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WELCOME TO THE BASSET GRIFFON VENDÉEN CLUB ~
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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 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
Contacts
BGV Health
Welfare & Rescue
~ ​News ​​
CALLING ALL PBGV OWNERS!
If your PBGV has been DNA tested, or is hereditary clear, have you contributed towards the Animal Health Trust's researches into any correlation between a PBGV's height and its tendency towards POAG?  If not, go to www.bgvclub.co.uk/health-news for information on this and the details you need to give the AHT. 

13 October update:  The AHT are thrilled with the number of height measurements received and while busy logging and analysing data, they are happy to receive further measurements!  
                                            Deadline for reply extended to end of November.
THE 2018 CLUB CALENDAR is now available to buy, in plenty of time to send to friends overseas for Christmas.
 
Prices kept down! 
​£9.00 (+ £1.50 p&p within UK, ask about overseas).
​​​To order your copy, contact Sue Marshall on 01245 265828 or sue.marshall4@btopenworld.com
 
​​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.  For the time being, to continue the tradition of providing news of our breeds, you will now be able to read weekly notes on this website. 





Dates for club events, including seminars/assessments

Check the Diary Dates page for dates of BGV Club events taking you through to the end of the year.  










18 November 2017              *  30th Anniversary  * 
​                                  BGV Club Championship Show  
                         Entries have now closed
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CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW SCHEDULE
*  Gift for every exhibitor  *  Surprise celebration  *  Specials  *
​ENTRY NUMBERS 
31 GBGVs,
8 GBGV STAKES
52 PBGVs,
15 PBGV STAKES
2 JUNIOR HANDLING
JUDGES
BGV (GRAND) – MRS ADELE WALTON HADDON (ILSHAM)
BGV (PETIT) – MRS VIVIEN PHILLIPS (DEBUCHER)
BIS & JUNIOR HANDLING – MRS LINDA SKERRITT (MONKHAMS)

BGV(G) Stakes – Mrs Rachel Wray (Perrault)
BGV(P) Stakes – Mr Mike Caple (Morsefield)

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​Past News

​12 May 2017 Celebration of the life of the late Yvonne Dean,
                               BGV Club President

Following a private funeral service for family only on Thursday 11 May, all friends joined together on 12 May at Clayton Wood Natural Burial Ground, West Sussex to celebrate her life.  In memory of Yvonne, following her wishes, the Club made a donation to the British Sjögren's Syndrome Association (autoimmune rheumatic disease).

​6 May 2017     The National Pet Show, ExCeL, London

Helping the BGV Club promote BGVs at the National Pet Show had an added bonus for GBGV owner, Sue Marshall, who met Channel 4's Supervet, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick.
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".
UK Results of 2016 Health Survey
The BGV Club committee thanks all those who took the time to complete the 2016 Health Survey.  Valuable information was received on ​275 UK registered BGVs. 

This will help the BGV Club Health Sub-Committee gain a balanced overall view of breed health, whether any problems are on the increase and, in turn, whether research is needed to investigate in any particular area. 
BGV Health Survey Results 2016 - UK

UPDATED​​​​

10 November 2017 - PBGV DNA testing results, October - Health / Eyes
13 October 2017 - Deadline for submission of PBGV height measurements extended to end of November
24 September 2017 - Help the AHT in their researches into height of PBGVs - www.bgvclub.co.uk/health-news
23 September 2017 - 2018 BGV Club calendar now available - www.bgvclub.co.uk/club-calendar
11 September 2017 - Brae Lodge Fun Day photos - Fun Days and Walks
20 August 2017 - Points forms for ch and open show wins 2017 - Membership, VOICE and LOD
​26 June 2017 - New page - Breed Notes www.bgvclub.co.uk/breed-notes​