Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Breed Profile
The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is a very merry and friendly breed of dog. Among their other qualities are that they love to explore, possess high intelligence, and are independent, bold, lively, compact, and robust.
This breed of dog is good with family and children. They are fairly friendly towards strangers.
Lifespan and Weight
The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 14 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 31 to 40 lbs.
The most common diseases and medical conditions associated with this breed of dog are persistant pupillary membranes, retinal folds, glaucoma, blindness, aseptic meningitis, epilepsy, hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, elbow dysplasia, hypothyroidism, and food and skin allergies.
Housebreaking and Shedding
Housebreaking can be done with patience. Shedding is average, brush every other day.
Best Owner Compatibility
Not for apartments or condo environments. Not for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give. Will become a pest if they are ignored.
Where to Buy
The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.
Not aggressive unless abused or neglected.
Being from the hound group, this breed loves to bark, bay and howl.
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