Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

Last updated: Sep 04 2023

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is a small dog breed from a scent hound family. Although these dogs seem cute, they are fearless hunters, and they were bred for hunting small game in the Vendeen region in France.

They are very adaptable, loving, and affectionate dogs that can lie in both apartments and houses. Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens have high energy levels and they require a lot of daily activities. If you met their need you will get the most lovable family dogs without behavior problems.

FUN FACT: Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen translates to Petit (small), Basset (low), Griffon (rough-coated), Vendéen (Vendée region of France)

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen


13–15 in (33–38 cm)

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen


25-40 lb (11-18 kg)

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen



Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

Life Expectancy:

12-14 years

Dog Breed Characteristics

Energy Level
Grooming Needs
Exercise Needs
Kid Friendly
Dog Friendly
General Health


Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens have a rough outer coat that is harsh to the touch, and the undercoat is soft and thick. These dogs need weekly brushing to remove dead hair and to control shedding.

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen coat colors:

  • White with a combination of lemon, black, orange, tricolor, sable, or grizzle markings

The rest is basic care. Like any other dog, Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen will also require regular teeth cleaning and bathing. Weekly check their ears for any sign of infection or bad odor which can indicate an infection. Their nails need to be trimmed if you hear them clicking on the floor.


Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen dogs are very active, and they will enjoy all fun daily activities. You can take them on long walks, play with them in the house or throw them ball outside – whatever you choose, your dog will enjoy and be happy.

If their daily physical needs are met, you will have the most lovable dog with whom you will not have any problems.


To ensure that you end up with the best possible dog, early socialization is a must. Start socializing your Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen as soon as you bring him home. With proper socialization, you will ensure that your dog doesn't become shy or aggressive.

Expose your Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen to many different dogs, people, sights, and sounds, and that will teach him how to properly react in many different situations.

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen and kids

As a pet, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen can be wonderful. They get along great with all family members and love spending time with them. They especially love kids, and they can be great playing partners for them.

No matter how good your dog is you should never let them play without supervision, so any unwanted behavior would emerge (nipping, tail pulling, etc.)

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen and other animals

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen gets along with other dogs and enjoys their company. With proper socialization, you don't have to worry that your dog will become aggressive or wouldn't get along with other dogs.

Since this is a hunting dog in some cases, Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen can start chasing smaller animals.


Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen has a life expectancy of 12-14 years. They are generally healthy dogs, but they can be prone to some health problems. These problems include:

  • Glaucoma
  • Allergies
  • Epilepsy
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Patellar luxation
  • Hypothyroidism

To be sure that your dog will not develop any inherited diseases, we advise you to only buy it from a responsible and official dog breeder. Those breeders regularly perform various health tests on their breeding dogs so they can be sure that their puppies will not develop inherited problems.

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen breeders

When getting a dog, the most important thing is to get it from a responsible and reputable Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen breeder.  Responsible breeders will breed dogs that don’t only look good but have great characters as well. You must find a good Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen breeder that can help you learn about this breed and make an informed choice about getting a dog with these characteristics. 

Buying a dog from a responsible breeder will cost you more money, but you can be sure you will get a healthy puppy. If you cannot buy a dog, we advise you to search for local animal shelters because there is a chance you can find Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen dog in it.


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Updated at04.09.2023.