Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Puppies
The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is a dog breed of the scent hound type. This dog was bred initially to trail hares in France. However, as the years passed, its role changed. In spite of it maintaining the scent traits, the San Diego Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen puppies are today used as family pets. They are highly considered for their unique coats and small size.
The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen puppy San Diego is longer than it is tall. It has short legs which puts it low to the ground. It has a level top line and its head is in proportion to its body. Its skull is domed and oval shaped. It has a well defined stop. The nose is black, large and has wide nostrils. The teeth make a level bite. The eyes are large, dark in color and oval in shape. The ears are thin and long and covered in hair. The tail is of medium length and is high set. Dewclaws are usually removed.
The coat of the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen puppies San Diego has an outer coat that is harsh and long. The under coat is short and thick. The dog’s eyebrows are shaggy and it has a mustache and a beard. The dominant coat color is white. The dog may have color combinations of orange, lemon, and sable, black, tricolor or grizzle markings.
The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen puppies San Diego are generally cheerful, friendly and very intelligent. They are comical to watch. They are also self assured and very curious. Other than that, this dog is bold, compact, lively and robust. He is recommended to firm leaders else it will develop undesirable behaviors. Its appearance is casual but will always be alert.
It is important to understand that the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen puppy San Diego is an escape artist. It loves to dig and will always find a way out of a fix. It is great with other dogs but should not be left alone with the non-canine pets. Its intelligence makes it possible to train him many tricks. All they need to exude the best traits is daily exercises, socialization and training from an early age. They are good with children.
The San Diego Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen puppy are considered to be healthy breeds. All in all, they may be prone to hereditary eye problems which may include retinal folds. Glaucoma has been reported of late. Other health issues include seizures, aseptic meningitis, patellar luxation, elbow dysplasia and hip dysplasia. They may also suffer from skin and food allergies.
Care for the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen puppy San Diego should include daily walks and games which include a variety of toys. The dog must never walk in front of you. The coat needs weekly brushing to get rid of the loose hair. Bathing should be done when absolutely necessary. The teeth should also be cared for. With adequate exercises, the dog will do fine in an apartment.
Height: 13 to 15 inches
Weight: 31 to 40 pounds
About 14 years