The GBGV breed is known to be short and long, but just how long is a GBGV anyway? I am pretty long myself, but remember, Bailie has longer legs than I do. At BlogPaws, Bailie really made a splash. She was not shy at all and also realized most people found her to be super cute. Attention was at every turn for my new PR dog, but on occasion, like during a session, people were paying attention to a speaker rather than to Bailie. This did not sit well with Bailie. She managed to remain quiet, but she silently did amusing tricks to get the attention of humans sitting nearby.
This photo was taken on Saturday morning while HABRI (Human Animal Bond Research Initiative) was speaking. The session was over an hour long and way past Bailie’s attention span limits. Bailie was desperate to get the woman’s attention that was sitting about seven chairs down from us. She started by sitting next to Mom on a chair and then slowly lowered herself, started stretching, and stretching, and finally managed to get the woman’s attention when she was fully stretched out. Of course, after the session, the woman had to pet Bailie and tell us what an adorable pup she is…made my stomach turn…puppies!
So how long is that dog? About three chairs long!
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Earl Lover says
Whoa! How long?!!
Lots of Woofs from Earl and I at Earl’s World!
Three chairs long, pretty long!
Hawk aka BrownDog says
Smart one, that Bailie! Better watch out for her! She’s stealin’ all the thunder…(just an expression)
Y’all come back now,
Hawk aka BrownDog
She does try to steal my spotlight, but I let her know that I am the boss around here.
Parenting Furkids (@FurkidParent) says
She’s definitely longer than Barkly. It’s kind of like what we tell people about Corgis. If he had normal length legs, you’d be able to better see that he’s really a medium-sized dog–on the smaller end of medium in Barkly’s case. Barkly weighs #11 less than Sharkly did. Emma, you seem to be in the same boat–on a smaller/shorter end of medium compared to what Bailie will eventually be. Just remind yourself, Emma. Humans always think smaller is cuter for some inexplicable reason.
Mom always tells people I am the perfect specimen for a GBGV. Bailie is good except her ears are a bit short and her legs are a bit too long…I am the best one and I know it 😉
Molly The Wally says
LOL three chairs long is long. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly
She is really a long girl when she is fully extended.
Three comfy chairs too!
In that respect we are like cats as we like to be comfortable.
SlimDoggy (@MySlimDoggy) says
Bailie, you stole everyone’s heart. But Emma, don’t despair – you already had our hearts 😉
It’s okay, I know I am the best GBGV. I let Bailie handle my PR stuff and be the clown that makes a fool of herself 😉
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
That is super cute
Sparkle the PBGV says
My brother Boston boy, Panda, knows exactly how you feel, Emma. I am is always wanting to be the center of attention. I am the “star!” The mom says you are priceless Emma – just like Panda. XOXO Sparkle the PBGV
I know that Bailie’s antics will wear off and most people know I am the best GBGV around. I let Bailie know that too! Sometimes younger siblings are a real hassle!
Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady says
hahahaha!!!! That is one LONG dawg!
Have a great weekend!
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She sure is!
BOL! Bailie is too funny! She’s also very long, wow!
She spent three days working on her cute and funny skills!
how cool, no one will run around you with such a measuring stick, you are three chairs long, that’s understandable for efurrybuddy and that’s that. I met some of your “petit” relatives last sunday, they were super funny!
I have never met a PBGV in the fur. I hear they are a bit more hyper and not as cuddly, and of course, smaller. Glad they were funny too!
they looked different, their legs are much shorter and a little bowlegged. I had to ask for the breed, because I wasn’t sure if they are really Petit Bassets Griffon Vendéen. The owner said they are the most common hunting breed in our area together with the Griffon fauve de Bretagne.
I forgot, that is another difference is that the GBGV always has straight legs and the PB’s have bowed legs. I’m sure not as cute as me, though 😉
they were nice to watch but never as cute as you or Bailie. they were presented as hound packs wow! what a bark-feast. I was so happy that I had a reason to bark too :o)
Oh yes, we don’t like to be alone at all and we love to hear ourselves. It can get real loud at my house sometimes!
Cathy C. Bennett says
Now Emma – you’ve had many moments, it’s okay to share the spot light with Bailie sometimes.
Having two sisters, I have to share a lot, but that Bailie really likes the spotlight!
Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom says
You guys are pretty long, I’ll have to measure but you might be giving Boomer and Dottie a run for their cookie money when it comes to length!
I am almost as long as my Kuvasz sister, just much shorter.
karen Meldrum says
Ah the old sneaky scoot trick! Lucy does that too, to try to be as long as Chablis, but everyone knows that a PBGV is NOT as long as a GBGV, Right? Emma, you were a puppy once too and I bet you were every bit as cute and sneaky as Bailey. Hey, her antics just show how mature and sofisticated YOU are.
Mom thinks it is the British in me that makes me so proper. I was a bit silly as a youngster myself, but Bailie is a real live wire!
karen Meldrum says
karen Meldrum says
You know, Bailey might be on to something – maybe we should measure GBGV’s by chair lengths – not height at the withers. But then, that could cause more issues with the “ramp dog” debate. Hummm…
If you tell someone you are three chair lengths, they pretty much know your size but if I say 37 inches, they have to think about it 😉
Emma, we know you’re the best. Bailie is just trying to fit in your shoes. 🙂
I know, she wants to copy everything I do and she wants to have all the attention. I put her back in her place now and then when it gets on my nerves.
Bailie…one could never resist that cuteness…so glad she found her super power at BlogPaws!!!! Happy Saturday to all of you!!!!
She sure found something…she was like a celebrity that went crazy!
I had no idea that Bailie is that long and I’m a Dachshund! Love Dolly
How many chairs are you? My breed is really almost a large breed size with short legs, which is why we are so long.
Jan K says
It’s amazing how long you dogs can make yourselves! That Bailie is quite a character…..I think she and Luke would get along great….though I’d hate to see the aftermath of the two of them together! LOL
The two of them at BlogPaws probably would have shutdown the conference! Something about being youngest and your siblings being a bit older makes them so crazy I think.
M. K. Clinton says
Bailie s a long dog that gives long huggles. I had a hard time paying attention, because I wanted to love on her during sessions. What a sweetheart. Of course, you’re my first love Emma!
That was the problem, she knew people couldn’t resist her, so she kept on trying, but it was all just fun 🙂 Huggles to Bentley from ME, not Bailie.
Bored bored, you have to do something when you are bored lol, Sniff and wags from Laika and Vaks.
She always tried to distract others when she got bored. It made most folks laugh!
Terry CramerTerry Cramer says
Chuckling. This is a great trick!
She may have an elastic spine!
Pawesome Cats says
A lovely long stretch!
Almost like a kitty stretch!
Luv dat picture!
Thanks my friend 🙂
Maxwell, Faraday & Allie says
Allie: *sigh* what younger siblings will do to get attention, Emma. Honestly! 😉
She is such a ham! Sometimes it is just embarrassing, but she is still a puppy!
Silent tricks to get attention sounds like a brilliant idea – well done Bailie!
She is a master of attention getting which is why I made her my official PR dog!
She does look long! Perhaps she was saving seats for friends?
No, just trying to get some attention.
That’s pretty darn long. I know that Dachshunds (who are also long) can have trouble with their backs, is that also true of the GBGV breed as well?
I think I would have inched myself over towards Bailie, yes, it’s true. I am as bad as a puppy. 😉
If you go to Nashville next year you may want to avoid her as she is always looking to distract humans 😉
Wow she needs a three seater couch of her own!
I’m thinking her spine may be elastic!
Wow looong doggie!
Three chairs long for sure!