Breed Preservation

Together we will build a stronger tomorrow for our breed.


Breed Preservation LogoThe PBGVCA board charged Jo Anne Hacker with reviewing AKC data and interviewing a select number of Club members regarding the apparent decline in the number of PBGV litters. In early 2020 Jo Anne presented her findings to the Board. After great discussion, the Board agreed to form a Breed Preservation Committee to continue working on the problem of declining breed numbers. The Committee then formulated strategies and presented to the Board. The Board approved the strategies and the Committee is currently carrying them out. Click Here to see full plan.

The Goal

According to the AKC we are not alone in seeing a serious reduction in the number of PBGV litters. The majority of the breeds in AKC are in a similar position.

Using mid-year 2022 stats from the AKC, the Breed Preservation Committee estimates that we will have close to 44 registered litters born in 2022. That compares to 86 registered litters in 2008. And while 2022 will exceed the number of registered litters reported in 2021, we still have a very long way to go to reach those healthy litter numbers from 2008.

So, the good news is the number of litters seems to have plateaued. The not so good news is we still have much work to do to ensure that our breed survives and that we have enough genetic diversity to maintain good breeding stock. There is something for everyone to do.

We need your help. If you have ideas on how to attract more individuals to the breeding of PBGV’s, we want to hear what you have to say. If you have ideas on how to introduce the public to PBGV’s, let us know. If you are a Club member, an opportunity exists to have you help in promoting the PBGV. Do you have any thoughts on how to better engage current Club members in this program? If you have a skill in public relations, social media use, advertising, writing and you want to get involved, please volunteer for an assignment. Together we can reverse this trend and get the number of PBGV litters back to a healthy place. Thank you! Email Helen Ingher at

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