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THE GRAND BASSET GRIFFON VENDEEN

A BRIEF HISTORY FROM FRANCE VIA HOLLAND TO THE UK.

The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen is almost a smaller version of his bigger brother the Grand Griffon Vendeen. It was count Christian d'Elva from the "de Ricoudet" kennel who seriously bred these "basset" types and selected them for their hunting qualities as well as their looks. He wanted a hound with stamina, a good rough coat and straight front legs.

In 1907 monsieur Paul Dezamy founded the French "Club du Griffon Vendeen". He was looking for a "hare hound" quick enough for the Vendee landscape where hunting on horseback was almost impossible.

With the death of monsieur Dezamy in 1933, Abel Dezamy now wanted the two breeds to be distinctive. According to him the Petit Basset was not simply a smaller hound but "should be harmoniously reduced in all proportions while retaining all the hunting qualities of his larger relative the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen." The general opinion was and still is that the Grand Basset is ideally suited for hunting hare and the Petit is better suited to hunting rabbit, being shorter in leg he is able to get through thickest undergrowth whilst the GBGV has the speed for the chase in open country as well.

The Grand Basset can be divided into two types. The "Dezamy" type with longer legs, more bone and the noble sculptured head and the "type classique" shorter in leg and not as heavy in bone which to a non- specialist could appear to be a large Petit. There are however some very subtle differences.

The GBGV should give the appearance of a large hound on shortened legs. Noble in head with a long strong muzzle and good well curled long ears reaching beyond the end of the nose which should be large with big nostrils. A body of good length and a strong high set tapering stern to be carried like the blade of a sabre and to reach below the hock. His smaller cousin the "Petit" should give the appearance of a small compact hound with short muzzle, ears not reaching beyond the nose and tail to the hock.

The dominant kennel of the classique type is the "Hamel de la Renaudie" kennel of monsieur Renaud Buche the president of the club and now the president of the French kennel club. His many champions include "Lucky Luke du Hamel de la Renaudie," "Nemo du Hamel de la Renaudie" and his son "Santal du Hamel de la Renaudie". Other champions include "Vidocq" "Candie" and "Grognon".

In 1994 "Debucher" imported "Jolanda du Hamel de la Renaudie" as a puppy who came through quarantine. Her sire "Bacchus" was a "Candie" son and her dam "Abelle des Erondes de Peussefier" was a "Santal" daughter. "Jolanda" proved to be a very significant influence on the breed in the UK. She had 4 litters and then retired to the Devonshire countryside.

Even today a litter of GBGV can be very varied in height. The reason for this is that after the 2nd world war the Grand Griffon and Briquet had almost died out and the breeders used the oversized grand bassets up until 1976 when it was forbidden to cross breed any of the 4 sizes. The French standard insists that the GBGV must have the "Basset" appearance and not resemble a "Briquet" type.

Until recently the top dogs bred from outside France came mainly from the "Roc de Deymier" lines using the expertise of monsieur Yves Audouy. In the 80’s the top winning dogs in and outside France were:

"French Dutch Lux Ch. Loustic du Roc de Deymier" "Dutch Ch. Roquepine du Roc de Deymier" and her sire "French Ch. Lamour du Roc de Deymier."

As well as those previously mentioned GBGV's, who were top winners in France in the early 80’s were "Vigo des Erondes de Peussifier". "Seigneur du Roc de Deymier", "Vizir de la Guimandiere" who was used in "du Val d'Orbieu" breeding ( he was a very good hunting hound of "Dezamy" type). Also "Miko" and "Rudhy du Val d'Orbieu" and "Osiris du Barbillot des Maladieres".

I am pleased to say by 2002 most of these lines had been imported into the UK.

Jolanda Huisman of the famous "Greffier du Roi " kennel, bred "Dutch/Danish/ German champion Dampierre du Greffier du Roi" he was also 3 times world champion. He was by "Santal du Hamel de la Renaudie" ex "Roquepine du Roc de Deymier". This male became in turn the sire of the first two litters born in the UK in quarantine.

In 1987 Nick Frost "Dehra" bought a bitch from Jolanda Huisman "I’m Dutch du Greffier du Roi" (Hennessey Cognac du Greffier du Roi - Et Caetera du Greffier du Roi). She was sent to Denmark to live for a short time with Per Knudsen a famous PBGV breeder of the "Morebess" kennel. He mated her to "Ch. Dampierre du Greffier du Roi" and the first litter out of "Dutchy" born early 1989 in quarantine was a litter of 4. Sadly the best male "Dehra ambassador" died at 15 months of a twisted gut. A sister was also lost very young. The other bitch "Dehra Allo Allo" was campaigned in the early 90’s by Lynne Owens of the "Jaclin" kennel. "Grace" had 3 litters and died at 15 years of age.

"Dutchy" returned to Holland after her litter and in a second litter produced "Mise en Scene du Greffier du Roi" sired by " Amour du Roc de Deymier" who later went to Sweden. Their son "Qu-Pid du Greffier du Roi" came through quarantine as a youngster in 1993. He proved a useful stud and was the sire of Dehra Allo Allo's first litter. He was mated to "Efficace du Roc de Deymier" 3 times producing the Dehra "D" and "F" litters he also sired a litter to Dehra Charlotte at Melanter an Efficace daughter.

After Nick Frost moved to the USA the Debucher "G" litter was born (Qu-Pid - Efficace). From this litter "Debucher Gaston" was sold to the Bassbarr kennel and sired many litters.

Jolanda Huisman had bred a highly successful litter from "Dampierre" to " Halou Baba du Greffier du Roi". This litter included "Jaromir du Greffier du Roi" who was campaigned in Germany and throughout Europe by Heidi Winkelmann. Becoming a multi champion,  he was one of the top winning hounds of his era. His litter sister "Jour'd'Ete du Greffier du Roi" was one of the most heart stopping bitches I ever saw and won the Paris show at the age of ten years!! Sadly she never produced a litter for her owners the Huikeshoven family.

On 30th November 1990 a second litter was born in quarantine. This was a repeat mating. The dam "Halou Baba" had been kindly loaned to us by Jolanda Huisman and bred to "Dampierre". The pups were brought through quarantine by Diane and Colin Poole "Peterstown" in conjunction with niCk Frost.

From the second litter the pick a bitch, "Bien- Venue at Dehra" was raised at Clipperdown Cottage. She later produced one litter to "Flambeur" before going to the USA with Nick Frost in 1995. This was the Dehra "E" litter.

After two litters were born in quarantine with the help of Jolanda Huisman, Nick Frost and I were able to purchase "Efficace du Roc de Deymier" a 2 year old bitch in 1991. She in turn was mated to "Eros des Erondes de Peussefier" and came through quarantine in whelp. Tragically the litter of 6 puppies died at about two weeks old but my decision to bring "Effie" through quarantine was ultimately a wise one as she produced 5 litters in the UK. Her last litter to "Bien Fait du Greffier du Roi" included Dutch champion "Debucher le Barbu" of which more later.

