DIARY DATES
​Oh, so much to choose from!

2017


6-7 May                  BGVs will be represented at the National Pet Show London 2017 which
                                takes place at ExCeL, London.

18 June                -  ​WALK  Meet at the Eartham Wood car park, PO18 0NA,  10.30 for 11am
                                for this walk near Chichester, West Sussex, east of the A285 between
                                Chichester and Petworth.  From Chichester follow the A259 north for 3
                                miles, then take the second right turn signposted Eartham. The car park is
                                on the left. From Petworth, take the first left turn signposted Eartham. The
                                car park is on the left. Contact Sue Brundle on
                                sue.bgv@btinterent.com or 01243 553722.

25 June                -  ​WALK AND PICNIC   The London & Northern Home Counties Branch of
                                 the Basset Hound Club has invited BGV Club members to join them for a
                                 walk, followed by picnic (bring your own food) 1 for 1.30pm, at
                                 Little End Farm, Russell Grove, Millbrook, Beds MK45 2JE.  

22 July                 -  ​FUN DAY, Cochrane Hall, Alva, West Stirling Street, Alva,
                                Clackmannanshire, Scotland FK12 5LJ.  Games, agility, obedience,
                                grooming tips, find a sausage, fun classes and much more are planned for
                                this Fun Day starting 11am and finishing 4pm.  Contact Gail Foote,
                                rymndft@aol.com, 01896 664822 or 07541 891977.  More details to
                                follow.


19/20 August        A ​TANGAER WEEKEND at Carmel Village Hall, Carmarthenshire, South
                               Wales (after Hound day at Welsh Kennel Club).
                               
​                               ​Not to be missed    This year, Linda Lewis is opening up her popular,
                               fun get-together of Tangaers to everyone, all BGV owners or those
                               interested in the breed, a social gathering of like-minded people and their
                               BGVs! 
                              
                               Saturday 19th  - a little fun show, an auction, raffles and fun agility
                               (weather permitting).
                               Sunday 20th - meet at the village hall for a tea/coffee and cakes, then a
                               walk in the local area, followed by lunch in a local pub.   
                              
                               You are welcome to attend either one or both days, with a contribution
                               towards the catering.   If you are interested in going, to give Linda an idea
                               of numbers, contact her on 01269 844524 or tangaer@hotmail.co.uk.

                               
20 August           -  ​WALK, Petworth Park, Petworth, Lodsworth, Bexleyhill, West Sussex
                                Meet at the north car park 10.30 for 11am in Petworth Park off the
                                A283, GU28 9LS - signposted 'Petworth Park'.  Parking charge for non-
                                members, £4. National Trust Members, free. Contact Sue Brundle on
                                sue.bgv@btinterent.com or 01243 553722.


9 September     – ​FUN DAY, Brae Lodge, Beachampton, Milton Keynes.  All BGV owners,
                               friends and enthusiasts welcome!  By popular demand, this fun and
                                reunion day is being hosted once more by Hilary Knowles at her
                                home, starting at 11am with refreshments throughout the day. 
                                Exercise your dogs in the field before lunch.  Agility, fancy dress, games,
                                raffle and  more are all on offer. 
                                The afternoon’s fun classes will be followed by cake and biscuits,
                               finishing at 4pm. More information to follow.

8 October           – ​JOINT WALK walk with the London & Northern Home Counties Branch of
                               the Basset Hound Club, Aquadrome, Rickmansworth, Herts.  Meet in the
                               car park, 10.30 for 11am.  Contact Linda Skerritt on monkhams@aol.com
                               or 01375 673922. 

22 October        - ​SEMINAR / ASSESSMENT, Corley, Village Hall, Coventry.  Details to be
                              confirmed.  Designed for prospective judges or those interested in the
                              breed.  If you would like to attend just the seminar or stay on for the
                              assessment on either Grands and Petits - or both breeds, or if you still
                              need to pass either the written or hands-on part of the
                              assessment, register your interest now by contacting Linda Skerritt on
                              monkhams@aol.com or 01375 673922. 
Eartham Wood
Who's a bunch of grapes?
​Aquadrome, Rickmansworth

​Saturday
18 November
2017

​BGV CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
The Sports Connexion, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Coventry, CV8 3FL

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)