This section of the website provides information for those interested in learning about the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen pronounced "Puh-TEE Bah-SAY Gree-FOHN VON-day-uhn."

The name describes the basic characteristics of the breed as:

  • Petit: Small
  • Basset: Low to the Ground
  • Griffon: Rough Coated
  • Vendéen: Region in France Where Breed Originated
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Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen 8 Week Old Puppy Evaluation Click Here
By Betty Barth & Jan Zigich

PBGV Puppy Sociliations: The Rule of 7 Click Here

AKC Juniors Organization Video: a fun and exciting way for young people (aged 17 years and younger) to get involved in the wonderful world of AKC Sports & Events. Click Here

How to Groom "The Pet" Click Here
PBGV Presentation Designed by Robyn Wallis, 2012

Educational Videos that include grooming, puppy evaluation, puppy socialization, & whelping Click Here

PBGVs Hunting in North Carolina & Wisconsin Click Here
Skycastle PBGV's Hunting in West Chester, PA Click Here

Competition & Training Videos

How do I get Started showing dogs? Learn more
Knowing your breed standard. Learn more
How Does a Dog Show Work? Learn more
Intro to AKC Junior Showmanship Learn more
AKC Junior Mentor Program Learn more

AKC Scent Work: Learn more
AKC Agility Course Test (ACT)

AKC Coursing Ability Test Learn more...
AKC Canine Good Citizen Test

Service Dog Training Session Learn more

PBGVCA Puppies & Adult Directory
AKC Socialization
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program
Teach Your Dog to Come When Called

Dog Care
A Guide to Dog Care and Training - American Kennel Club
How to Tell If Your Dog Is In Shape
What Should I Feed My Dog?
Microchipping Your Dog - AKC Reunite

Children's Activities

Children's Red Paw ActivityAs we stay at home during the COVID-19 crisis, AKC Public Education has introduced the AKC Virtual Patch Program that is an interactive scavenger hunt designed to teach children ages 5-18 about purebred dogs and the sport of purebred dogs.
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American Kennel Club's Public Education team has released their first app, titled AKC Math Agility. Geared toward children ages five to ten, the app combines the sport of agility with basic math equations to assist children in solidifying their math skills while having fun with dogs. Available Google Play and Apple App Store, fee $2.99 Learn more...

PBGV Hunt Videos

PBGVs Hunting in North Carolina & Wisconsin Learn more
Skycastle PBGV's Hunting in West Chester, PA Learn more

PBGVCA Breed-Specific Info



PBGVCA Puppy Packet is 36 pages ~ Click Here. Recommended print settings are: layout is landscape; print 2-sided or on both sides of the paper; and can print in grayscale or black & white or color.

The Obedience Corner (reprints from PBGVCA Saber Tails Magazine) Click Here

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen - AKC Dog Breed Video Series Click Here

Available through Amazon:

  • The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen by Jeffrey G. Pepper, Companion House Books; Limited edition. 2005.
  • The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen: A Definitive Study by Valarie Link and Linda Skerritt, Doral Publishing, 2000.
  • Understanding the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen: Rustic French Hound by Kitty Steidel, Orient Publishing, 1st edition, 1987.
  • Hounds of France: Disciples of Diana by George Johnston and Maria Ericson, Spur Publishing Company. 1979.
  • Hounds in Old Days by Sir Walter Gilbey Series, 2nd Edition, Xs Books, 1979.


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