Idiom of the Day
get the hang of (something)
to learn how to do something
The boy was asked to help with the sound system after he got the hang of it.
Petit Basset Griffon Vandeen
The Petit Basset Griffon Vend?en or dog, is a breed of dog of the scent hound type, bred to trail hares in bramble-filled terrain of the Vend?e district of France.
Both, males and females should be of similar size, range between 12.5 and 15.5 inches (32 to 40 cm) at the withers and between 25 and 40 pounds (15 to 20 kilograms).
Like the other 3 Griffon Vend?en breeds: the Grand Griffon Vend?en, Briquet Griffon Vend?en, and the Grand Basset Griffon Vend?en; they are solid dogs that appear rough and unrefined yet casual. They have short legs, a sturdy bone structure, and a body that is only slightly longer than it is tall at the withers. The body length is not as extreme as that of a basset hound or dachshund.
The dogs have a tousled appearance, with a harsh double coat that is both long and rough.The hair on the face and legs may be softer than body hair. The fur on the face resembles a beard and moustache. They usually have very long eyelashes.
The skull is domed, with drop, oval ears like many hounds share, though dogs tend to have higher domes than bitches. The ears are set low and hanging, and if stretched out should reach the tip of the nose. The tail is usually held upright, and is long and tapered to the end, similar in shape to a saber.
The coloring is primarily white with spots of orange, lemon, black, grizzle (gray-and-white hairs), or sable, sometimes with tan accents. They may be bicolor, tricolor, or have grizzling.