In 1992 "Efficace" was mated to the litter brother of "Bien- Venue", "Billy Joe Peterstown" and produced the Dehra "C" litter. From this litter "Dehra Charlotte at Melanter" was sold to Stella Blackmore and proved a very useful brood bitch for Scotland. One of her sons " Melanter Fetlar from Stepends" belonging to Vy Mochan was the first Grand Basset to win BOB at Crufts in 1999. His sire Dehra Esperance de Debucher came from the very successful Dehra "E” litter.

Another bitch from the "C" litter, Dehra Cherie belonging to Val Jackson and Peter Marks "Duntech" also produced several litters, many of which have had a successful show career.  A male, "Dehra Chanaan" was lightly shown by owner Pam Aldous and was used at stud and his progeny have also been very relevant to the breeding programme in the UK. One of his daughter's out of "Dehra Allo Allo's" second litter was "Jaclin Bewitched at Deannound" belonging to Yvonne Dean. She was best bitch at Crufts 1999.

In 1993 Yves Audouy offered me a young 18 month old male who had just won the reserve CAC at the French elevage. You could not pass this wonderful hound by and after a short discussion fortunately Jolanda Huisman agreed to buy him with me and take him to Holland where he could be used at stud and also become a Dutch champion. His 2 litter sisters both in the Netherlands also produced excellent progeny of good type winning consistently all over Europe. This dog was "Flambeur du Roc de Deymier." he was top stud in Holland, Sweden, and the UK and is possibly the most influential Grand Basset in the history of the breed in the UK. He died at 12 years of age. His sons and daughters are producing excellent type to this day.

In January 1994 " Flambeur" came out of quarantine along with 2 PBGV's purchased in France the previous year. I was so lucky to have him as Yves Audouy died in 1992 soon after Jolanda and I bought him. The "Roc de Deymier" kennel was dispersed amongst a few breeders in France. Sadly the expertise of his lines died with their breeder. Jolanda Huisman and I gleaned some of his wonderful knowledge and happily the "Flambeur" litters and those of his sisters "Farandole" and "Favorite" in Holland have helped to maintain the type both here and in the Netherlands and Scandinavia.

Through 1994 Flambeur was campaigned and was top imported register all breeds in 1994 and top hound imported register in 1995.

His first litter in 1994 co-bred by myself and Nick Frost to "Bien- venue at Dehra" produced some wonderful puppies. " Dehra Esperance de Debucher" "Bear" still lives as main house dog here at Clipperdown Cottage and has produced many very good offspring in his own right. "Melanter Fetlar for Stepends" was from one of his early litters to "Dehra charlotte at Melanter."

Grands Bassets finally came off the imported register in 1996 "Bear " was the first GBGV to go Best in Show in the UK in January 1997 and subsequently first GBGV BOB at an all breed championship show that year. He was top GBGV 1996 and 1997 jointly with his litter sister "Dehra Esprit d'Amour" owned by Jessica Holm of the Holmchappell kennel. Amongst the championship shows that gave us breed classes Jolanda Huisman was invited to judge "Houndshow" that year . She gave best of breed to "Dehra Allo Allo" and best male to "Flambeur." Best puppy was "Melanter Fetlar" ( a Flambeur/Efficace grandson) who went best puppy in show. Now with these classes finally the GBGV’s could qualify for Crufts!!!

Another brother from the Dehra "E" litter "Int. Champion Dehra Extra Ordinaire" owned by Jolanda made his debut at 9 months at the national elevage in France in June 1995 and took best of breed much to the utter joy of myself and Jolanda. The judges were Renaud Buche and Daniel Didier. He also won the dog CAC at the French elevage in 1996 he is an international champion having achieved his hunting title in France. He is also the sire of some of the best dogs from the Greffier du Roi kennel.

"Dehra Embrasser" a litter sister produced 4 litters. Her first to "Debucher Gaston" produced "Debucher Ivoire" a lovely lemon and white bitch who was top GBGV puppy in 1997. "Fleur" was also mated to "Bien fait du Greffier du Roi", "Debucher Jaromir" and "Stepends Metier."

A brother "Dehra Ebats" belonging to Sue and Mick Virgo sired many litters including a litter to "Dehra Cherie". A daughter from this litter "Duntech Bavard" was best bitch at Crufts in 2000.

Dehra Esprit d'Amour "Anu" the first GBGV for Jessica Holm the BBC Crufts presenter made several appearances on the TV programme not least as a "tracking hound" with the Otterhounds in the new forest and also did an agility course at Crufts in the big ring! She also won best any variety not separately classified hound at Crufts in 1998 the first year the breed made its appearance at this show. She proved a good brood bitch and her daughter by "Bien Fait du Greffier du Roi," " Holmchappell Hellion" has been a very successful competitor in the show ring and produced a litter to the new import at Debucher, "Nireau du Barbillot des Maladieres".

In 1995 "Jolanda du Hamel de la Renaudie" came through quarantine from monsieur Buche and produced four litters. One to "Flambeur" another to "Bien Fait du Greffier du Roi" and 2 to "Bear". From the "Flambeur" litter a brother and sister "Debucher Jaromir" and " Debucher Jour d'Hiver" have between them produced exciting progeny.

Peter Marks brought through a puppy bitch who quarantined with "Jolanda" this was "Joie de Vivre des Clos de Montepazat" but she never produced puppies.

In 1996 I brought into the UK under the balai directive a young male from the Greffier du Roi kennel. "Bien fait du Greffier du Roi" ("Rendez Vous du Greffier du Roi" ex "Pourquoi pas du Greffier du Roi") "Pourquoi" a truly beautiful bitch was also a "Dutchy" daughter bred to "Eros des Erondes de Peussefier". This male "Ben" proved yet another very significant stud for the breed in the UK. His first litter to "Efficace" produced "Dutch champion Debucher le Barbu" who was top GBGV 1998. 2000. 2001 2002 2003 2004 (and top hound in the UK 2001 "Barbu" was also no. 7 all breeds in the UK in 2001 unprecedented for a rare breed.

 

Bien Fait du Greffier du Roi and Dehra Esperance de Debucher
two of the dominant studs in the UK and also both top winning show dogs in their day

"BEN'S" SIRE "RENDEZVOUS" IS BY "EUMEL DES ANDOUILLIERS DE BOURGOGNE" WHO GOES BACK TO MANY OLD FRENCH LINES. "BEN" SIRED AND HAS PRODUCED GOOD TYPE TO "DEHRA ESPRIT D'AMOUR". "JACLIN ABRACADABRA" (A "DEHRA ALLO ALLO" DAUGHTER BY "DEHRA CHANAAN AT SWEETDEAN") ANOTHER LITTER TO "DEHRA CHARLOTTE AT MELANTER" AND IN 2001 TO 2 LITTER SISTERS BY "DEBUCHER JAROMIR," "DEBUCHER QUANT-A-SOI" AND "DEBUCHER QUALITY". THESE PUPS MADE THEIR SUCCESSFUL DEBUT IN THE RING IN 2002.

