Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

USD $1200-$1600 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs



Breed Type



14-16 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 160
Origin France
Other Names PBGV, Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen, Small Vendeen Basset
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $1200-$1600
How much does it cost to buy a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen?
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen are usually priced differently from breeder to breeder and from place to place. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay between $1200 to $1600 if you purchase your dog from a reputable breeder. The price will increase if the dog has a fantastic pedigree. Dogs that already have basic training maybe even more expensive. But, most Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens can be adopted through a shelter for a lower fee.
Size Medium
Weight 31-40 pounds (14-18 kg)
Height 13-15 inches (34-38 cm)
Lifespan 14-16 years
Recognized by AKC
The American Kennel Club in 1990 as a Hound breed. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Hunting
Date of Origin 1700s
Ancestry Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Shaggy, Wiry
Coat Colors Black & Tan, White & Black, White & Gray, White & Orange, White Black & Tan
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Fawn, Gray, Sable, White
Coat Length Large
Coat Density Dense
Coat Texture Wiry
Recommended Brushes Comb, Hemostat, Nail Clipper, Pin Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Active, Cheerful, Communicable, Extroverted, Friendly, Happy, Independent, Intelligent, Lively
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 20 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Cups Per Day 1.5 cups
Daily Cost $20-$30
Monthly Cost $50-$100


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 4-5 puppies (Once a year.)


The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen (PBGV) is a small, sturdy, and lively breed of dog that originated in France. PBGVs are known for their long, wiry coats and their friendly personalities. They have a distinctive appearance with a long body, short legs, and an alert expression. PBGVs come in a variety of colors including black and tan, white and tan, gray and white, or black and white.

The average lifespan of the PBGV is between 12-14 years. They typically weigh between 25-40 pounds when fully grown. The height of the PBGV ranges from 13-15 inches at the shoulder.

The personality of the PBGV is friendly and outgoing. They are very intelligent dogs that love to please their owners. They are also very active dogs that need plenty of exercise to stay healthy and happy.

PBGVs are generally friendly with other dogs as well as children and other animals if they have been properly socialized from an early age. However, they can be territorial if not properly trained or socialized so it’s important to start training them early on in life to ensure they get along with everyone in your home or neighborhood.

The temperament of the PBGV is loyal but independent which makes them great companions for people who want an active dog but don’t want one that needs constant attention or supervision all day long.

PBGVs are generally healthy dogs but like all breeds they can be prone to certain health issues such as hip dysplasia or eye problems so it’s important to keep up with regular vet visits for checkups throughout their life span to ensure any potential health issues can be caught early on before they become serious problems down the road.

PBGVs have a high level of adaptability which makes them great pets for people who live in apartments or smaller homes since they don’t require much space for exercise or playtime activities like some larger breeds do . Additionally , because they are so intelligent , training them is relatively easy compared to some other breeds . This makes them great family pets since you won’t have too much trouble teaching them basic commands such as sit , stay , come , etc .


The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is a small, wire-haired hunting dog originating in the Vendeen region of France. The breed is descended from the larger Griffon Vendeens, which were used for hunting in the 16th and 17th centuries. By the early 20th century, the Griffon Vendeens had become rare, and the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen was developed as a smaller, more versatile version of the breed. The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen was recognized as a separate breed by the French Kennel Club in 1925.

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen nearly became extinct in the 1970s due to a lack of interest from hunters and breeders. However, a dedicated group of fanciers worked to promote the breed, and by the 1980s, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen had regained popularity in France and other European countries. The breed was first introduced to North America in 1984 and was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1991.

Today, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is still used for hunting in its native France, but it is also popular as a companion dog. The breed is known for its friendly personality, intelligence, and love of mischief. The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is an active breed that requires daily exercise and plenty of mental stimulation to prevent boredom.