Founded 1978


Before you make that final decision to have a BGV as a family member, you need to gather as much information as possible about the breed.


The Officers and Committee of the BGV Club, its members, dedicated breeders and owners are here to help you.
Some prospective owners have never actually seen a BGV but are attracted having only glimpsed them on television. 

It is so important that you see the breed, talk to owners and spend some time getting to know all about BGVs.  Importantly breeders will guide you in your decision on whether this is the breed for you and, if so, whether a Petit or a Grand is more suitable for your lifestyle.

Both PBGVs and GBGVs are a numerically small breed therefore relatively few litters are born each year.  You may need to wait a while to get a puppy from a reliable breeder.  It is normal for breeders to invite prospective owners to visit several times to see the mother, puppies and sire if he lives with them.  This gives you time to be sure a BGV is for you and to reflect on the demands of having a puppy in the house.  Expect reliable breeders to ask you searching questions, to be satisfied that a prospective owner is well-matched for one of their puppies into whose hands a little life is being entrusted.

Where can I see BGVs?  The Diary page on this website gives you details of forthcoming club events where you can see the breed, meet owners and talk to them.  As well as club organised events or shows, you may be able to see BGVs at a local show (companion, limited or open), though you will see more at a larger championship show.  Most of these are advertised on and or in the weekly dog press. 

Visiting shows gives you a good opportunity to get a feel for the breed and speak to breeders and owners.

Would you be interested in rehoming a BGV? Visit our Welfare and Rescue page for more information.

welfare and rescue

Breeders Directory

gbgv breeders pbgv breeders

Puppy Register

"Overbecks" PBGV Puppies
Born 15th February 2024, 
4 bitches and 3 dogs
Ch &Am Ch M and M’s Stellar Mayhem and Madness x Ch Soletrader Langham Rose for Overbecks
Lynne Scott 
01258 452620 or 07900 928816

"Overbecks" PBGV Puppies
Born 14th February 2024, 
2 dogs. 
Ch Soletrader Happy as Larry x Ch Overbecks Kathy Tiere. 
Lynne Scott 
01258 452620 or 07900 928816

Bearing in mind the new Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018, which came into force on 1 October 2018, if you  are a BGV Club member and wish your litter to be included on the Puppy Register, contact Club Secretary Dianne Reid