The name describes the basic characteristics of the breed as:
Basset: Low to the Ground
Griffon: Rough Coated
Vendéen: Region (Vendée) in France Where Breed Originated
Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen is pronounced “Puh-TEE Bah-SAY Gree-FOHN VON-day-uhn.”
The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen Club of America (PBGVCA) is recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) as the official Parent Club for the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen breed. The club was formed to encourage and promote quality of purebred Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen, at the AKC Centennial Show in Philadelphia, in November 1984. Eleven individuals, representing several states and a variety of breeds, but all with years of experience in dogs, constituted the foundation of the national club.
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