The Basset Griffon Vendéen Club
Discover Dogs is a unique event that enables people to meet many different dog breeds, which can help people understand the importance of choosing the right breed for their lifestyle.Every year the BGV Club relies on enthusiastic members and owners participating in the Discover Dogs event held at the NEC during Crufts.If you own a BGV and are interested in representing the breeds at this event, or if you would like more information about what's involved, please contact Sally Cowley our Discover Dogs Co-ordinator at email@example.com.Crufts 2024 runs from Thursday 7th March to Sunday 10th March. Every day there is a morning and afternoon session to be covered for both GBGVs and PBGVs.
COMBINED BGV CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW & BGV CLUB OPEN SHOW 2024 Saturday, 23rd March 2024 Venue: The Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh
Championship Show Judges: BGV (Grand): Ms Linda Lewis (Tangaer) BGV (Petit): Ms Linda Lewis (Tangaer) Best in Show & Junior Handling: Ms Linda Lewis (Tangaer) Open Show Judges: BGV (Grand): Alayna Morland (Zoraden)BGV (Petit): Mandy Kenna (Cynetkoy)Best in Show & Junior Handling: Mr M Caple (Morsefield)
Traditionally the BGV Club held two shows a year - an open show in the spring and a championship show in the autumn.In 2022 the BGV Club held the first Scottish Open Show on Sunday 19th June 2022 in conjunction with Border Union Agricultural Society General Championship Show and hopefully this will now be an annual event. In 2024 the Club will have a second Championship Show which will be held in conjunction with the Club Open Show at the Kennel Club building, Stoneleigh on Saturday 23 March.
Fun Days and Walks
Details of Fun Days and Walks will be posted on the news page and on the Club Facebook Group. These are a great chance to meet with other BGVS and their owners.
Breed Education - Public Events, Discover Dogs
Discover Dogs is a unique event that enables people to meet and greet nearly 200 breeds of dog, to shop for dog related products - and to watch displays and competitions. It also helps people understand the importance of choosing the right breed for their lifestyle. Every year the BGV Club and enthusiastic members participate in the two Discover Dog events held at the NEC during Crufts and at ExCeL, London. There are also other events throughout the year such as the National Pet Show, when the BGV Club is sometimes invited to attend. If you are interested in representing the breeds at one of these events please contact Sally Cowley our Discover Dogs Co-ordinator on; firstname.lastname@example.org or 07967 301466
Breed Appreciation Days (BAD)
For many years the club has held regular educational events to give judges or anyone interested the opportunity to learn more about BGVs. Assessments (Breed Appreciation Days) are also mounted to help aspiring judges gain a foothold on the club's judging lists.Being responsible for both the Petit and Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen gives a unique opportunity to highlight the importanat differences between the two breeds.
Details of future seminars/assessments, Breed Appreciation Days will be announced in the news section, on the Club Facebook group and via the Kennel Club. If you are interested in attending a BAD please contact the Breed Education Co-ordinator Claire Cooper.
General Meeting of the Basset Griffon Vendéen Club. Held in conjunction with The BGV Club Championship
Saturday 21st October 2023, The Sports Connexion, Leamington Road,
Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Coventry, West Midlands CV8
First vote to approve the amended wording of the proposal following Kennel Club advice. Proposed by Mrs Linda Skerritt and seconded by Mrs Lorna Wyllie.That the full membership be
invited to vote on bringing the PBGV Standard for the nose into line with the
Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) which includes the Country of
Origin (France). The wording to be amended as follows:
From: “Nose black, large and
prominent, with wide nostrils”
To: "Nose large and
prominent with wide nostrils. Black except in white/lemon, white/orange
coats where brown is tolerated".
The voting slips were counted
by two independent, non-members and the results were confirmed as For: 26,
Against: 37, Abstain: 3
Following this vote it was
necessary to revert to the original proposal by Ms Linda Lewis and Mrs Linda
Skerritt as originally proposed at the 2022 AGM. The proposal to be voted upon
was: That with
accompanying information supplied by us, that the full membership be invited to
vote on bringing the breed standard into line with
all countries, including the country of origin, and the GBGV Breed Standard.
The wording to be amended as follows:
From: “Nose black, large and prominent, with wide nostrils”
To: “Nose large and
prominent, with wide nostrils. Black except in white/lemon, white/orange coats
where brown is tolerated”
voting slips were counted by two independent, non-members and the results were
confirmed as For: 23, Against: 38, Abstain: 3