Working with the PBGV

Originally the Petit is an independent working dog, a hound. Since the beginning, just after World War II when he got his own race-standard, he became in a short time a very popular dog among the French hunters. As a "Jack-of-all-trades" he is the ideal companion of the hunter on rabit, hare, pheasant, partridge and other small game.

The Petit is an alert dog with a lot of perseverance, with his passion the pushes himself through the low bushes and even he does not mind the brambles.

This all is why a Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen is called:

""the bearded devil of the undergrowth"

As a breeder we do not want to deny his origin and sind 1994 we practice with our petits:

Rallye L'Orgueil Rustique

We exercise our dogs to participate on so called worktests, this brings the dog and us a lot of satisfaction and pleasure.

Since then, we use the kennel name L'Orgueil Rustique, as Rallye L'Orgueil Rustique. To indicate that this is the crowd where we "work" with, and do the hunting activities.