The Basset Griffon Vendéen Club

Founded 1978

Traditionally the BGV Club held two shows a year - an open show in the spring and a championship show in the autumn. This has now changed with the first Scottish Open show being held in 2022 and a second Club Championship show being added in 2024.

The first open show took place in 1979 as part of Hertfordshire Canine Society's open show.  It was not until 1983 that the club's first independent open show took place at Little Gaddesden in Hertfordshire.

Over the years the club has altered the open show venue fairly regularly to allow owners in different parts of the country an opportunity to attend without travelling too far.  Occasionally, when the weather has been kind, the show has taken place outdoors.

After the KC granted PBGVs championship status, the club's first championship show took place at Three Counties showground Malvern in October 1988. 116 PBGVs were entered for judge Renaud Buche (France).  Since then the show venue has changed several times, traditionally being held indoors in the autumn.

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)