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The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
Tippy wrote this article.

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is also called the Little
Griffon Vendeen Basset. This dog is an alert, bold,
comical, compact, curious, delightful, lively, robust and
self assured dog. They love to explore, but be sure to
always be consistent and firm with this dog or it can become
demanding and willful.

They want to please their masters and they are friendly with
strangers and good with children. In general this breed is
also good with other dogs, but it shouldn't be trusted
around any other pets.

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen can reach thirteen to
fifteen inches in height and weigh between thirty-one to
forty pounds. They can live fourteen or more years on
average, and have a litter size of four to six puppies.

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen was bred to hunt and it
still has strong pack instincts. They love to dig and are
great escape artists, so be sure to take proper precautions.
These dogs shouldn't be allowed to get bored or they will
seek their own entertainment, often resulting in a
destruction of property.

If given enough exercise the Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen
will do fine in an apartment setting. They prefer cooler
weather and are very active indoors. Never allow this dog
breed off the leash in an unprotected area because their
hunting instincts are too strong and they will take chase. A
securely fenced area is good for them to play around in.

Make sure that the fence you put up is buried and tall as
the Petit Bassett loves to dig and they are great escape
artists. Going over or under a fence isn't a problem for
these dogs. Keep anything that can be used as a platform
away from the fence and make sure keep an eye on any holes
near the fence line.

The Petit Bassett needs to be taken on a daily walk to take
care of its canine physical and psychological needs. This
breed can become destructive and restless if not given
sufficient exercise.

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is a carefree, healthy
breed. They do have some hereditary eye problems like
persistent pupillary membranes and retinal folds that do
affect vision. Glaucoma, which results in blindness, has
also been reported in some lines recently.

Juvenile animals can come down with aseptic meningitis that
displays symptoms such as back and neck pain, fever and
lethargy. This is called Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen Pain
Syndrome. Severity among dogs that are affected varies and
only rarely have instances been fatal. Some individuals may
also contract or display epilepsy, seizures, elbow
dysplasia, food allergies, hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism,
patellar luxation and skin allergies.

The thick, wiry coat of the Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen
looks casual. When the dog is properly and regularly groomed
they shed very little to no hair. A weekly brushing is
necessary in order to help control shedding and remove loose
and dead hair and skin. A comb or pin brush is a necessary
tool to break up mats when they occur. Bathe the dog when

Nails should be clipped regularly and the ear canals should
be wiped out with a damp cloth to keep them free of
excessive ear wax. Brush teeth to avoid tarter build up.
Trim hair with blunt nose scissors around the feet and
between the pads to avoid matting and to keep foreign
material from getting lodged there.

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen - My Suggestions
Jane Bicks, D.V.M.

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is a small French
hound that is noted for its rough, long coat.

A high quality protein food helps him reach his full
mental and physical potential. (See my recommendation

Floppy ears and the long, thick coat makes this dog a
candidate for brewers yeast and garlic supplements,
perfect for training this bright little dog.

If he gets too excited at times, a natural anti anxiety supplement
may be helpful. Helpful can be: honey sweetened chamomile
tea next to the water dish; Calms Forte homeopathic tablets;

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