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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, Susan Brundle on 01243 553722, e-mail sue.bgv@btinternet.com
  2. Any Questions
    If you have a question about the breed or the club, contact the Acting Secretary, Linda Skerritt on 01375 673922, monkhams@aol.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
BGV Health
Welfare & Rescue
~ News and Views ~ 
Here you can see brief details of forthcoming events or updates on important issues concerning BGVs. 
             For more information on club events go to 

And we love to hear from our members, so if you have any achievements, stories or pictures that you would like to share, send them to
​Diary Dates
  1. 19 November 2016 BGV Club Championship Show
    This year's show takes place at the Sports Connexion, Leamington Road, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Coventry CV8 3FL. The GBGV judge is Mr Phil Freer (Switherland) and PBGV judge Mrs Diana Sadler (Gemshorn). BIS - Mr Nigel Luxmoore-Ball (Tanneron). Go to http://www.bgvclub.co.uk/diary-dates for schedule and entry form.
  2. 2 December 2016 An Invitation from the AHT
    The Animal Health Trust has invited all PBGV owners whose Petit's DNA has been tested to spend a day at the AHT in Newmarket. For further details of this generous offer, which includes free eye testing, go to the Diary Dates page.
  3. NOW!!! World Health Survey
    May - July 2016
    ANOTHER WORLD HEALTH SURVEY IS TAKING PLACE NOW! Extended deadline - 31 August 2016. Please help us monitor the health of BGVs by taking part. Go to the BGV Health - Surveys page http://www.bgvclub.co.uk/surveys-seminars.
  4. NOW!!! BGV Club Members Survey
    Six years on since the last survey, the Committee is again seeking information from you, your opinion on what is currently offered and what you would like to see. YOUR VIEWS COUNT so please take time to complete the short survey on the Membership page http://www.bgvclub.co.uk/membership-voice-lod.
BGV of the Month
Send a photo to monkhams@aol.com and let us know if your BGV has done something special.   It could be ​YOUR dog to appear here as BGV of the Month!

"Oakley (Debucher Zachary) is 16 today.  I rehomed him exactly 4 years ago – just 4 days before his 12th birthday.  He had gone into rescue because of a family break up.  Vivien Phillips had sent an email around about him, and it was my casual remark about this when I was at Honeybottom Kennels having my PBGV Zinna groomed, that led to me rehoming him, as Gavin Robertson had taken him into breed rescue.  He was in very poor condition and I thought at the time I would have him either 3 months or 3 years – and here we are, 4 years on!  He is getting a bit slow but still enjoys his now short walk and he has Pickle, a Dandie Dinmont I have rehomed, as a companion.   I now hope he will make it to 17!"
                                                                                                                       ​Hilary Cole - 13 August 2016


11 July 2016 - Health Survey deadline- now 31 August 2016
20 July 2016 - KC requirement for ABS members to DNA test their PBGVs for POAG - See BGV Health - Eyes
31 July - KC Eye Testing Clinics - Dates and Locations - See BGV Health - Eyes
3 August - Club championship show schedule and entry form now available - Diary page and on fossedata