Basset GriffonVendéen (Petit)

A milestone get-together of the four PBGV book authors - Kitty Steidel, Valerie Link, Linda Skerritt & Jeffrey Peppper, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2000
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen: A Definitive Study
by Valerie Link and Linda Skerritt

The standard reference book on the
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

Doral Publishing (now Lumina Media), 1999. ISBN 0-94485-58-0.
As authors, we obtained previously unexamined kennel records, albums and archives. The book charts in-depth early days of the breed in prominent countries, with detailed information and unseen photos, also give details of known breed health conditions and specific breed care.

Available from  +44 (0)1375 673922 and

Understanding the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen: Rustic French Hound
by Kitty Steidel

Orient Publications, 1987.  ISBN 0-9618117-0-6. Written when the breed was in its infancy in the States, this book is an excellent source of information, giving general history and standards, discussing training and day-to-day care. It is illuminating, interesting and easy to read.

The second, published by Interpet, appeared in 2001, ISBN 1-903098-99-8. With charming photos, this too explains about care of your PBGV. A similar third book, a special limited edition, ISBN 1-59378-310-8, was published by Kennel Club Books in 2005.
Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen
by Jeffrey Pepper
TFH Publications, 1993 
ISBN: 0-86622-578-1
For general dog-care, with text suitably altered to suit the particular breed, American Jeffrey Pepper has authored three books on the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen. The first was produced by TFH Publications, 1993, ISBN is 0-86622-578-1. It gives advice on selecting and caring for a PBGV.

Basset GriffonVendéen (Grand)

This is the Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen
by Vivien Phillips

In 2003, a privately printed book appeared.  Updated since then, “This is the Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen” by Vivien Phillips charts the breed's ancestry and its early history in the UK.
The book is available from her on +44 (0)1442 851225,

The Basset Breeds

Meet the Basset Breeds by Linda Skerritt
In 2004  “Meet the Basset Breeds” - another privately produced book - appeared.  A follow-up publication in 2006 contained articles and breeder ads and even more never-before seen historical documents and photos of all the basset breeds, including PBGV and GBGV information and breeder ads. Only the second edition is now available from +44 (0)1375 673922 and
For more in-depth information about the
Basset breeds go to

French  Hound Breeds

​"Hounds of France - Disciples of Diana" by George Johnston with illustrations by Maria Ericson.  Spur Publications, England, 1979  ISBN 0-904558-43-6
This comprehensive guide gives a detailed account of each of the breeds of the French hound breeds, including the basset breeds - including their Standards. 
Why are the basset breeds such tireless hunters? What is their origin, how do they hunt? See the French breed standards. A comprehensive book on the five basset breeds by two eminent specialists – ​"Les Bassets Courants" by John Miller & Maurice LeBlanc, which gives in-depth historical information about the five basset breeds. 
Gerfaut Club, 1987, ISBN 2.90119621.7;  and
 ​"Les Bassets Griffons Vendéens" by Claire Dupuis. Aided by photos provided by well known French breeder Rene Tixier, Claire Dupuis' book describes the origins and history of the breed, translating it into the Frenchman's enduring passion for hunting. Editions de Vecchi, 1996, ISBN 2-7328-2181-0.