As you know, the PBGV name is one which is completely descriptive of appearance (like Gordon "Brown" or Douglas "Hogg" for example). In this case PBGV describes the breed exactly : petit (small) , basset (low), griffon (rough-coated) and Vendéen (for its area of origin in France). The accent "é" , like the breed, is acute one.
I say completely. It should actually be P.B.G.V.T.D. with the addition of two more adjectives - "Tenacious" and "Doolally". As a scent Hound she is so totally focussed on any important scent such as deer, rabbit or squirrel that she will follow blindly at 50 m.p.h. until she falls over with exhaustion in a wood somewhere in an adjacent County.
That is why this first tip is very important to PBGV owners who might otherwise never be able to let their dog run off their lead.
If you you want to see your PBGV running free and unleashed as nature intended, here's what to do:
"Take a photograph of the hound on the end of a long extending lead, then using the Photoshop "clone" tool remove visual trace of the lead in the comfort of your home whilst your PBGV sits looking lovingly up at you from your lap."
That's the only way you will achieve this look!