Founded 1978


Traditionally the BGV Club held two shows a year - an Open Show in the spring and a Championship Show in the autumn. Following a request from several exhibitors an additional Open Show in the north of the country was added in 2022 which has been well supported. A change to Challenge Certificate allocation by the Kennel Club gave us the opportunity to hold a second Championship Show from 2024. The Club will now hold a combined Open and Championship Show at the Kennel Club building in Stoneleigh on the 23rd March 2024.

The first open show took place in 1979 as part of Hertfordshire Canine Society's open show.  It was not until 1983 that the club's first independent open show took place at Little Gaddesden in Hertfordshire.

Over the years the club has altered the open show venue fairly regularly to allow owners in different parts of the country an opportunity to attend without travelling too far.  Occasionally, when the weather has been kind, the show has taken place outdoors.

After the KC granted PBGVs championship status, the club's first championship show took place at Three Counties showground Malvern in October 1988. 116 PBGVs were entered for judge Renaud Buche (France).  Since then the show venue has changed several times, traditionally being held indoors in the autumn.

The Basset Griffon Vendéen Club

Open Show 2024

Sunday 16th June

Judge; Basset Griffon Vendéen (Grand & Petit) and Best in Show Mr Evan Ryan (Cavallibrook/Feorig)

In conjunction with Border Union Championship Show

 At Springwood Park Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 8LS

BGV Club Championship​ Show

Saturday 19th October 2024

The Sports Connexion, Ryton-on-Dunsmore CV8 3FL

Judges:  PBGV:   Sharon Pinkerton (Bareve)            
GBGV:   Fiona Buchanan (Tarmachan)
BEST IN SHOW and Junior Handling: Wendell Moore (Cloudside)

BGV Club combined Open and Championship Show
Saturday 22nd March 2025
The Kennel Club Building
Stoneleigh Park

Judges; TBC