Meet the Basset Breeds

What is an Extended
Breed Standard?

An Extended Breed Standard is designed to build on the concise description of the breed given in the official Kennel Club breed standard.

Giving extra information on each part of the Standard is a valuable means of training and guiding judges - and it can help anyone who is keen to learn more about the breed.

The Extended Breed Standard augments information already available on each part of the dog and is a helpful tool in deepening understanding of what the ideal of the breed should look like.

Here you can learn more about both Basset Griffon Vendéen breeds by clicking on the breed name download  button.

The Basset Griffon Vendéen

At one time, the breed was just called  Basset Griffon Vendéen.

with two sizes recognised - the Grand and the Petit. It was only in the late 1970s that interbreeding was banned in France, allowing complete separation of the two sizes.

However size is not the only factor that determines whether the Griffon Vendéen is a Grand Basset or Petit Basset. Important features set them apart, therefore Extended Breed Standards are an invaluable means of appreciating the significant difference between the two breeds.

Basset Griffon Vendéen (Grand)

GBGV Extended Breed Standard

Basset Griffon Vendéen (Petit)

PBGV Extended Breed Standard