Basset Griffon Vendeen Petit

Life expectancy

12 years

Age adult

13 months

Height (Shoulder height)

35 cm


17 kg

Coat texture

medium length / stiff/rigid

Coat color

black & loh, fawn, beige or white, tricolor

Common illnesses

eye diseases / ear diseases / spinal disc herniation / joint disease

Food expenses per month in €

about € 44

Suitable for children

Rather yes

Needs a garden

Rather not

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather not

First dog suitable

Rather not

Allergy friendly

Rather not


Very atletic


Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Medium grooming effort

Eager to learn



Needs a lot of exercise


social / active / clingy / calm / stubborn / good-natured / gentle / loving / stubborn / insistent

Bred for

Stöberjagd / small gmae hunt

Common illnesses

eye diseases / ear diseases / spinal disc herniation / joint disease

Dog type according to FCI

scent hounds and related breeds

FCI description

They have always been used as hunting dogs, have an extraordinary sense of smell and pick up every trace. Running dogs had to follow the game over long distances, sweat dogs search for the injured (sweaty) game and follow it. They have an enormous urge to move and need a lot of exercise and meaningful, species-appropriate occupation. Many breeds, especially sweat dogs, are only handed over to hunters. If you are not aware of what hunting motivation means, you may soon be overwhelmed. Because this instinct cannot be completely trained away.

Dogs of this group are considered friendly, intelligent and social, therefore they are popular companion dogs. Think about whether you can cope with the hunting temperament, because once the untrained hunting dog has a track in his nose he quickly forgets any obedience and is up and away.

Short description

The Basset Griffon Vendeen Petit is a vivid and intelligent family-dog. He is known to have a friendly and compatible nature, but is also known for his stubbornness. He is very alert and bold, and likes different activites which allow him to roam around. He needs a soft but firm training.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.