Good For First-Time Owners?
Tolerates Being Alone?
Affectionate With Family?
Friendly Toward Other Dogs?
Friendly Toward Strangers?
Easy To Groom?
Prone To Obesity?
When thinking about energetic dogs who excel in dog sports, people usually envision German Shepherd or Border Collie, forgetting that small size dogs are equally energetic.
Therefore, when thinking about a great dog breed for sports competition, you should think about small Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen. This French rabbit-hunting hound is known for having light-foot and a happy demeanor.
This small size dog was bred ot work in a pack, which is the main reason why they do great with other dogs and children.
Still, make sure that your children are well-educated on how to behave around dogs. Smaller children tend to see smaller dogs as toys and aren’t afraid to pull their tails or ears, which can lead to unwanted situations.
Does it sound like this dog’s name is too long? If so, that’s because it is. Here is what Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen actually means: Petit (small), Basset (low), Griffon (shaggy), Venden (from the Vende region of France).
All in, this name gives you a dog of 13 to 15 inches, with short legs, a rough coat, and up to 40 pounds.
Life expectancy in this breed is between 14 to 16 years if you provide the proper nutrition, care, regular check-ups, and an overall nurturing environment.