Dog Breeding


If you are looking for a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen puppy, come to Top Dog Kennel.  Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen is pronounced “Puh-TEE Bah-SAY Gree-FOHN VON-day-uhn.” The name describes the basic characteristics of the breed as:

Petit: Small
Basset: Low to the Ground
Griffon: Rough Coated
Vendéen: Region in France Where Breed Originated

Since 1979, Nick Frost, world-renowned breeder,  has bred bred over 100 champions!

Allow Top Dog Kennel in Adopting A Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen:

  • Intriguing and charming appearance and personality
  • Friendly and energetic dogs
  • World-renowned breeding for over 34 years

In 1991, the American Kennel Club recognized the PBGV breed, and since then their popularity has grown. Currently, PBGVs are successfully participating in obedience, agility, tracking, flyball, hunt trials and freestyle obedience competitions as well as working astherapy and search-and-rescue dogs. Their success in the show ring and performance events complements recognition of the PBGV as a versatile dog that is a wonderful family pet.

The complete AKC breed standard is available on the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen Club of America Web site



Call Top Dog Kennel on 828-686-3175 for more information about our dog breeding service.

Learn more:

AKC web site for the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Official Website


From Our Clients:

A big thank-you to Nick and Michael at Top Dog Kennel for their professionalism and caring attention they gave to our puppy, Bentley who was born July 2014. We wanted to be as much of a part of our puppy’s development as we could and Michael was absolutely wonderful in sending videos, pictures and texts every few days so we could watch the growth and progress of our puppy. We will be forever thankful to them for our beautiful and healthy Bentley.

-Stan and Jayne Smith

Murphy, North Carolina