As the designated AKC Parent Club—the GBGVCA is responsible for hosting a National Specialty each year for our breed. This is to encourage breeders to display their dogs to the fancy, as well as to come together as a community once a year to see what else is out there in the breed.

In addition to that responsibility, the GBGVCA also hosts several other events and membership opportunities through out the year to encourage all GBGV owners to become a member of the breed community!


April 10th-14th 2019 i perry, georgia 

2019 National & Regional SPECIALTIES


 The 2019 national SPECIALTY is right around the CORNER!

Once again being held in Perry, Georgia in conjunction with the Peach Blossom Cluster, the Grands are set to again make a statement after their first full year of having full recognition status with the American Kennel Club. In what is sure to be another wonderful collection of supported and specialty entries— it will surely be another beautiful display of the breeding stock of the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen in America.


  • 2019 Designated National & Regional Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen Club of America Specialties

  • Raffle & Silent Auction to help support the future of the breed & club.

  • Annual Membership Meeting & Awards Dinner

  • CPR & First Aid Clinic sponsored by the GBGVCA


peach blossom Cluster | Perry, Georgia

National SPECIALTY 2018

2018 GBGVCA National BOB (April 13 2018).jpg

2018 is a big year for Grand bassets in America!

in the first National and Regional Specialties since becoming full registered, and eligible for competition in the Hound group—the 2018 Specialties were an important celebration for the Grands! With a wonderful entry, our Judges and the fancy in general got a great look at all the styles of GBGVs in the United States!



  • National and Regional Specialties

  • Annual Awards Banquet

  • Silent Auction



past National SPECIALTIES


Here you can find the winners of all our Past National SPECIALTIES!

Since entering the Miscellaneous class in 2014, the GBGVCA has hosted a National Specialty, and it is thanks to all the dogs, and owners, who came before that we have the success that we do today in the United States. Here you can find those dogs, and pursue the dogs that came before.


3rd annual

Calendar Contest


have any good photos of your Grand Basset?

We are hosting our annual Photo Contest! So pull out those majestic (or cute, or goofy!) photos of your favorite GBGV and submit them to be in our annual Calendar. All proceeds from this event go to help fund the GBGVCA Foundation and its mission for discovering DNA markers for issues that affect the GBGV breeding pool.


a few key notes

  • Photos are to be digital (jpeg) and be a minimum of 300dpi.

  • Only one person is allowed to win.

  • Each photo entered costs $5.

  • Deadline to submit photos is October 1st!