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WELCOME TO THE BASSET GRIFFON VENDÉEN CLUB ~
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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, Martin Bishop on 07779 300761, e-mail martin.bishop10@btopenworld.com
  2. Any Questions
    If you have a question about the breed or the club, contact the Secretary, Linda Skerritt on 01375 673922, monkhams@outlook.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
Contacts
BGV Health
Welfare & Rescue
~ ​News ​​
BGV Appreciation
With the advent of the Kennel Club Judges Competency Framework, the face of education and assessment procedures for UK judges is changing.  BGV Appreciation aspires to provide home study modules in Basset Griffon Vendéen breed education, not only for judges but for anyone keen to learn more about all aspects of the breed.

It is early days yet and there is still much work to be done but you can now see some modules which will hopefully help you whether you aspire to judge the breed or simply want to learn more about how to care for your BGV. 
BGV Appreciation
Annual Subscriptions
for Overseas Members
If you are an member of several dog clubs in different countries, this costs a lot of money.  For this reason, the BGV Club is introducing a reduced rate for Overseas Members.   By paying at the lower rate of £18 from 2019 onwards (or from 1 October this year, which will include 2019), an Overseas Member will have a digital version of the Club Newsletter rather than receiving a printed copy in the post.  All other benefits of the Club, such as voting, remain the same.  Or, to  receive the printed Newsletter, membership rates will stay at £25. 

If you live outside the UK, tell your friends!  They will be very welcome to join us.

                                This year it is the 40th anniversary of the BGV Club

                                                    
THE BGV CLUB HANDBOOK, issued in the 40th year of the Club, covers the years 2013-2017.  To order a copy of this 196 page book   
                                                  ONLY A FEW LEFT  
  
​​1978 - 2018
click here
​​CLINICAL INFORMATION SURVEY FORM

Following on from our 2016 Health Survey, the BGVC is now collaborating with the PBGV Club of America with the aim of obtaining information about a BGV’s age at death and the cause. 

This is an ongoing initiative to collect clinical health information on all BGVs during their lifespan.  
  
You can help the breed by completing the form here  ................
Surveys & Seminars
​​Continuing the tradition  ..........................................

IN OUR LIFETIME dog folk have always had a choice of two newspapers containing news on all aspects of the canine world.  Weekly breed notes are an important  feature, giving up to date information on your chosen breed and, over time, these combine to build a vital historical record.  However, on 13 June 2017 one of the papers, Dog World - which first appeared on 21 February 1902 under the title of Illustrated Kennel News - went into administration. 
   As one door closes, another opens.  For the time being, to continue the tradition of providing news of our breeds, you will now be able to read weekly notes on this website. 
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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".
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​​UPDATED

9 December - Club championship show - GBGV / BIS & Jr Handling critiques
6 December - Club championship show - PBGV critique
2 December 2018 - 2018 Club championship show - winners' photos
29 November 2018 - 2019 Championship show judges
25 November 2018 - 2018 Club championship show, main results 
16 November 2018 - Breeders' Directory Application Form 2019 - Breeders
9 October 2018 - PBGV DNA testing figures to 30 Sept 2018 Health / Eyes
2 October 2018 - Fun Day, Steventon, photos - Fun Days & Walks
24 Sept 2018 - RVC study to predict epilepsy in dogs - Health News
24 August 2018 - Revised Animal Welfare Regulations 2018 and how they affect Breeders 
12 August 2018 - GBGV A History of the Breed - www.bgvclub.co.uk/gbgv-appreciation​​
8 July 2018 - Reduced subscription option for Overseas Members - www.bgvclub.co.uk/membership-voice-lod