The PBGV is a scent hound, bred to work in packs hunting
and driving game. A keen hunter, he uses his nose to trail
his quarry through any cover. The smallest of the four
breeds of rough-coated French hounds, the PBGV stands between 13.5 and 15 inches
tall. He has a harsh, rough, double coat of medium length. The coat is
white with lemon, orange, tri-colour, black, or grizzle markings.
up to his reputation as "the happy breed", the PBGV is an
extrovert. Lively, alert, independent but still willing to please, the
PBGV is a curious and active hound. As a pack hunter, he will tolerate
other dogs well and is affectionate and loving with all members of the
family. This is a dog that needs attention and won't stand for being
The PBGV has a stubborn streak,
but he is highly intelligent and is easily trained. As with all dogs,
training and socialization are necessary to develop good manners.
active, hunter, he needs lots of exercise. Boredom can result in
destructive behaviour. Off-leash romping in a secure area only or he'll
follow his nose the first time he scents something interesting. He needs a fenced-in
yard but watch that tendency to dig!