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Breed:

Petite Basset Griffon Vendeen

Group (AKC):

Hound

Country of Origin16th century France
Type of coatrough, wiry, shedding outer coat, thick, short undercoat, long ears covered with long hair
Groomingregular brushing, bathing, nail trimming, ear cleaning important due to susceptibility to ear infections
Average height13-15 inches
Average weight35-45 pounds
Activity levelvery high
Watchdogyes
Protectionno
Intelligencevery high
Trainabilityexcellent sense of smell could be a distraction
Compatibility with childrengood but no roughhousing or chase games
Characterindependent, playful, hyper, bold, alert, busy, active, energetic
Ideal home environmenthouse with fenced yard
Ideal owneractive leader with time to train and exercise
Suggestions:early obedience training and daily exercise
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Additional notes:

The Petite Basset is similar in temperament to the Basset Hound but more agile and active. It may be rambunctious at times. Do not encourage games that involve barking and howling. You will regret it.

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