BILL O'LOUGHLIN OF THE BASSET KENNEL "BASSBARR" BROUGHT A BROTHER AND SISTER THROUGH FROM THE GREFFIER DU ROI KENNEL IN 1996 BY "DEHRA EXTRA ORDINAIRE" OUT OF "INT. CHAMPION OH LA LA DU GREFFIER DU ROI." THIS BITCH WAS BY " AMOUR DU ROC DE DEYMIER" EX " ET CAETERA DU GREFFIER DU ROI" HER SON THE MALE "ENTRE NOUS DU GREFFIER DU ROI" SIRED ABOUT 3 LITTERS IN THE UK . HIS LITTER SISTER "EN AVANT DU GREFFIER DU ROI " PRODUCED SEVERAL LITTERS, A COUPLE TO "DEBUCHER GASTON" A BITCH FROM THIS UNION, "BASSBARR ARIA" PURCHASED BY VY MOCHAN PRODUCED TWO GOOD LITTERS TO "MELANTER FETLAR FROM STEPENDS".

IN 1997 A BITCH " ISA DES RAYS DU LARPS" WAS IMPORTED FROM DANIEL DIDIER'S KENNEL IN WHELP TO "LAMOUR DES RAYES DU LARPS" SHE CAME OUT OF QUARANTINE TO THE MY KENNEL. SHE HAD REARED 4 PUPPIES ONE OF WHOM "DEBUCHER MISE-EN-SCENE " WENT UP TO SCOTLAND TO VY MOCHAN AND PRODUCED A LITTER TO "FETLAR".

AT THE SAME TIME BILL O'LOUCHLIN IMPORTED A BITCH ALSO IN WHELP. "UTOPIE DU GREFFIER DU ROI" (FLAMBEUR - MISE-EN SCENE DU GREFFIER DU ROI) WHO HAD BEEN MATED IN FRANCE TO "FICO DES GREZES DU LYS" AND PRODUCED 5 BITCHES IN QUARANTINE. THESE WERE NAMED AFTER THE "SPICE GIRLS"!!! THE BEST BITCH "BASSBARR SPORTY SPICE" WAS LATER PURCHASED BY JESSICA HOLM AND BECAME TOP GBGV IN 1999.

IN AUTUMN 1997 AGAIN VIA THE BALAI DIRECTIVE " GRANDE BRETAGNE DU GREFFIER DU ROI" JOINED THE DEBUCHER GBGVS. "BRITTA" WAS BY "ELTON DE L'ECHO DE LA SURCHARDE" OUT OF "FAVORITE" FLAMBEUR'S LITTER SISTER. SHE PRODUCED ONE LITTER IN THE UK BY "DEBUCHER JAROMIR" THIS UNION PRODUCED THE SISTERS "DEBUCHER QUANT-A-SOI" AND "DEBUCHER QUALITY"

IN LATE 1998 JESSICA HOLM BROUGHT THROUGH ANOTHER BITCH "KALIPHA DU GREFFIER DU ROI" HER SIRE "ECU DE L'ECHO DE LA SUCHARDE" WAS THE LITTER BROTHER TO "BRITTA'S" FATHER. HE SHOULD HAVE IN FACT BEEN HER SIRE, BUT HAD REFUSED TO MATE "FAVORITE" WHEN JOLANDA HUISMAN ARRIVED ALL THE WAY DOWN IN FRANCE!!! SO HIS LITTER BROTHER WAS USED. IN FACT "BRITTA'S" SISTER "GROS BISES DU GREFFIER DU ROI" "BISOU" WAS TOP GBGV IN HOLLAND IN 1998.

SINCE 1999 WHEN WE HAD OUR FIRST BREED CLASSES AT CRUFTS THE GBGVS HAVE BECOME QUITE SUCCESSFUL IN THE SHOW RING, GIVING THEIR SMALLER COUSINS THE PETITS A RUN FOR THEIR MONEY! THE FIRST GRAND BASSET TO GAIN A GROUP PLACING WAS LYNNE OWENS' JACLIN JAMES BOND (FLAMBEUR - DEHRA ALLO ALLO) AT BATH IN 1999. "ROGER" WAS TOP MALE GBGV THAT YEAR.

IN 2000 OUR JUDGE AT CRUFTS WAS JEFF BUNNEY WHO AWARDED BOB TO "BARBU". TO CELEBRATE THE MILLENNIUM IN OCTOBER OF THAT YEAR THE BGV CLUB HELD ITS TWO DAY SHOW AND CONGRESS WITH MANY MEMBERS COMING FROM OVERSEAS TO WATCH AND TAKE PART AS SPEAKERS ON THE SECOND DAY. UNDER INTERNATIONAL JUDGE JOHN HIDDES "BASSBARR SPORTY SPICE FOR HOLMCHAPPELL" WAS BEST OF BREED. "SORTIE" WAS TOP GBGV BITCH FOR 2000. AT THE SHOW THE BEST DOG WAS "TASWAY WOLFTONE CHEZ DEBUCHER" (BIEN FAIT DU GREFFIER DU ROI - JACLIN ABRACADABRA) BRED BY CHRISTINE AND PETERNEL LEVERETT.

BEST PUPPY WAS "STEPENDS FORTEVIOT CHEZ DEBUCHER "HANDLED ON THE DAY BY HER BREEDER VY MOCHAN. "FLORA" IS BY "FETLAR" OUT OF "BASSBARR ARIA" (DEBUCHER GASTON - EN AVANT DU GREFFIER DU ROI) . SHE IN TURN WAS TOP BITCH IN THE BREED IN 2001.

AFTER THE SHOW, THANKS TO THE PET PASSPORT SCHEME "DEBUCHER LE BARBU" WENT OVER TO THE NETHERLANDS WITH JOLANDA HUISMAN AND BECAME A DUTCH CHAMPION, BUT HIS REAL TRIUMPH WAS TO GO BEST IN SHOW AT THE "WINNERS" SHOW 2000 IN AMSTERDAM THAT YEAR.

AFTER THE RAVAGES OF THE FOOT AND MOUTH CRISIS IN THE UK AND SUBSEQUENTLY IN HOLLAND, CRUFTS 2001 WAS HELD IN MAY. THE JUDGE YVONNE DEAN AWARDED BOB FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING TO "BARBU" AND BEST BITCH WAS JESSICA HOLM'S "HOLMCHAPPELL GOING DUTCH" SHE IS BY "DEBUCHER JAROMIR" OUT OF "KALIPHA DU GREFFIER DU ROI"

ALSO IN 2001 "BARBU" BECAME THE FIRST GBGV TO WIN A HOUND GROUP IN THE UK AT BLACKPOOL AN ALL BREEDS CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW UNDER JUDGE TERRY THORN. HE WON 2 MORE HOUND GROUPS IN THE UK AT WINDSOR AND EAST OF ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWS.

IN 2002 I HAD THE HONOUR OF JUDGING THE BREED AT CRUFTS AND FOR THE FIRST TIME AN OVERSEAS GBGV WENT BEST OF BREED. MULTI CHAMPION "JUGEOTE DU GREFFIER DU ROI (HOFFENHILLS DOMINO GREFFIER DU ROI - HOFFENHILL'S MERCI GREFFIER) "DOMINO" BY FLAMBEUR OUT OF DUTCHY HAD BEEN TOP HOUND IN EUROPE AND JUGEOTE'S DAM MERCI 'S GRANDMOTHER WAS "ELEGANTE DU ROC DE DEYMIER" ONE OF THE FIRST GBGVS I SAW IN FRANCE WITH JOLANDA AND THE REASON FOR MY IMMEDIATE LOVE FOR THE BREED.

