“Guess Emma’s Breed” Contest Answer and Winner!

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Emma is a gorgeous GBGV, not a PBGV.

photo courtesy Joy, Lakeville

We got almost 100 responses to our “Guess Emma’s Breed” contest, and again, I am very impressed by the number of correct answers. However, a good number of you missed by just one little word. Emma is a Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen. Many folks guessed Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen, but according to the Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen Club of America:

The Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen has many of the same characteristics as the PBGV, but just stands a little larger. There are, however, some differences between the two. He is a more noble headed dog, with longer ears and a longer muzzle, with a deeper expression. In proportions he is longer bodied than the Petit and he has a longer tail which is also carried saber-fashion. His coat may be slightly heavier but again should be harsh, and he has the same lovely eyebrows, beard and moustache. In temperament he is slightly more laid back than the Petit, although both are very active hounds.

The commenter chosen at random to receive the Orvis Faux-Fur Wraparound Dog Bed with Memory Foam was Elizabeth Arant! She even guessed correctly, albeit with some creative spelling. Congratulations, Elizabeth and thanks to all who played!


The GBGV originated in the Vendée region of France.

photo courtesy Joy, Lakeville

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