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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, Susan Brundle on 01243 553722, e-mail sue.bgv@btinternet.com
  2. Any Questions
    If you have a question about the breed or the club, contact the Acting Secretary, Linda Skerritt on 01375 673922, monkhams@aol.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
BGV Health
Welfare & Rescue
~ ​News 
28 January 2017    BGV Club honours Prof Peter Bedford.

AT AN EYE TESTING SESSION in Essex on 28 January, Club Chairman Paul Osbourne and A/Secretary Linda Skerritt presented Prof Peter Bedford with a plaque to thank him for his unswerving work over the years in eye testing PBGVs with the primary aim of early detection of POAG.
   Prof Bedford subsequently wrote "​Please thank the club members for the magnificent plaque that I received on Saturday.  It really was a complete surprise but all I can say is that the work I did needed and got really excellent cooperation from your members and, without that, we would still be struggling to find a DNA test.  For me it was 18 years of meeting nice people with nice dogs, with the reward being the eventual eradication of POAG from your breed".
​9-12 March 2017    Crufts  (9 March - Hound Day)

​The Animal Health Trust stand 55 in Hall 3 at Crufts will have some special offers available. These include 20% off swab testing kits bought at the show; and for people not wanting to buy at Crufts they will have a voucher code available to use online throughout March.

18 March 2017    BGV Club Annual General Meeting

The AGM will commence at 9.30am, 30mins after the Club open show opens.  Nominations to A/Secretary by 11 February, agenda items by 18 February.  Notice of AGM and further details - www.bgvclub.co.uk/diary-dates.
Winners of the Club's annual points trophies will be announced at the AGM.  Claim forms are on the Membership page                                                           
Deadline for submission - 28 February.

18 March 2017    BGV Club Open Show

Corley Village Hall, Corley, Coventry, CV7 8AZ.  9.30am AGM, 11.30am Club Open Show.    GBGVs:  Patsy Hollings (Gunalt),    PBGVs:  Anita Roberts (Tioga).
BIS Referee & Junior Handling:  Peter Marks (Duntech)
GBGV Stakes: Steve Jepson (Eardley), PBGV Stakes: Amy Williams (Amyjay). 
For schedule & entry form go to www.bgvclub.co.uk/diary-dates or contact Colin Makey on 01469 540260 or gairside&btinternet.com.

18 March 2017    Eye, DNA Testing and Height Measuring - PBGVs

Corley Village Hall, Corley, Coventry, CV7 8AZ.  11.30am onwards

from 11.30am, Corley Village Hall, Saturday 18 March.

For more information, go to

Diary Dates
UK Results of 2016 Health Survey
The BGV Club committee thanks all those who took the time to complete the 2016 Health Survey.  Valuable information was received on ​275 UK registered BGVs. 

This will help the BGV Club Health Sub-Committee gain a balanced overall view of breed health, whether any problems are on the increase and, in turn, whether research is needed to investigate in any particular area. 
BGV Health Survey Results 2016 - UK
BGV of the Month
Send a photo to monkhams@aol.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!
 This recent litter of Tarmachan GBGVs is bound to make a lot of new owners very happy.  Here they are sleeping, resting, growing and getting ready for big adventures. 

If you have a photo of your BGV you would like to see on the club website, e-mail it to:

A bundle of GBGV fun

​24 Feb 2017 - Judges Lists
22 Feb 2017 - PBGV looking for a home - Welfare & Rescue page
8 Feb 2017 - Updated list of breed class ch show judges 2017 - 2017 Ch Show judges
5 Feb 2017 - information about eye / DNA testing on 18 March 2017 - Diary Dates
29 Jan 2017 - Club honours Peter Bedford - Home page
Clarification on obviated requirement for gonioscopy
now that DNA testing is in place - BGV Health / Eyes
3 Jan 2017 - Annual points forms and Notice of AGM - Membership page
1 Jan 2017 - BGV Club Open Show schedule and entry form - Diary Dates