THE GBGV IS NOT AN EASY DOG TO BREED. LITTERS CAN BE VERY UNEVEN IN SIZE AND MANY JUDGES FIND THEM DIFFICULT TO JUDGE BECAUSE OF THE VARIANCE IN TYPE. NOW THOUGH THE GBGV IN THE UK IS GOING FORWARD WITH MANY VERY GOOD TYPE HOUNDS IN THE RING. LUCKILY BECAUSE OF THEIR APPEAL THE PUBLIC ARE MORE INTERESTED AND THEY ARE BECOMING A POPULAR PET.

WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THE PET PASSPORT NEW LINES ARE EASIER TO ACQUIRE AND AS IN THE CASE OF "BARBU" THEY CAN BE SHOWN IN FRANCE WHERE HE WON THE MALE CHAMPION CLASS AT THE ELEVAGE IN 2001; BOB FOR THE SECOND YEAR AT THE WINNERS SHOW 2001 AND ALSO AT THE WORLD SHOW 2002 IN AMSTERDAM THE CACIB . HE COMPLETED THE YEAR BY WINNING BEST IN SHOW AT THE BGV CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW FOR THE THIRD TIME.

IN DECEMBER 2001 I IMPORTED "NIREAU DU BARBILLOT DES MALADIERES" FROM HOLLAND. JOLANDA HAD PURCHASED HIM IN FRANCE AND HE HAD PRODUCED SOME EXCELLENT TYPE LITTERS IN THE NETHERLANDS. IN 2002 SEVEN LITTERS HAD BEEN BORN IN THE UK BY "NIREAU" BY 2004 THIS NUMBER HAD DOUBLED AND HE WAS TOP SIRE IN THE BREED

FINALLY IN 2006 WE SHALL BE AWARDED CC STATUS FOR THE BREED IN THE UK BY THE KENNEL CLUB. THE BREED IS GOING FORWARD AND NOT JUST NUMERICALLY BUT ALSO THE UNIFORMITY IN TYPE IS IMPROVING. LET US HOPE THIS LOVELY BREED CAN CONTINUE TO DELIGHT THOSE WHO HAVE THE GOOD FORTUNE TO BE OWNED BY ONE.


GBGV BREED STANDARD
 

GENERAL APPEARANCE
Well-balanced, medium height, rough-coated hound. Slightly longer than it is tall, with straight forelegs. A friendly and intelligent look, with noble bearing.

CHARACTERISTICS
A strong, active and courageous hound possessing great stamina to keep going in the field. With a good voice, freely used.

TEMPERAMENT
Happy and outgoing. Independent and a little stubborn, not easily agitated yet willing to please with firm handling.

HEAD
A noble head, carried proudly.

Skull
Without heaviness, domed, elongated and not too wide. Well cut away under the eyes. Occipital bone well developed.

Stop
Clearly defined.

Nose
Protruding, well developed. Wide open nostrils. Solid colour. Black, except in white/lemon, white/orange coats where brown is tolerated.

Muzzle
Square at its extremity, noticeably longer than from stop to occiput, very slightly roman.

Lips
Well developed, just covering the lower jaw and giving the front of the muzzle a square shape. Well covered with long hair, forming good beard and moustache.

Mouth
Jaws strong with perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, ie upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws.

Eyes
Large, dark and oval in shape, showing no white, with a friendly, intelligent expression. Haw not visible. Long eyebrows, standing forward but not to obscure eyes.

Ears
Supple, narrow and fine, covered with long hair, folding inwards, ending in an oval shape, reaching beyond end of the nose. Set on low, not  above the line of the eye.

NECK
Long and strong, set into well laid shoulders; thicker at the base; without dewlap.

BODY
Slightly elongated without exaggeration

Back
Of good length and level topline with slight rise over well-muscled loins.

Loin
Solid, well muscled, slightly arched.

Chest
Good forechest, broad and deep, well let down to elbow.

Ribs
Moderately rounded, extending well back.

Flanks
Rather full, belly never tucked up.

Tail
Rather long. Set on high, strong at the base, tapering regularly, well furnished with hair; carried proudly like the blade of a sabre or slightly turned in but never falling over the loins.

FOREQUARTERS
Shoulders clean and well laid back; elbows close to the body, never turning out. Forelegs straight, thick and well boned. Pasterns strong and slightly sloping.

Knuckling over is unacceptable.

HINDQUARTERS
Well boned, strong and muscular with moderate bend of stifle. Heavily muscled thighs with well-defined second thigh. Hocks turning neither in nor out.

FEET
Big and tight padded. Pads firm and solid. Nails strong and short.

GAIT/MOVEMENT
Free with great drive. Front action straight and reaching well forward; hind action easy and elastic, hocks turning neither in nor out.

COAT
Rough, of moderate length, with a flat structure, never silky or woolly, fringing not too abundant; thick undercoat.

Over-trimming or stylising should be penalised. For show purposes, the coat may be tidied to present a neat outline

COLOUR
White, with any combination of lemon, orange, sable, grizzle or black markings. Tri-colour.

SIZE
Height at withers: Males: 40-44cms (15¾ -17½ ins), Females: 39-43cms (15½-17 ins). A tolerance of 1cm (½") more or less is permissible.

FAULTS
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault  and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in  exact proportion to its degree

Note:
Males animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum


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DEBUCHER DYNAMITE AT VERNACCIA  THE FIRST UK BRED GBGV  TO BECOME A "GRAND" CHAMPION
SINCE THE BREED WAS RECOGNISED BY AKC IN THE USA on 1th JANUARY 2018


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Sadly in January we had the death of Debucher Victor Hugo 
(Debucher Jaromir - Debucher Prima Donna) at 12 years of age.


Victor was a lovely hound, shown as a youngster but spent his last 10 years living with Ellie Harris


At Manchester Championship show  Murray Armstrong  was the judge and awarded BOB to  Ch Debucher Matisse and BOS to  Ch Wilmit Gigi with Grandoreille. 

On then to Crufts where Dianna Spavin awarded BOB to Gwen Huikeshoven and Phil Reid's 's European Champion Frosty Snowman( Dutch Champion Milano van Tum Tums Vriendjes - Dutch Ch Aktiste v Tum Tums Vriendjes) who then  won the  Hound Group the first time for a Grand Basset. The  Bitch CC going to Huikeshoven and Reijerkerk's Miss Magic Van Tum-Tums Vriendjes (Multi Champion Hocus Pokus V Tum Tums Vriendjes -  Geneva van Tum Tums Vriendjes)  the Reserve dog CC was won my Ann and Colin Makey's  Gairside Good Lord and the Reserve Bitch CC  won by  Ch Debucher Violet Gray at her first show returning after maternity duties.


