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PBGVs are extroverted, friendly, and independent hounds. Sometimes called the "happy
breed," PBGVs have tirelessly wagging tails and expressive, intelligent eyes. PBGVs are
typically active and lively. While good with children, other dogs and pets, they may be
unsuitable for very young children because of their energy and tendency to play bite.

The PBGV standard states that the dog should "give voice freely" -- as is typical of
hounds, petits are outspoken dogs. If their 'pack' begins howling or singing, the dog will
join in, with amusing results. PBGVs may howl alone or with a companion; they may howl to
music, for fun, or in protest at being left alone. PBGV companions report that sleeping
dogs have been known to awaken and howl along with favorite songs.

The PBGV is not a quiet dog. While no PBGV would ever be called "yippy," their assertive,
hound-bray is uncharacteristically loud for their petite stature. The outspoken nature of a
PBGV varies from dog to dog, but even the shyest Petit will greet other dogs with a bark or
call.

Like other hounds, Petits are stubborn, and sometimes may not respond well to training.
Because they are so extroverted, friendly, and happy, PBGVs make excellent therapy dogs.
PETIT BASSET GRIFFON VENDEEN
The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, or PBGV as
the breed is usually called, is an ancient
wirehaired basset breed of France that
continues to gain popularity in the US and
around the world. This beguiling hound is aptly
called the “Happy Breed” due to his sunny
disposition and his ever-wagging tail, sure to
cheer up his owners even on their bluest days.
Breeders prize the PBGV’s tousled appearance,
robust construction and his lively bearing. He is
not only a home companion with class and style,
he is also an active weekend sports dog, a bold
hunter, a naturally attractive show dog and a
talented performance dog. Written by foundation
PBGV breeder and well-known author Jeffrey G.
Pepper, this book offers readers insight into the
breed’s character and temperament. Not the
breed for everyone, the PBGV is an
independent spirit who uses his loud resonant
voice as freely as a French revolutionary.

This Special Limited Edition provides an
excellent history of the breed’s development in
France and its arrival to the US, as well as
coverage of the breed standard, puppy selection
and care. Fully detailed chapters also present
advice on house-training and obedience
training, solving puppy problems and home
safety. A special chapter on preventive
healthcare, written by Dr. Lowell Ackerman,
discusses selecting a veterinarian, inoculations,
infectious diseases, parasites and other vital
topics every owner needs to know.
RECOMMENDED READING
The go-to resource for keeping pups
healthy and happy...Takes the guesswork
out of caring for any kind of dog.

An indispensable medical reference for
every dog-owning household. Written by
a veterinarian with a gift for presenting
complex information in a lively, accessible
way, this book covers everything from
choosing the right puppy (or adopting the
perfect adult) to caring for the senior dog.

Thoroughly discusses more than 100
canine illnesses, and includes the most
up-to-date information on pet food safety,
"designer" dog breeds, homemade diets,
vaccine protocols, obesity and heart
disease, pet insurance, and more.
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