The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen is a happy breed and a social dog that enjoys company. Although it's typically laid back, it requires an active owner and regular exercise to keep it occupied. The breed is also an escape artist who can easily jump over the fence or dig an escape tunnel.
The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen is a small and furry hound from France's Vendee region. The breed has been judged at shows, and the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen Club of America is its parent breed.
PBGVs make good watchdogs since they love to bark, although it's wise to train them to be silent on command. They are also curious dogs that make great escape artists, so you need to inspect your fence regularly to ensure they haven't burrowed an escape tunnel.
The Basset breed is generally healthy, but like all breeds, they can be prone to certain health conditions. If you own or plan to own a Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen, schedule a visit to the vet regularly to check on its health and get it vaccinated against illnesses like rabies.