(PHOTO DEBUCHER VIOLET GRAY) 
Best puppy was Fiona Buchanan and Mike Maclaren's Oxygene V Tum Tum Vriendjes
so a very good day for the V. Tum-Tums Vriendjes  kennel.


In March  (arriving just before Crufts) I imported Grand Awards Ulrika  Bostrum  a Debucher from Sweden,  her mother is Int. Ch Debucher Vendee and her sire Hillguards Doctor Watson brought us in some new lines from Sweden.  She went to Bath Championship show and as well as Best Puppy won Best bitch!

Patsy Hollings judged  at the BGV Club Open show there were no dog  puppies entered ,Debucher Bizet won Limit Dog and reserve BD to his half brother Debucher  Sartre who was Best dog.  Minor Puppy Bitch was Barbara Milton’s imported  Ethos in the Cloud with Wilmit (Imp USA) who won Best Puppy in Breed. Best of Breed and BIS was Ch Debucher Violet Gray. The sad news on 27th March, was of the death of Debucher Zsa Zsa,

Born 26th March in 2006 (Nireau du Barbillot des Maladieres _ Debucher Idyllique) she went to Gwen Huikeshoven's for her first litter to Barbapapa v Tum-Tums Vriendjes and  returned to the UK followed by  her son Can Can V Tum-Tums Vriendjes sire of several GBGV in the ring today and his sister Frou Frou mother of Ch Debucher Matisse. She had two more litters, the 3rd to Ch Wilmit Braconnier de Debucher produced Debucher Heroine at Janimist , mother of Denny's Debucher Zara at Janimist and Yvonne Mould's Zamba before retiring, she was put to sleep just a day after her 11th birthday.

Sadly on the same day we  heard that Ch Debucher Savoir Faire "George" had died peacefully sitting in his favourite chair  at the age of 13.  As a youngster George was owned by Pam  Marston Pollock  who campaigned him to his Championship title... he then went into retirement.  Sadly he only sired one litter however his grand daughter  Debucher Sublime with Wilmit has produced champions for the Wilmit kennel.

On to Birmingham National where Jeff Horswell was the judge. BOB and winning his 16th CC was  Ch/Ir Ch Tarmachan Cartier. Reserve dog CC was Ellie Harris and Amelia Theodorou's Debucher Bizet and the bitch CC which was the coveted third for the Claela kennel was Pam and Claire McGregor's Claela Beauvoir Sur Mer which certainly made their long journey worth it. Reserve CC and ultimately Best puppy was  Oxygene van Tum-Tums Vriendjes (Imp). Best Veteran was  Ch Silvamoon Sapphire Sh CM.

A message from South Africa where Lientjes Marais imported the first two GBGV into the country 2 years ago, which stated that Yoda (Debucher Alexandre of Midestino (Imp UK)) and Leia (Debucher Badra of Midestino (Imp UK)) both acquired enough CC Points to be declared South African Champions. The first two KUSA registered GBGV.

At SKC I judged the breed. My BOB was Ch/Ir Ch Tarmachan Cartier winning his 17th CC on the day. Reserve Dog CC was  Gairside Good Lord. They were thrilled as  his litter sister Gairside Good Gracious won the bitch CC (her first) and Ann reminded me that this was the third generation I had awarded CCs to. (her grandmother Ch Gairside I’m still Waiting and dam Gairside  Sans Souci). Reserve CC was awarded to Pamela and Claire McGregor's Claela Avrille at Eardley and best puppy was bitch puppy Tarmachan Ice Diamond ( Ch Frosty Snowman - Ch/Ir Ch Tarmachan Florentine)

Nationale d’Elevage took place in the Vendee at Fontenay le Comte marking 110 years of the Club du Griffon Vendeen. Monsieur Simon Amand was the GBGV judge. The puppy, junior and Veteran classes were judged later. Working class with 12 entries had Leonard de la Terre Courage owned and bred by Patrick Puig who won the CACS and Jumper des Taillis de l'Auxence owned and bred by Monsieur Jacques Grellet was second with the Res CACS. Champion Males winner was Dutch Ch Mimas de la Maison des Femmes bred by Suzanne Kok Gerrebrands and owned by Robert Jan Sluiter. Best puppy was Marius de la Terre Courage and Veteran Male was Monsieur Grellet's Cow  ( love the name!!)  who subsequently was best Veteran in Breed.

Working  females and the CACS was won by Monsieur Galy's Haidiy des Genevriers du Creusot and  Debucher Yezebel  (Diva) who belongs to Karin Van Viersen and who had gained 130 points on her Brevet du Chasse test  won the Reserve CACS coming second in Working female Class! BOB was however Gwen's Champion Daisy Duck V Tum-Tums Vriendjes  winner of Champion Class. Veteran Bitch was Chez Nous du Levant de la Vieille Marne  bred by  Frederic Mayeur who was judging PBGV bitches this year. She is owned by Nick Lamaker from Holland. BOBs in each of the 4 breeds only commenced after all the team and progeny classes,and BIS  was finally awarded to the Grand Griffon Vendeen of Monsieur Lamoureux. 

At Windsor Championship show, we had  Serena Parker judging who awarded his 16th CC and BOB to s Ch Debucher Matisse and Bitch CC  ( her 8th) to Fiona Buchanan and Mike Maclaren's Ch/Ir Ch Tarmachan Florentine with her son Tarmachan Nice over Ice winning the reserve CC. Best puppy and then first in the Puppy Hound Group under judge Jenny Dove.  Reserve bitch CC was won by  Gairside Good Gracious,

On 1st July, sadly  Sophie "Debucher Sauve Qui Peut"  (Debucher Xtrovert - Debucher Faites Vos Jeux) was put to sleep she was 13½ grand daughter to Ch Debucher le Barbu and Dehra Esperance de Debucher, she produced Debucher Gitane whose progeny is now the backbone of the Debucher kennel. Debucher Greffier the foundation of Nancy Mclean's Ethos GBGV kennel in the USA and Ch Debucher Tambour who went to the Do Casal dos Choupos kennel in Portugal. She was awarded the first bitch CC in the UK at Crufts in 2006. Sadly just 3 weeks later we lost Can-Can V Tum-Tums Vriendjes Debucher at the age of just 8. Put to sleep to avoid further suffering…...Sire of many nice pups including Ch Debucher Why Not at Eardley. Debucher Sartre. Champions Wilmit Gabriella and Gigi at Grandoreille and the Makey’s Gairside Good Lord and Gairside Good Gracious.

At Houndshow  our judge Wendell Moore was awarding CCs for the first time.BOB was Ch/Ir Ch Tarmachan Cartier with Ch/Ir Ch Tarmachan Florentine winning the Bitch CC. Reserve dog CC was Ch Debucher Matisse and Reserve Bitch CC Ch Debucher X Factor. Best puppy was Tarmachan Ice Diamond and Best Veteran Wilmit Eclipse. Cartier was then awarded Group 3 for BIS under judge Shirley Rawlings. 

