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.
Like to Join Us?
You can download a Membership Application Form here. Or contact our Membership Secretary, Susan Brundle on 01243 553722, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a question about the breed or the club, contact the Acting Secretary, Linda Skerritt on 01375 673922, email@example.com. Alternatively, click on the link below to find the most suitable committee member, who will be pleased to help.
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.
..........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.
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. POSTAL ENTRIES CLOSE 22 OCTOBER, ON-LINE 30 OCTOBER.
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. PLACES ARE FILLING UP SO DON'T DELAY. For further details of this generous offer, which includes FREE EYE TESTING, go to the Diary Dates page to read about this and about the opportunity to help the AHT with their researches.
5 & 6 November 2016 National Pet Show, NEC, Birmingham
Expect hundreds of different animals, amazing animal action displays and fun and educational talks. Meet the experts, vets and celebrities and, alongside other dog folk, BGV owners will be there offering advice on the breed.
22 & 23 October 2016 Discover Dogs at London ExCel
London's biggest dog event, Discover Dogs, takes place at ExCel. A chance to see around 200 different dog breeds, including PBGVs and GBGVs. If you are thinking about having a BGV, here you can chat to their owners and see if this is the right breed for you.
Available shortly ............
The BGV Club 2017 Calendar
Prices down on last year!
£9.00 (+ £1.50 p&p within UK, check for overseas).
To order your copy, contact Colin Makey
on 01469 540260 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BGV of the Month
Send a photo to email@example.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!
Dexter is a rescue PBGV - and what a character! Here he is helping out on his new family's allotment.
Owners Chris and Denise Moore have so many photos now of Dexter as he is such a character and Denise is compiling a diary for him too!
UPDATED 18 Oct 16 - October PBGV DNA test results by country - BGV Health / Eyes 18 Sept - Judges Lists, 16 Sept - 2 Dec day at AHT - Diary page and BGV Health / Eyes 3 Aug - Club championship show schedule - Diary page and on fossedata