However, there are no misunderstandings: we are not in the presence of a quiet dog: this Frenchman is a very lively and cheerful type and above all he is tireless. Yes, we take into account, if we are thinking of welcoming one, who has a persistent desire to do and discover new places, new smells, sounds and flavors. It is a restless but not rebellious soul.

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen: weight

We talked about a small dog, let's give some numbers: the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen weighs from 15 to 20 kg and at the withers it can measure about 34 - 38 cm. From the morphological point of view it is a braccoid, it boasts of having a fairly well developed musculature throughout the body, especially in the hind limbs. To see him, he immediately appears as a small easy-going and vigorous dog, with a body that tends to be slightly slender even if in general it is harmonious and proportionate.

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen: puppies

The puppies of Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen they have almost undergone the proportions and main characteristics of adult specimens. Starting from the head, expressive, and from the ears, equipped with long hair and inserted below the eye line. The snout, sweet and intelligent, is shorter than that of the "large" version of this type, but is in any case slightly elongated and square at the ends, up to the black and well developed nose.

The eyes of the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen they burst with liveliness, they are large and with a bright air, they never show white and are surmounted by some hairs that protrude but without covering them.

The trunk of this animal is quite robust and square, the forelegs are straight and the hind legs show muscular and slightly rounded thighs which mean that the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen proceed with a very free gait, well emphasized by the tail carried like a saber blade.

The coat of this breed is quite harsh, but not in an unpleasant way: never woolly or silky but with some fringe. The colors allowed by the standard are several, and there are versions of Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen “One color” or two-tone. The least popular color is fawn but there is, however, the only fawn color, more or less intense, among the accepted ones, in addition to the hare, white or gray color. When the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen it is two-tone we have the combinations white-orange, white-black, white-gray, white-fire.

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen: breeding

In Italy ENCI indicates 6 officially recognized farms for the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen. In Liguria there is one in the province of Genoa and another near Florence, in Tuscany. Nothing in the south, but two more in Lombardy, in the Varese and Bergamo areas, and a few more in Piedmont, near Novara and in the province of Turin. As for the diffusion, in the Italian territory, in the last decade the specimens counted by ENCI have grown slightly but always between 50 and 70.

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen: price

The target price for a puppy of Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is 600 euros, to be evaluated from time to time both with respect to the availability of the moment and with respect to the use of the dog. Whether for hunting or for company, if with a 5-star pedigree or simply a good healthy and friendly specimen to keep us company.

It can be useful to evaluate the prices offered to us, to know the most common defects of the breede.g. flat and short head, discolored nose, flat or hairless ears, woolly hair, or incorrect gait. It is essential that he is a healthy puppy and with all the documents in place.

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