At Driffield Fiona Buchanan had  her first CC appointment. Her Dog CC ( his second) was  Gairside Good Lord JW who then went on to win BOB and the bitch CC  Ch Silvamoon Sweet Sapphire Sh CM who gained her 9th CC on the day at the age of 9!  Reserve Dog was  Ch Debucher Matisse and the reserve bitch CC was a first  for Yvonne Moult's Debucher Tosca ( Can Can V Tum-Tums Vriendjes Debucher (Imp NL) - Debucher Yodel) Best Puppy was Ann Salmon's Emma Jane at Scarscot 

Ch/IrCh Wilmit Domino was put to sleep (25/5/2007-23/10/2017) He was a true gentleman and a fine example of the breed. He was sire to Ch Debucher Rigole and Ch Wilmit Fanfare as well as his grand daughter Ethos in the Cloud with Wilmit all the way from the USA.

17/2/2005 - 16/11/2017  we had to say goodbye to a great character at 12½. Debucher Willow (Nireau Barbillot des Maladieres - Debucher Vaillante). She was lightly  shown as a youngster and won Best Puppy at Crufts in 2006 the same year we were awarded CCs for the first time. She sadly had a Pyo when in whelp at 3 so never carried a litter.

 


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Debucher Sartre wins CC and BOB at LKA

(owner Ellie Harris) photo Anna Szabo


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Two half Brothers finished the year with a CC each.
Debucher Sartre won the CC and BOB at LKA and Debucher Bizet BOB at the BGV Club Show.
Debucher Kennel was top Breeder and Bizet Top Puppy (Both boys share their dam Debucher Bien Connue)

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DEBUCHER BIZET ( DOB 02/09/2015)
DEBUCHER GAUGUIN - DEBUCHER BIEN CONNUE

CC AND BOB AND RESERVE BEST IN SHOW AT THE BGV CLUB 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
BIZET OWNED BY ELLIE HARRIS AND MY GRAND DAUGHTER AMELIA THEODOROU HAS A RESERVE CC
AND WAS 2016 TOP GBGV PUPPY


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Ch Debucher Matisse has now gained 14 CCs

 

In 2015 we sent the first GBGV to South Africa.
The dog Debucher Alexandre and later the bitch Debucher Badra.
They are enjoying the life over there.

Crufts 2016 we had Jill Peak as our judge and the Reserve Bitch CC went to the newly crowned Debucher Violet Gray
 owned by Claire Cooper and best puppy was Debucher Zara at Janimist owned by Jane and Nikki Denny.
Violet Gray “aka Peanuts” also won BOB at Hound Association of Scotland under judge Murray Armstrong though there were no CCs on offer there.


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DEBUCHER BIZET
DOB. 02.09.15 (DEBUCHER GAUGUIN – DEBUCHER BIEN CONNUE)
TOP GBGV PUPPY 2016


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Debucher Waspish “Wasp” at the age of 6 ½, after giving me three wonderful litters, each one possessing at least one show quality puppy,
has gone down to the Devon Countryside to retire as a much loved companion to a Beagle.


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 Grands 1997

DEBUCHER LE BARBU DOB 20.2.97
(Photo by Carol Ann Johnson)
DEBUCHER LE BARBU DOB 20.2.97

In 1997 the Grands Bassets Griffons Vendeens finally came off the imported register and we were able to compete against other dogs in the ring for Groups and Best in Show etc.

On 12th January, Dehra Esperance de Debucher became the first GBGV to get a Best in Show at Buckinghamshire Canine Society under Peter Jolley.

In February on the 20th Efficace du Roc de Deymier whelped her final litter in which was a beautiful dog puppy Debucher Le Barbu who became the top winning GBGV in the UK of all time.

1997 was a great year for Debucher!!!


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At the first Championship show of the year Hound Association of Scotland, Debucher le Barbu won BOB, beating Dehra Esperance de Debucher (top GBGV 1997) for the first time. The judge was Pam Marston Pollock. Barbu continued his winning ways throughout the year and was top GBGV in 1998.

We finally had our chance to exhibit the Grands Bassets at Crufts in AVNSC Hound The judge was Ann Macdonald. Jessica Holm's Dehra Esprit d'Amour won Best AVNSC handled by Mike Gadsby. She is litter sister to Esperance. Best male was Melanter Fetlar an Esperance son.

At the BGV Club open show under judge Audrey Herring Dehra Esperance de Debucher and Dehra Esprit d'Amour were best dog and bitch with Debucher le Barbu and Debucher Jour d'Hiver reserves. Eesperance took BOB.

In July Debucher Jaromir produced his first litter to Grande Bretagne du Greffier du Roi. I kept a bitch puppy Debucher Quant -a-Soi who was to produce 4 good litters. Jaromir a Flambeur son was in the first litter out of Jolanda du Hamel de la Renaudie a bitch I had purchased from Renaud Buche the president of the Club du Griffon Vendeen and subsequently of the French Kennel Club. She came through quarantine as a baby and had 4 litters before retiring to the Devon countryside. Grand Bretagne was the second GBGV to come to the UK from Jolanda Huisman via the Balai Directive. Her dam was Favorite du Roc de Deymier the litter sister of Flambeur who Jolanda had purchased after the untimely death of her breeder Yves Auduoy. Her sire was Elton de l'Echo de la Sucharde who brought new lines into the UK.

At the Championship Show in October Yvonne Dean awarded Best of Breed to Bien Fait du Greffier du Roi the sire of Debucher le Barbu..

In November Flambeur produced his final litter to a sister of Barbu (Debucher Limoges) This was Debucher Renegade a single puppy. He was top puppysubsequently in 1999.

DEBUCHER QUANT A SOI D.O.B.
Debucher Quant-a-Soi d.o.b. 4/7/98

Debucher Renegade born 27.11.98 at 6 weeks
Debucher Renegade d.o.b. 27/11/98 at six weeks

Debucher Quant a Soi was born on 4th July and in November Debucher Renegade (here shown at 6 weeks), was a single puppy in the litter! The last Flambeur son. He became top puppy in 1999.


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In 1999 the competition hotted up in the Show ring and many new youngsters emerged into Grands the ring. Christine Leverett and her daughter Peternel had repeated a mating to Bien Fait du Greffier du Roi out of their bitch Jaclin Abracadabra. I had purchased a dog and bitch from this litter. Tasway Wolftone and Tasway Vive le Craic. They emerged at the BGV Club Open Show where we were lucky enough to have Jolanda Huisman over to judge both Grands and Petits. BOB was Jessica Holm's Bassbarr Sporty Spice for Holmchappell a Flambeur grand daughter who had been born in quarantine and subsequently purchased by Jessica. Best dog and Best puppy in show was "Wolftone".

In 1999 Bien Fait du Greffier du Roi, Debucher le Barbu and Debucher Jaromir all won BOBs and Best dog awards. The top GBGV for that year was however the bitch "Sporty Spice".. The year in the show ring ended with Mogens Hansen from Denmark judging our Club show where he awarded Debucher le Barbu Best in Show. This was to bode well for Barbu who subsequently held top spot for the following 5 years!

Debucher Renegade was top puppy for the year. A legacy to his superb sire "Flambeur"

Debucher Renegade & Debucher Le Barbu relaxing in the woods.
Photo by Marc Henrie
Debucher Renegade & his uncle Debucher le Barbu

Top puppy Debucher Renegade & his uncle Debucher le Barbu
Photo by Marc Henrie
Renegade & Barbu relaxing in the woods.

