petit basset griffon vendeen breed information

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

What’s in a name? Well, if you’re a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, then everything! If you know French, you know everything there is to know about the lovable Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen. Petit = small; Basset = low to the ground; Griffon = wirehaired; Vendeen = the area of France from which they came. It’s as easy as that! Because his name is such a mouthfull, lovers of the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen just refer to him as the "PBGV".

The PBGV is a scent hound developed to hunt small game like rabbits over difficult terrain. This breed is extroverted and confident and is best with adults or families with older children. Due to its hunting heritage, daily exercise is recommended.

While they are highly active, PBGVs are still prone to a number of hereditary and congenital conditions that can adversely affect their health and your budget. Some of the conditions and illnesses PBGVs are prone to includes hip problems such as hip dysplasia; thyroid conditions such as hypothyroidism; eye issues such as persistent pupillary membrane; neurological diseases such as epilepsy; and skeletal disorders such as intervertebral disc disease.

Thankfully, Petplan pet insurance covers all hereditary and chronic conditions as standard. Which means if your PBGV has the misfortune of inheriting a list of health issues as long as his name, you’re covered.

Common health issues

Use the condition checker tool to learn what common conditions your pet may have.

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