Welcome to the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen Club of America
The name describes the basic characteristics of the breed as:
Basset: Low to the Ground
Griffon: Rough Coated
Vendéen: Region (Vendée) in France Where Breed Originated
Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen is pronounced “Puh-TEE Bah-SAY Gree-FOHN VON-day-uhn.”
The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen Club of America (PBGVCA) is recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) as the official Parent Club for the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen breed. The club was formed to encourage and promote quality of purebred Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen, at the AKC Centennial Show in Philadelphia, in November 1984. Eleven individuals, representing several states and a variety of breeds, but all with years of experience in dogs, constituted the foundation of the national club.
We are excited to have you visit and learn more about our special breed. The PBGVCA protects and advances the interest of the breed and any questions regarding our beloved breed are always welcomed. Enjoy!
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.
PBGVCA pedigree & health database content and any health notations contained within this database is for personal use ONLY.
- Search PBGVCA Data
- Submit Pedigrees
- Submit POAG Results
- Submit Health Issues
Ask Our PBGV Ambassadors...
Have questions about our wonderful PBGV breed, please contact one of our PBGV Ambassadors!
- Talus PBGV, Cindy Wilt, AL
- Suton PBGVs, Susannah Cooper, CA
- CJ's PBGVs, Jeanne Hurty, CT
- Vichon PBGVs, Veronica Scheer, CT
- Charlen PBGVs, Helen Ingher, FL
- Crepu Visage, Sandy Bustin, FL
- Grand-Voile, Tammy Hensley, IN
- JAREN, Karen S. Prott-Clugston, IN
- Old York PBGVs, Susan Smyth, NJ
- CLANCY, Megan & David Esherick, PA
- Jo Anne Hacker, WA
- Westwind, Pat Koprovic, WI