His Sire Dutch Champion Flambeur du Roc de Deymier

Flambeur du Roc de Deymier

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In February Maidenhead and District show invited Madame Florence Leonard-Nolle (famous owner of Briquets Griffons Vendeens and member of the Club de Griffon Vendeen of France committee) to judge all the hounds. She gave Debucher le Barbu best of breed and his niece at her first show Debucher Une Telle, best puppy.

She then awarded le Barbu hound group and he went on to win Best in Show under judge Valerie Foss.

At Crufts 2000 Jeff Bunney gave Le Barbu best of breed and the following week at the BGV Club Show Stella Blackmore, breed specialist, awarded him best of breed and with Linda Millar (the Petit judge) it was decided to award him Best in Show, following on from Best in Show at the BGV Club Championship show in October 1999.

At the club show Puppy dog was won by Debucher Taiaut owned by Gina Gingell. Post Graduate Dog by Tasway Wolftone chez Debucher. Open dog by Debucher le Barbu, puppy bitch by Debucher Une Telle who then won reserve best bitch. and best GBGV puppy. Post Graduate bitch was won by Tasway Vive le Craic chez Debucher and Limit Bitch by Debucher Ivoire.

Since then on 2nd April 2000 Barbu has won reserve best in Show at South Eastern Hound Club.

Debucher le Barbu has been unbeaten at Championship Shows in his breed this year. He gained group 3 at Birmingham National in the Hound Group the highest placing, so far for a Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen.

Grand Basset puppies can be seen born May 2000.

We look forward to bringing out new puppies into the ring this Autumn Debucher Vaillante, Debucher Wispa and Stepends Fortevoit.

Le Barbu finished the year as top Grand Basset in the uk and top Rare breeds overall. he then went to Holland on the new Pets Passport Scheme.

He gained his first CAC at Maastricht within a week and then went to the Winners Show in Amsterdam where under Monsiuer Medart he gained Best of Breed and as this show awards 2 CACs he was well on his way to his Champion Status. He also won the CACIB.

John Hiddes then gave him the Scent Hound Group and in the very capable hands of Jolanda Huisman he went on to win BEST IN SHOW

This now means he can enter Group 8 at Crufts in 2002 automatically!!!

Le Barbu - BEST IN SHOW - at the Winners Show


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We make History!!
Dutch Ch Debucher le Barbu wins the Hound Group at Blackpool Championship Show 2001.


(Photo by Carol Ann Johnson)

Beautiful Grands Bassets puppies born 8th Jan. 2001 (Stepends Metier - Dehra Embrasser)

At the first championship show we attended in 2001 at Birmingham national dutch champion Debucher Le Barbu, now co-owned with Jolanda Huisman won Best Of Breed.

DEBUCHER LE BARBU
(Photo by Carol Ann Johnson)

Stepends Forteviot Chez Debucher who had won best puppy in show at the BGV championship in October 2000 under breed judge John Hiddes and best in show judge John Millar was best bitch


(Photo by Carol Ann Johnson)

New boy on the block Debucher Xtrovert (Dehra Esperance De Debucher - Jolanda du hamel de la Renaudie) was best GBGV puppy and reserve best male. These dogs will be campaigned throughout 2001


(Photo by Carol Ann Johnson)

The Grands Bassets in 2001 really made their mark in the ring at our Championship Shows. Dutch Ch Debucher Le Barbu won the Hound Group ( a first for the breed!) at Blackpool. Windsor and East of England  and placed second at Welsh Kennel Club. Birmingham City and Richmond.  He placed Group 3 at Three Counties,  South Wales and Paignton and Group 4 at SKC.  He ended the year top GBGV ( for the third time)  Top Rare Breed (second year running) and most exciting of all number SEVEN ALL BREEDS IN THE UK.

Perhaps his greatest achievement was winner of the Champion Class a the Elevage du Club du Griffon Vendeen in France beating five French GBGV Champions!!

Debucher Xtrovert (Dehra Esperance de Debucher - Jolanda du Hamel de la Renaudie) made his debut at LKA in 2000 and then sadly , due to the Foot and Mouth Crisis, he missed out on most of his puppy career. At Birmingham National he won Reserve best Dog and Best puppy . He also gained  Reserve Best Dog  at  Windsor and Bournemouth.

Stepends Forteviot  chez Debucher was Top GBGV bitch in 2001. Bred in Scotland (Melanter Fetlar - Bassbarr Aria) I chose her as a 9 week old puppy as  pick of litter and she proved she could challenge the best winning Best Bitch at Birmingham National , Bath,  Paignton, WKC and Darlington.  She also went Reserve Best in Show at Woking open show.

Despite not being shown in 2001 Debucher Jaromir was the sire of the top puppies in the breed in 2001 with the emergence of Jan Pain's Ravensbeech litter out of  Debucher Karess at Ravensbeech, her own Ravensbeech Bayeux (Best puppy at the BGV Champ Show) and his litter sister Ravensbeech Beaujolais won consistently and  Stella Blackmore now owns their litter brother Ravensbeech Beau Geste.Debucher Jaromir's daughter Holmchappel Going Dutch was Best Bitch at Crufts.

Debucher  Utopie owned by Barbara Milton won  Best Bitch at Richmond, Windsor, Birmingham City. And at Crufts her litter sister Debucher Ulation at Jayantees owned by Jean and Trevor Turner was reserve Best Bitch an honour she also won at Birmingham City.

At our  BGV  Club Open show which was postponed until August, Debucher Apres Tout (Stepends Metier - Dehra Embrasser at Darsoms) won best puppy and reserve Best puppy in show. She also won Best puppy and Reserve Best Bitch at Richmond.

At our BGV Club Championship Show  Le Barbu won BOB and BEST IN SHOW!! The finale to our great year was on returning to Amsterdam in December Barbu won BOB once more and was shortlisted in the Scent Hound Group at the "Winners" Show.


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Photo by Marc Henrie
Dutch Ch Debucher le Barbu hunting in the woods with Debucher Delicate. Best GBGV puppy at several Ch. Shows. 
With their PBGV friend Tortworth Toulouse Avec Debucher 
(Best puppy in show and Reserve CC .BGV Club Show)


DEBUCHER CAUSE CELEBRE     born 4.7.01

Dutch Ch Debucher le Barbu winning  CACIB AND BECOMING A WORLD CHAMPION
AMSTERDAM WORLD SHOW 2002

DEBUCHER  GAULLOISE.
D.O.B.  22nd December, 2001(Bien-Fait du Greffier du Roi - Debucher Quant-a-Soi)

"Lois" made her debut in the show ring at Paignton in  July this year and won Best Puppy in breed. She repeated this one week later at South Wales Kennel Association and subsequently a week after that at Leeds Champ Show. At Houndshow she won Best Puppy Bitch and was awarded the same at Bournemouth Championship Show followed by Welsh Kennel Club when she was once more Best Puppy in Breed and had her fifth such win at Darlington championship Show in September.  She was in season for our Championship show, but managed to finish the year 2002 as TOP  GBGV PUPPY!!

