The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen or PBGV, is a breed of dog of the scent hound type, bred to trail hares in bramble-filled terrain of the Vendée district of France.
Links to Breed Descriptions:
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Club of America: Judges Study Guide: https://images.akc.org/judges/pbgv.pdf
Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club:
Country of origin: France
Club du Griffon Vendéen: https://www.club-griffon-vendeen.fr/
Health and Well-Being:
Some sources of health information include:
National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
Breed club surveys
There are numerous breed standards. The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.
Three of the major international standards are:
The American Kennel Club
The Kennel Club, UK
FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)
1. Swedish Insurance Data Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds.
This breed has information on Veterinary Care and Life Insurance.
2. PBGVCA Pedigree Project: https://www.pbgv.org/pedigree/ped-home.shtml
3. FKC Database: https://jalostus.kennelliitto.fi/frmEtusivu.aspx?R=67
Breeding/Health Strategy Documents:
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
The Kennel Club, UK: Breed Watch (Category 1)
Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
US: PBGVCA Health page: https://pbgv.org/Health/HealthGenetics.shtml
https://www.pbgv.org/tools/basic.shtml Breeding Strategy information
Breed-Specific DNA Tests:
We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.
France: Club du Griffon Vendéen: https://www.club-griffon-vendeen.fr/
US: PBGV Club of America: https://www.pbgv.org/
Finland: Suomen Bassetkerho ry: http://suomenbassetkerho.com/?page_id=461
Sweden: Svenska Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen Klubben