The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen is a tiny scent hound who has won the hearts of millions. although the dog breed seems to be designed for winsome cuteness, in actuality, PBGVs are tough hunters who were developed for a particular purpose: to hunt small game in the rough terrain of the Vendeen region of France. The breed is known for a merry and outgoing personality.
While Petit Basset Griffon Vendéens can have a mind of their own, they respond well to patient, consistent training methods. Bored or lonely Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen will find ways to entertain themselves, so it is important to give yours a variety of toys and things to chew on, as well as keeping him in a safe place wherever he cannot hurt himself or your possessions if you must leave him alone.
As delightful as Petit Basset Griffon Vendéens are, you should know that according to the American Kennel Club breed standard (standardized guidelines for the breed), the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen has “a good voice freely used.” It does not take much to translate that into “He likes to bark!” If it’s any consolation, Petit Basset Griffon Vendéens sometimes simply bark at something instead of barking just to listen to their own voices.
Also, like all hounds, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen is ruled by his nose. you should invariably keep your Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen on a leash when walking in unfenced areas. All it takes is one enticing smell for him to be off on the hunt!
They definitely want a fenced yard, but since some Petit Basset Griffon Vendéens are escape artists, you’ll need to be sure that it’s a minimum of four feet tall (so they can not miss it), and regularly examine it for holes or areas wherever he may escape. electrical fences do not deter a Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen who has seen a rabbit or a squirrel just beyond the boundary. The momentary shock will go unnoticed as he wildly runs after prey. Another disadvantage of an invisible fence is that it does not prevent other dogs from coming into your yard and harming your Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen.