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FCI-Standard N° 67  /  14. 02. 2001 / GB


TRANSLATION : John Miller and Raymond Triquet.

ORIGIN : France.


UTILIZATION : Devil in the country, angel in the house, that’s our Basset.  It’s a passionate hunter, that must, from an early age, get used to obeying. Perfect assistant to the hunter with a gun on territories of medium size, specialist for rabbit, but no other game escapes from it.

CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. : Group     6    Scenthounds and related breeds.            
                                               Section 1.3   Small-sized Hounds. 
                                               With working trial.       


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BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY : For a long time the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen had the same standard as the Grand Basset, only the size was different (from 34 to 38 cm).  The result in utilization was not very brilliant, because they were semi-crooked and as heavy as the Grand Basset.  That is why that M.Abel Dezamy created a separate standard for them.  To define this hound, let us remember what Paul Daubigné wrote : « It is no longer a small Vendéen by simple reduction of the height, but a small Basset harmoniously reduced in all his proportions and in its volume, that is naturally endowed with all the moral qualities which presuppose the passion for hunting ».  A team of Petit Bassets won the first edition of France’s Cup on rabbit.

GENERAL APPEARANCE : Small, active and vigorous hound, with a slightly elongated body.  Proud tail carriage.  Coat hard and long without exaggeration.  Expressive head; leathers well turned inwards, covered with long hair and set below the level of the eye, not too long.

Behaviour : Passionate hunter, courageous, likes the bramble and scrub.
Temperament : Docile but wilful and passionate.


Skull : Slightly domed, not too elongated nor very broad, well chiselled under the eyes, the occipital protuberance quite developed.
Stop : Frontal indentation defined.

Nose : Prominent, well developed; nostrils open, black apart from the white and orange coats where a brown nose is tolerated.
Muzzle : Much shorter than that of the Grand Basset but nevertheless very slightly elongated and straight.  Muzzle square at its end.
Lips : Covered with abundant moustaches.
Jaws/Teeth : Scissor bite.
Eyes : Quite large with an intelligent expression, showing no white; the conjunctiva must not be apparent.  The brows surmounting the eyes stand forward but should not obscure the eyes. Eyes must be of a dark colour.
Leathers : Supple, narrow and fine, covered with long hair, ending in a slight oval, turned inwards and not quite reaching the end of the muzzle.  Well set below the level of the eye.

NECK : Long and strong; well muscled; strong at set on; without dewlap; carrying head proudly.

Back : Straight, topline level.
Loin : Muscled.
Croup : Well muscled and quite wide.
Chest : Not too wide.  Rather deep, reaching the elbow level.
Ribs : Moderately rounded.

TAIL : Set high, quite thick at its base, tapering evenly to its tip; rather short, carried sabre fashion.

Overall view : Bone structure quite strong but in proportion to size.

Shoulders : Clean, oblique, well attached to the body.
Forearm : Well developed.
Wrist  (carpus) : Very slightly defined.

Thigh : Muscled and only slightly rounded.
Hock : Quite wide, slightly angulated, never completely straight.

FEET : Not too strong, pads hard, toes very tight, nails solid.  Good pigmentation of the pads is desirable.

GAIT / MOVEMENT  : Very free and effortless.

SKIN : Quite thick, often marbled in tricolour subjects.  No dewlap.


HAIR : Harsh but not too long, never silky or woolly.

COLOUR : Black with white spotting (white and black).  Black with tan markings (black and tan).  Black with light tan markings.  Fawn  with white spotting (white and orange).  Fawn with black mantle and  white spotting (tricolour).  Fawn with black overlay.  Pale fawn with black overlay and white spotting.  Pale fawn with black overlay.  Traditional names : hare colour, wolf colour, badger colour or wild boar colour.

Height at withers : From 34 to 38 cm.
With a tolerance of 1 cm more or less.

FAULTS : Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree.

Head :

  • Too short.
  • Flat skull.
  • Depigmentation of nose, lips or eyelids.
  • Short muzzle.
  • Pincer bite.
  • Light eye.
  • Leathers set high, long, insufficiently turned in or lacking hair.

Body :

  • Too long or too short, lacking harmony.
  • Topline insufficiently firm.
  • Slanting croup.

Tail :

  • Deviated stern.

Limbs :

  • Insufficient bone.
  • Lack of angulation.
  • Slack in pasterns.

Hair :

  • Not dense enough, fine hair.

Behaviour :

  • Timid subject.


  • Fearful or aggressive subject.
  • Lack of type.
  • Overshot or undershot mouth.
  • Wall eye/Eyes of different colours (Heterochromia).
  • Lack of space in the sternal region : ribs too narrow towards the lower part.
  • Kinky tail.
  • Crooked or half-crooked forelegs.
  • Woolly coat.
  • Self-coloured black or white coat.
  • Important depigmentation.
  • Size outside the standard.
  • Noticeable invalidating fault.  Anatomical malformation.

Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.

