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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
BGV Health
Welfare & Rescue
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2019 BGV Club Calendar
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BGV Appreciation
With the advent of the Kennel Club Judges Competency Framework, the face of education and assessment procedures for UK judges is changing.  BGV Appreciation aspires to provide home study modules in Basset Griffon Vendéen breed education, not only for judges but for anyone keen to learn more about all aspects of the breed.

It is early days yet and there is still much work to be done but you can now see some modules which will hopefully help you whether you aspire to judge the breed or simply want to learn more about how to care for your BGV. 
BGV Appreciation
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.

                                This year it is the 40th anniversary of the BGV Club

THE BGV CLUB HANDBOOK, issued in the 40th year of the Club, covers the years 2013-2017.  To order 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 now collaborating with the PBGV Club of America with the aim of obtaining 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 in the Winter 2017 edition of Voice or on  
Surveys & Seminars

Saturday 24 November 2018
at  THE SPORTS CONNEXION (Cricket Hall), Leamington Road, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Coventry, West Midlands CV8 3FL​

BGV (Grand)  - Mrs Linda Mackenzie (Limier)
BGV (Petit)     - Mr Alan Curry (Lodore)       
Best in Show - Mrs Val Jackson (Duntech)

BGV (Grand) -   Miss Imogen Clark
BGV (Petit)    -   Mr Richard Bott (Quensha / Allenie)                  

​​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. 

​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


9 October 2018 - PBGV DNA testing figures to 30 Sept 2018 Health / Eyes
2 October 2018 - Fun Day, Steventon, photos - Fun Days & Walks
24 Sept 2018 - RVC study to predict epilepsy in dogs - Health News
24 August 2018 - Revised Animal Welfare Regulations 2018 and how they affect Breeders 
15 August 2018 - Championship show schedule  Home page, Diary Dates and Club Shows
12 August 2018 - GBGV A History of the Breed - www.bgvclub.co.uk/gbgv-appreciation
​​​​17 July 2018 - Judges Competency Framework Overview - www.bgvclub.co.uk/judges-competency-framework 
15 July 2018 - Judges Competency Framework Levels - www.bgvclub.co.uk/criteria 
8 July 2018 - Reduced subscription option for Overseas Members - www.bgvclub.co.uk/membership-voice-lod
25 June 2018 - Breed Appreciation - new pages helping you to learn about BGVs