Recently youngest sister and her two boys have moved into a new neighborhood. My eight year old nephew hasn't been keen on meeting the other children - he's not big on change and there's been a lot of changes lately. So the other afternoon when my sister took him to a nearby park and he excitedly said, "Hey! There's Bob and Mikey" she was hopeful about new friends he was making in the area. It turns out that Bob and Mikey were PBGV. My sister asked, "How do you know them?" and my nephew shrugged and said, "I just do."
Yup. Seems like my nephew and I have something in common. Meeting the dogs in your new neighborhood is always an important first step of settling in.
PBGV is still closer to his hunting roots and still enjoys lure coursing for fun. This breed is too active for families that don't have time to give them three walks/exercise periods a day.
You'll also want to keep your leash and your running shoes handy because this breed likes to get out there and move it. You will have to look long and hard to find a cuter dog that has this kind of personality plus.