N.B. : Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

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ORIGIN: France

I USE: Gotten passionate hunter, that it must train end from devout tender ET. perfect for the hunting in the shrubby territories, specialist for the rabbit, it no type of game does not escape.

Group 6: segugi and dogs for similar track of blood and breeds
Section 1.2: segugi of small ransom


Originally wax only a type of basset that the day today it would resemble to one mixture between PETIT BASSET GRIFFON VENDEEN and GRAND BASSET GRIFFON VENDEN.
Only subsequently a dog with the height of a Petit, a long head, a long and heavy body and with front legs still incurvate appeared not very defined, but gi the characters of the future race could themselves be seen some.
In the past centuries it was a practical cross flow the large one with the Petit, therefore it was not rare to find some Large in the figliate ones of Petit and viceversa.
This practical one was interrupted in France in 1972 prohibiting it officially in the ' 77. today a lot in consideration is kept the format and the type.
The race beginnings to diffuse itself in the 1890 and its esponenziale spread divenne in the successive century.
The race has made enormous progresses "under" the family of Dzamy that of fiss the characteristics. Dzamy commonly used in France like synonym of BASSET GRIFFON VENDEEN.

The Happy Race...

The thing that characterizes both these breeds many mistresses and raised above all in their country their wonderful character. Happy, giocherellone, affectionate and never aggressive.
However, fairies not to draw to you in deceit from short legs of the petit, in realt a dog much assets that have need much movement and possibly also of a garden.
Been attention when the freed ones in the fields, perch it "its passed from hunter of rabbits will return in mind", chasing all which sees.



General aspect: small agile and vigorous dog, equipped of a body leggermente along. Tail capacity with fierezza. Rough and long hair without esagerazione. Expressive head; orecchie very turned to the inside, guarnite of along hair, not too much long.

leggermente bombato, little lengthened, much wide one very not designed under the eyes. Swell occipita them a lot developed.
Stop: very defined.

Region makes them
much obvious, developed, narici good opened, black unless for the mantles white men and orange where tolerated tartufo a brown.
. Musello: much devout short that in the subjects of great ransom, but less leggermente not lengthened straight. Squared to the estremit.
Labbra: covered from large mustacchi.
Jaws teeth: Scissor articulation.
Eyes: rather large and than intelligent expression, without visible white man; the congiuntiva does not have to appear. The hairs that surpass the eyelids protrudono in ahead, but do not have to mask the eye. They must be of color fulvo.
ORECCHIE: you blow to us, tightened and fine, covered of long peaks, ovals to the estremit, turns to the inside, they do not catch up the estremit of the musello. Very attacked under the line of the eye.

straight, advanced line very supported.
. Regione lombare: muscolosa.
Rump: much rather wide muscolosa and.
Chest: not too much wide. Rather developed in height, it catches up the level of the elbow.
Ribs: moderately cinturate.

TAIL: attacked high, rather large to the root, it is lost weight regularly until the estremit; rather short, capacity to sabre blade.

Skeleton much fort, but proporzionata to the ransom
Front limbs
dry, oblique, very adherent to the body.
Forearms: very it develops to you.
Carpo: marked a lot leggermente.
Posterior limbs
many little rounded off muscolose and.
Garretti: wide, ricurvi, rather leggermente never completely straight.
FEET: not too much strong, hard bearings, fingers very locked, solid nails. to search one good pigmentazione of the bearings.

. ANDATURE: a lot melted and easy.

SKIN: rather express, sovente marmorizzata in the tricolour subjects. . Fanoni assenti.

rough, but not too much along, never setoso n lanoso.
Color: black to spots white women (R-bianco.e.nero). Black marchiato of fulvo (black and focato). Black marchiato sand. Fulvo to spots white women (white man and orange). Fulvo with black cape and spots white women (tricolour). Dark Fulvo. Dark sand to striature white women. Sand soot.

RANSOM: garrese height from 34 to 38 cm. Tolerance in devout or less than a centimeter.

. Ogni scarto da quanto sopra deve essere considerato un difetto da penalizzare in funzione della sua gravit
Too much short head
Flat skull
Depigmentation of the tartufo, the labbra, the eyelids
Set of teeth to tenaglia
Clear eye
Orecchie attacked high
Orecchie long
Orecchie insufficiently refolded
Orecchie lacking hair
Body too much along or too much short
Body lacking in harmony
Insufficiently stiff dorsal line
Lowered rump
Which had tail
Insufficient skeleton of the limbs
Lack of angle-shot of the limbs
Feet plates
Insufficiently dense hair
Fine hair
Timid subject

Lack of tipicizzazione
Eye vairone, eterocromia
Lack of amplitude of the sternale region, ribs turns towards the bottom
Knotted tail
Limbs storti
Lanoso hair
Mantle black monocolor or white man
Important depigmentation
Ransom outside standard
Invalidating tares visible
Anatomical malformations
Frightening or aggressive subject

N.B. . I maschi devono avere i testicoli di aspetto normale completamente discesi nello scroto.