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

2023 Regional & National

March 27-April 2, 2023

Conformation, Rally, Agility, Fast CAT, Obedience, Scent Work, Top 20, Breeder's Brunch and much more!

Y.O. Ranch Hotel & Conference Center
2033 Sidney Baker Street
Kerrville, TX 78028
(830) 257-4440
Hotel Info
Grooming Space this year will be first come/first serve - no reservations


2023 PBGVCA Regional & National

Tiffany Cannon, National Chair, alwayspbgv@gmail.com

Lora Megli, Assistant Chair, lmegli@yahoo.com

Keep watching for more information over the next few months.



GO to 2023 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