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Ms. Charlotte passed away at 10.30am 25 Aug 2011 - Heart Failure, her heart was just too big for her little body. She is sorely missed.

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Updated Video 7-7-2011

Updated Video 7-7-2011

Ms. Charlotte came to us as a Rescue Pup from Bowling Green Kentucky on 21 December 2008. She was abandoned at A Collie Rescue Shelter there in Bowling Green.

(Told she is a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen {PBGV}- or a possible mix of, vet said there is no way to be sure without a DNA test and that is way too expensive and who cares anyway)

While I was purusing (I had been looking for a pet companion for about 2 months, looking for just the right one..), I came across Ms. Charlotte's picture. Her foster famly had named her Missy, for no-one really knew anything about her. When I emailed and asked if Missy (then known) had been adapted yet, she told me she was ready to go to her forever home.

I could not have been more thrilled, just look at her !!! She is the sweetest pup (vet says around 2-4 years old) anyone could EVER ask for. Loving, sweet, kind, perfectly behaved, no-one - just no-one could ask for a better girl.

Yet, the vet said she had seen hard times, her front teeth have been broken and her jaw looks like (this is from the vet, I can't tell) it had been kicked.

But, now she is here in her forever home! And my husband and I are very glad to have her !

Favorite Food: HAM ~then meal bones

Favorite activity: Running in the Snow ! She LOVES the snow and her doggie door (she has been seen just walking in and out (over and over again) though that doggie door!

Favorite Place to sleep: Our bed - then her little bed when we are watching tv downstairs

Info on Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen (PBGV):

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
An Alert Outlook and Lively Bearing

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is the smallest of
four wire coated Griffon Vendeen breeds.  It originated in
the area of France known as Vendéen.  They were bred to be
small, low set, (Petit Basset) hunting dogs with thick, rough
wiry coats in order to easily penetrate dense brush cover and
flush out rabbits, fox, deer and wild boar.  As a hunting dog,
the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is resolute, dauntless and
eager.  He was used to hunt alone or in small packs.

Their nickname is PBGV for obvious reasons. The
PBGV is bold and vivacious in character and compact, tough
and robust in its build.  With head carried proudly high, the
rather random, disheveled appearance, hairy moustache and
beard are characteristics of mythological awesome Griffons,
but the temperament and demeanor of this happy playful
gregarious little dog is anything but frightening.

A large apartment or small house is sufficient space
for the PBGV and exercise needs are about 15 - 20 minutes
four times a day.  The PBGV, although quite hairy, does not
shed a lot, so grooming once a week is enough.  The PBGV
is good with children and it bonds to the whole family,
making a PBGV puppy a great family addition.
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