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We aim to promote and protect our breeds and equip them for life
in today's world, while still respecting their ancient lineage
Here you will find information about the Petit and Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen, the history of both breeds, their health, our UK club and activities.
  1. Like to Join Us?
    You can download a Membership Application Form here. Or contact our Membership Secretary, Martin Bishop on 07779 300761, e-mail vendeen48@gmail.com
  2. Any Questions
    If you have a question about the breed or the club, contact the Secretary, Linda Skerritt on 01375 673922, monkhams@outlook.com. Alternatively, click on the link below to find the most suitable committee member, who will be pleased to help.
  3. Breed Health
    BGVs stem from long-established rustic stock, bred for work. Overall they are healthy hounds with few problems. However that is not to say they do not exist. The Health section gives information.
  4. Need Help............?
    ..........with Rescue or Rehoming? We understand that sometimes circumstances change and you find you can no longer keep your BGV. If so, we are here to help you. Go to the Wefare & Rescue page. We also welcome your interest in rehoming.
Membership Application Form
Welfare & Rescue
BGV Health
~ ​News ​​
The Club welcomes a new President

At the Club AGM on 6 April 2019 members present gave unanimous approval to the honoured acceptance by Professor Peter Bedford of becoming President of the BGV Club.  

As an Honorary Member, Peter is regarded highly with his background within the breed of at least 23yrs of unswerving support, eye-testing PBGVs, pre-empting Primary Open Angle Glaucoma, advising treatment and continuous support for any afflicted PBGV.  He continues post-DNA eye testing and is vigilant in detecting other eye concerns.

We can give no higher appreciation of his work for BGVs than by welcoming him as our new President.

26/29 November 2019 - Results, photos; BIS, Junior Handling and Stakes Critiques, BGVC Ch Show - 2015-2019 Ch Shows
29 October 2019 - Latest AHT PBGV DNA testing figures - Health / Eyes
18 October 2019 - Discover Dogs, ExCel, London - Discover Dogs
19 September 2019 - Grooming the Pet PBGV - PBGV Appreciation
1 September 2019 - Club show dates 2020 - Diary Dates
4 May 2019 - Club points forms for 2019 - www.bgvclub.co.uk/membership-voice-lod
8 April 2019 - New President - home page and Health / Eyes
12 August 2018 - GBGV A History of the Breed - www.bgvclub.co.uk/gbgv-appreciation​​
8 July 2018 - Reduced subscription option for Overseas Members - www.bgvclub.co.uk/membership-voice-lod

BGV Club Limited Odds Draw
For just £1 a month your number will be in with a chance of winning one of the Club's monthly draws.  First prize ranges from £15 to £50.  There are second and third prizes every month too.

Profits support the BGV Club's Welfare and Rescue Fund where money is needed for those less fortunate BGVs who need our help. 

 ​You have to be in it to win it!
To buy a number, contact Geraldine Dodd on ​
01582 865828 or g_dodd@hotmail.co.uk

Or complete the LOD application form on 
Annual Subscriptions
for Overseas Members
If you are an member of several dog clubs in different countries, this costs a lot of money.  For this reason, the BGV Club is introducing a reduced rate for Overseas Members.   By paying at the lower rate of £18 from 2019 onwards (or from 1 October this year, which will include 2019), an Overseas Member will have a digital version of the Club Newsletter rather than receiving a printed copy in the post.  All other benefits of the Club, such as voting, remain the same.  Or, to  receive the printed Newsletter, membership rates will stay at £25. 

If you live outside the UK, tell your friends!  They will be very welcome to join us.


THE BGV CLUB HANDBOOK, issued in the 40th year of the Club, covers the years 2013-2017.  To obtain a copy of this 196 page book   
                                                  ONLY A FEW LEFT  
​​1978 - 2018
click here

Following on from our 2016 Health Survey, the BGVC is anxious to collate information about a BGV’s age at death and the cause. 

This is an ongoing initiative to collect clinical health information on all BGVs during their lifespan.  
You can help the breed by completing the form here  ................
Surveys & Seminars
​​Continuing the tradition  ..........................................

IN OUR LIFETIME dog folk have always had a choice of two newspapers containing news on all aspects of the canine world.  Weekly breed notes are an important  feature, giving up to date information on your chosen breed and, over time, these combine to build a vital historical record.  However, on 13 June 2017 one of the papers, Dog World - which first appeared on 21 February 1902 under the title of Illustrated Kennel News - went into administration. 
   As one door closes, another opens.  To continue the tradition of providing news of our breeds, you will now be able to read weekly notes on this website. 
28 January 2017    BGV Club honours Prof Peter Bedford.

AT AN EYE TESTING SESSION in Essex on 28 January, Club Chairman Paul Osbourne and Secretary Linda Skerritt presented Prof Peter Bedford with a plaque to thank him for his unswerving work over the years in eye testing PBGVs with the primary aim of early detection of POAG.
   Prof Bedford subsequently wrote "​Please thank the club members for the magnificent plaque that I received on Saturday.  It really was a complete surprise but all I can say is that the work I did needed and got really excellent cooperation from your members and, without that, we would still be struggling to find a DNA test.  For me it was 18 years of meeting nice people with nice dogs, with the reward being the eventual eradication of POAG from your breed".