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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 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 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".
Dates for fun days, walks and next seminar/assessment

​WHETHER YOU LIVE IN SCOTLAND, WALES OR ENGLAND there will be a BGV Club gathering just for you during the year!  

​Dates for events lined up, plus our next breed seminar/assessment are now on the Diary page.  More details shortly, as soon as arrangements are firmed up.

​18 November 2017       BGV Club Championship Show


BGV(G) Stakes – Mrs Rachel Wray (Perrault)
BGV(P) Stakes – Mr Mike Caple (Morsefield)

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

17 April 2017 - Living with POAG-affected PBGVs - Health / Eyes
7 April 2017 - Club Rules and Judges' Criteria revised (AGM membership and KC approval/advice) -  www.bgvclub.co.uk/club-rules-ethics   www.bgvclub.co.uk/criteria
2 April 2017 - Photos needed for 2018 Club calendar - www.bgvclub.co.uk/club-calendar
31 March 2017 - Open Show critiques, new Diary dates
23 March 2017 - Open Show Class Winner photos - Club Shows
19 March 2017 - Results of BGVC Open Show 18 March 2017 - Club Shows