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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, 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
Contacts
BGV Health
Welfare & Rescue
~ ​News ​​
  
  COVID-19


  Dear Club Members

  As you will all be aware, advice on the situation regarding COVID-19 has been changing daily and the      risk level to the UK has now been raised to high.  With the health and safety of our Club members          paramount, the Committee has been guided by the Government’s stance on minimising unnecessary      travel, maintaining social distancing and the need for vulnerable people to self-isolate.  In so doing,          along with other Clubs and Canine Societies, this week we took the decision to postpone or cancel          events that had been lined up for you over the coming weeks:

  The Annual General Meeting, which should have taken place at Roade on 4 April – postponed.  To be   
  rescheduled when possible.  The agenda remains in place as it is, with no new business or nominations
  added.  It will be available from me when I give a minimum of 14 days’ notice of the new date, time
  and venue to all members.

  The Open Show, also to have taken place on 4 April at Roade – cancelled but consideration will be   
  given to rescheduling later in the year.  Other than for those of you who have kindly said to keep their
  entry fee for Club funds, refunds for the 4 April show will be made. 

   The Day at the Animal Health Trust on 23 April – postponed and will be reorganised when the
  situation allows.

  Yesterday the Kennel Club issued a letter to Club Secretaries endorsing Government advice.  They 
  recommended that Clubs and Societies should cancel forthcoming events over the next three months,      ie until the end of June.  With this in mind, it is likely I will also be deferring the 11 June Celebration   
  Lunch at the Kennel Club.  If so, I will notify those of you who had booked to attend.

  I will also notify everyone in due course when the situation regarding our Scottish Open Show at   
  Border Union on 21 June becomes clear. 

  Updates will be on the Club website www.bgvclub.co.uk.

  We are now facing the most profound changes to our daily lives that the majority of us have ever     
  experienced.  Curtailment for the time being of our BGV Club events plays only a small part, so thank   
  you all for your patience and understanding – and stay safe.





  Linda Skerritt
  Secretary
  18 March 2020

  
Forthcoming Shows
BGV CLUB OPEN SHOW - ROADE NN7 2LS
4 APRIL 2020

JUDGES:
PBGV: KIM CULYER-DAWSON (CULDAWS)
GBGV: ANN MAKEY (GAIRSIDE)
    BIS:  ROSE PHILLIPS (HALISTON)

BGV CLUB OPEN SHOW - KELSO TD5 8LS
21 JUNE 2020  


JUDGE: BILL O'LOUGHLIN (BASSBARR)
Cancelled
Cancelled
Forthcoming Events
Thursday 23 April 2020

A DAY AT THE ANIMAL HEALTH TRUST, Newmarket CB8 7UU

A programme of updates on health matters concerning BGVs, followed by a complimentary lunch, then a “behind the scenes” tour round the small animal clinic and laboratories.  10.30 for 11am start, finishing around 3pm

For more details -  Diary Dates

To book, contact Linda Skerritt

01375 673922 / monkhams@outlook.com.

Thursday 11 June 2020:
  
A BREED CELEBRATION LUNCH AT THE KENNEL CLUB  

London W1J 8AB

A special lunch and tour designed specifically for BGV owners.  

A wonderful opportunity to see all BGV-related paintings, library items  and historic pictures.


For more details - Diary Dates

To book, contact Linda Skerritt
01375 673922 / monkhams@outlook.com 
Postponed
Postponed
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 nearly a quarter of a century 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.
  
​​CLINICAL INFORMATION SURVEY FORM

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 - Breed Notes.  
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​​​​​​​UPDATED ​​

17 March 2020 - Precautions in view of coronavirus risk - various club events postponed or cancelled - Diary Dates
1 March 2020 - KC requirements for Hands-on Judging Experience - Judges Competency Framework
22 February 2020 - JCF Review Findings - Judges Competency Framework
20 January 2020 - Notice of AGM and Nomination Form (removed 1 Mar 20) - Diary Dates
17 January 2020 - Hereditary Clear Status limited to two Generations from January 2022 - Eyes & DNA Testing
17 January 2020 - Club Trophy Points Forms to go temporarily to Lynn Wood - www.bgvclub.co.uk/membership-voice-lod
17 January 2020 - new contact for Limited Odds Draw -  www.bgvclub.co.uk/membership-voice-lod
26 December 2019 - updated BVA/KC Eye Panel List - Eyes
16 December 2019 - Open show 4 April, schedule and entry form - Diary Dates
15 December 2019 - Breed judges at 2020 championship shows