​BREED BOOKS

  ​PBGVs

The first English language book to be produced following the arrival of the PBGV to UK and American shores, “Understanding the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen: Rustic French Hound” is easy to read and an excellent source of information.  It gives general history and Standards, discusses training and day-to-day care.

Orient Publications, 1987. The ISBN is 0-9618117-0-6.
 
Author: Kitty Steidel
Published in 1999, this most recent in-depth PBGV book was originally published by Doral Publishing (now Lumina Media).  The ISBN is 0-944875-58-0.
 
The authors obtained previously unexamined kennel records, albums and archives. These chart in-depth early days of the breed in prominent countries, with detailed information and unseen photos, also give specific breed care. Available from Linda Skerritt, +44 (0)1375 673922, monkhams@aol.com.
Authors: Valerie Link & Linda Skerritt
Author: Jeffrey Pepper
A first book, then two follow-ups entitled "Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen" all by Jeffrey Pepper.
This series of books encompasses general dog care, with the text suitably adapted by the author to the particular breed.
"Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen" by Jeffrey G Pepper is pubished by
TFH Publications ISBN: 0-86622-578-1.
The second and third books are published by:
Interpet  2001, ISBN 1-903098-99-8; and
A Kennel Club Book 2005,
ISBN 1-59378-310-8


  ​GBGVs

Author: Vivien Phillips
In 2003, a privately printed book appeared.  Updated since then, “This is the Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen” by Vivien Phillips charts the breed's ancestry and its early history in the UK.
 
The book is available from her on +44 (0)1442 851225, vphillips@btinternet.com.
  ​Other breed books
Why are the basset breeds such tireless hunters? What is their origin, how do they hunt? See the French breed Standards. A comprehensive book on the five basset breeds by two eminent specialists – “Les Bassets Courants” by John Miller & Maurice LeBlanc, which gives in-depth historical information about the five basset breeds. 
Gerfaut Club, 1987, ISBN 2.90119621.7;  and
 
“Les Bassets Griffons Vendéens ” by Claire Dupuis. Aided by photos provided by well known French breeder Rene Tixier, Claire Dupuis' book describes the origins and history of the breed, translating it into the Frenchman's enduring passion for hunting. Editions de Vecchi, 1996, ISBN 2-7328-2181-0.
"Hounds of France - Disciples of Diana" by George Johnston with illustrations by Maria Ericson.  Spur Publications, England, 1979  ISBN 0-904558-43-6
 
This comprehensive guide gives a detailed account of each of the French hound breeds, including the basset breeds and their Standards. 
In 2004  “Meet the Basset Breeds”, a privately produced book, appeared.  A follow-up publication in 2006 contained articles and breeder ads and even more never-before seen historical documents and photos of all the basset breeds. 
 
Only the second edition is now available - from Linda Skerritt on +44 (0)1375 673922, monkhams@aol.com.