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

2020 Regional & National Logo2020 Regional & National

New Dates

August 26-29, 2020

Roberts Centre Hotel & Conference Center
123 Gano Road
Wilmington, Ohio 45177

Megan Esherick, Show Chair, clancypbgv@gmail.com
Sue Smyth, Assistant Show Chair, Oldyork2002@aol.com

If you are booking a hotel room for the 2020 National Specialty, please note that central reservations cannot book in the room block so you have to contact the hotel directly. The NEW individual call-in block is PBGVCA.  The name of the block is “PBGVCA Ind.” Guest should be instructed to call 937-283-3200 and select option Number 3. Room rate is $126 per night.


Janice Schreiber, Regional Specialty & Junior Showmanship
Jon Cole: National Specialty & Junior Showmanship

Rodney Jones: Regional Puppy & Veterans Sweeps
Susannah Cooper: National Puppy & Veterans Sweeps

Jeffrey Lentsch: Regional 4-6 Month Puppy
Deirdre Rahn: National 4-6 Month Puppy

Ron McClelland: Regional & National Agility
Debbie Thurston & Carolyn Martin: Regional & National Scent Work
Shirley Spall : Regional & National Obedience & Rally
Gwen Weisgarber: Canine Good Citizen & Trick Dog Testing Evaluator


Click Here for Premium Lists Click Here for 2020 National Activities Reg. Form

April National Cancellation Notice

The PBGVCA Board of Directors met with the 2020 Show Committee and decided, for the health and safety of our members, the 2020 National Specialty will not be held in April as scheduled.

We thank you for your patience as rescheduling an event of this magnitude will take some time. And please join the Board in thanking Megan and her team for all their hard work.

All entry, meal, and other fees will be refunded. Please contact the hotel directly to cancel any hotel or RV reservations:

PBGVCA Board of Directors
2020 National and Regional Specialty Show Committee