Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen (mini)

Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen (mini)
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Overview: Well-balanced, medium height, rough-coated hound. Slightly longer than height at withers, with straight forelegs. A friendly and intelligent looking hound with noble bearing.
Breed Group: Hound
Weight (lbs): 18-22
Height (in): 15.5-17
Colors: White with lemon, orange, tricolour and grizzle markings
Coat: Rough, of moderate length, with a flat structure, never silky or woolly, fringing not too abundant; thick undercoat. The coat may be tidied, but over-trimming or stylising should be penalised.
Character: A strong, active and courageous hound, possessing great stamina, with a good voice freely used
Temperament: Has all the charm of the Petit but is more laid back, he is strong for his size. Happy, Independent, Eager to please.
Care: Basic
Activity: Moderate, 2 good walks a day with some free running off lead
Country of Origin: France
Health Issue: Ears Both Grands and Petits have large leathers (ear flaps) and consequently regular ear attention is necessary to ensure that there is not a build up of wax and subsequent problems. Usually all that is required is occasional hair removal and regular cleaning using an approved ear preparation. It is worthwhile discussing this with your vet during a routine visit.Skin complaints can occur in BGVs, as in many other hound breeds, particularly in summer time. Many are due to flea allergies. Fox mange (sarcoptes scabei), which is transmitted to dogs, can also be a problem. Nowadays this is not only restricted to rural areas but can surface in suburbia as well. Any skin problem, particularly involving hair loss and itching, is worth checking out with your vet. Hip dysplasia In spite of their short legged, low set conformation, Bassets Griffons Vend'ens are remarkably free from many of the joint problems that affect other breeds. Even hip dysplasia, the scourge of so many breeds, appears to have a low incidence. Joint problems may happen, particularly if a growing puppy is over-exercised.
Life Expectancy: 15
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