Welcome to the PBGV Club of America website; home of the rough coated French hound. Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen is pronounced "Puh-TEE Bah-SAY Gree-FOHN VON-day-uhn."

The name describes the basic characteristics of the breed as:

  • Petit: Small
  • Basset: Low to the Ground
  • Griffon: Rough Coated
  • Vendéen: Region in France Where Breed Originated

Meet the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen Brochure Click Here
The Rough Coated French Hound Pamphlet Click Here

2021 Hunt VideoNew Video ~ Enjoy learning about the joy of hunting with your PBGV. Click Here

2022 Regional & National

April 26-May 3, 2022

Tammy Hensley, National Chair, mainsail@frontier.com
Lora Megli, Assistant Chair, lmegli@yahoo.com

Holiday Inn St. Louis SW - Route 66
Holiday Inn St Louis SW - Route 66
10709 Watson Rd, St. Louis, MO 63127
Phone: (314) 821-6600
Online Reservations
Hotel Info

The block of rooms is listed under “Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Club” for anyone contacting the hotel directly.

  • $124 per night for Two Queen Bed Room
  • Limited RV spaces (no hook-up) at $30 per night
2022 PBGVCA Regional & National

Regional/National Specialty
Rally, Agility, Obedience, Scent Work, Top, Hunt, Breeder's Brunch and much more!



Patricia V Trotter
National Regular & Non-Regular Classes, Include. Jr. Showmanship

Mrs. Susan Nelson Smyth
National Sweepstakes Classes


Ms. Beverly Capstick
Regional Regular & Non-Regular Classes, nclude. Jr. Showmanship

Mr. Cameron Henson
Regional Sweepstakes Classes

GO to 2022 National~Regional Home Page


NEW ~ Introducing the PBGVCA Breeders’ Tool Chest

Created to encourage new breeders by breeders.

This big project has received input from many of our breeders; thank you! There are 3 major categories:

  • The Basics: links to our breed standard, pedigree-health database, Breeder's Code of Best Practices, puppy and stud dog service directories, etc.
  • Being a Responsible Dog Breeder: The lion’s share of information lives here and new information will be added over time. It includes selecting breeding stock, health testing, AKC/International Registries, educational videos, getting the bitch pregnant right on through to puppy packets (new version coming soon) and sample new puppy owner contracts, assessing new puppy buyers, etc. documents.
  • Breeder’s Community: Lists our mentors who will help members interested in breeding, breeder/health articles, call to join PBGVCA and a place where breeders can share their own experiences.

There is no substitute for the extensive experience available from our breeder community.

Click Here

NEW ~ Introducing the PBGVCA Breeders’ Tool Chest