Her half brother  DUTCH CHAMPION DEBUCHER LE BARBU completed his fourth year as TOP GBGV UK  and was also  second Top Hound all breeds. He finished his 2002 show career by gaining BEST IN SHOW  for the third time at the BGV CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2002.


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Debucher Idyllique. (d.o.b. 6.9.02) Bien Fait du Greffier du Roi -Debucher Vaillante

"Dyllis" appeared at her first show on 23rd March 2003 the BGV Club Open Show
Where she won Best Puppy in breed and reserve best bitch!


Debucher Idyllique winning Best Puppy in Show
Bedford Canine Society 5th May 2003


NIREAU DU BARBILLOT DES MALADIERES

"NIREAU" CAME TO OUR KENNELS IN DECEMBER 2001

SINCE THEN HE HAS SIRED 9 LITTERS IN THE UK

HIS PROGENY ARE ALREADY WINNING IN THE RING

PUPPIES BY NIREAU BORN MAY 2003 CAN BE SEEN


Debucher Idyllique "Dyllis" Top GBGV puppy 2003 winning at Windsor Championship Show
Debucher Malgre Tout "Monty" (Debucher Xtrovert - Debucher Libertine) Won puppy dog.
Seen here with judge Martin Hewitt.


BARBU WENT BEST IN SHOW AT HANOVER !!!!!! 2003
HANDLED BY CO OWNER JOLANDA HUISMAN
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BARBU WINNER IN AMSTERDAM


From the new combinations bred in late 2002. new puppies emerged in the ring in 2003. Debucher Idyllique (Bien Fait du Greffier du Roi - Debucher Vaillante) made her debut at the BGV Club show where Jessica Holm awarded her Reserve Best Bitch as well as Best Puppy. She was top GBGV puppy for the year 2003.

At Crufts in 2003 Debucher le Barbu was Best of Breed (for the third time) under judge John Hiddes and was shortlisted in the group. The best bitch was Jessica Holm's Holmchappell April Fool who was also best puppy.

On 20th June 2003 tragically the great Dutch Champion Flambeur du Roc de Deymier was put to sleep. He was 12 ½ . Fortunately his legacy lives on in his progeny and
particularly his son Debucher Jaromir has produced the type of his father and has been top sire for 3 years.

The world show in Dortmund in May 2003 was judged by Monsieur Renaud Buche who awarded the CACIB Debucher le Barbu. The best of breed went to Jolanda Huisman's young dog Tartuffe du Clos de la Valeraine (Olaf- Orange du Domaine de la Chartreuse). bred by Guy Lesellier.

A week later everyone met in France where the best of breed at the Nationale d'Elevage went to Surcouf de l'Oustal Viel bred by Monsieur Galibert. The bitch CAC went to Jolanda Huisman's Prima Donna du Greffier du Roi. (Nireau du Barbillot des Maladieres -Il y Etait Une Fois du Greffier du Roi). Debucher le Barbu once more won the Champion male class.Jolanda Huisman won the best team of Grands Bassets which included "Barbu" making up the six hounds.

At the 2003 BGV Club Campionship Show best puppy was Debucher Malgre Tout (Debucher Xtrovert - Libertine) who was also reserve best dog.

Top bitch in 2003 was Debucher Tete-a-Tete avec Nubeewa co-owned by myself and Barbara Milton she was bred to "Nireau" and produced a litter in January 2004.

In 2003 Barbu was top GBGV in the UK for the fifth time and he went to Europe for the latter part of the year to win BIS at Hanover in November where he was handled by his co owner Jolanda . He completed a successful year with Reserve Best in Show at the "Winners" in Amsterdam. Where he had previously won BIS in 2000.

For the dedicated breeders in the uk the best news was that the kennel club General Committee had finally awarded us CC status in 2006. The breed has come a long way since the early days. The hounds are improving in their
uniformity of type. Let us hope that this lovely breed can continue to delight those who have the good fortune to be owned by them!

 


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Two Debucher bitches, Debucher Utopie at Wilmit (Bobbie) owned by BarbaraMilton and her half sister Debucher Tete-a-Tete avec Nubeewa. (Maggie) co-owned by me with Barbara Milton.

Maggie has produced a litter by Nireau du Barbillot des Maladieres on 31stJanuary, 2004.
Go to puppies 2004 for a look!!!!!


DEBUCHER SAUVE QUI PEUT D.O.B. 31.12.03
(DEBUCHER XTROVERT - DEBUCHER FAITES VOS JEUX)
"SOPHIE" WILL BE IN THE RING EARLY SUMMER 2004
GRANDDAUGHTER OF DUTCH CHAMPION DEBUCHER LE BARBU AND DEHRA ESPERANCE DE DEBUCHER.

PUPPIES ALREADY WINNING IN THE RING:
DEBUCHER NOBLESSE OBLIGE - DEBUCHER NE M'OUBLIEZ PAS
DEBUCHER PRET A PORTER - DEBUCHER PICOBELLO

AND I AIM TO CONTINUE BREEDING GOOD, SOUND HOUNDS OF CORRECT TYPE AND SIZE


CH. DEBUCHER LE BARBU MAKES HISTORY!
AGAIN & AGAIN & AGAIN

Winning all there is, he is now also a GERMAN CHAMPION

Only 4 days after returning to the UK after gaining his German title at
Lingen in April and then his Europasieger title at Dortmund in May, "Barbu"
won BOB at Southern Counties Championship Show under German Judge Sigfriend
Peter . The day was completed by winning Hound Group 4 under judge Gus
Macdonald.


photo by Patricia Mellor.


Debucher Sauve Qui Peut


Debucher Idyllique


Debucher Malgre Tout


DEBUCHER SAVOIR FAIRE AND DEBUCHER SAUVE QUI PEUT BORN 31/12/03
(DEBUCHER XTROVERT - DEBUCHER FAITES VOS JEUX)
GRAND CHILDREN OF DUTCH/GERMAN CHAMPION DEBUCHER LE BARBU
TOP GBGV 1998 2001 2002 2003 AND 2004
AND DEHRA ESPERANCE DE DEBUCHER TOP GBGV 1996 1997


 

DEBUCHER TOURBILLON

Born 31st January. He is by Nireau du Barbillot des Maladieres
Out of Debucher Tete a Tete at Nubeewa. Winner of Puppy Hound Group
Bournemouth Championship Show August 2004


At HOUNDSHOW 2004 Debucher le Barbu handled by Jolanda Huisman won Best of
Breed and Best Scent Hound. Print presented by Liz Cartledge

As 2004 draws to its close the great news is that Debucher le Barbu now a German, World Europa and Dutch Champion is once more top GBGV in the UK for the sixth year!!!

His Grand daughter and Grandson Debucher Sauve Qui Peut (Sophie) and Debucher Savoir Faire (George) (Owned by Pam Marston Pollock) have had a brilliant start to their show careers winning Best Puppy at a number of Championship Shows.

Barbu's sister Debucher Lyrique was the dam of Debucher Wispa who was mated to Debucher Xtrovert ( the sire of Sophie and George) in 2003 and had a lovely litter which produced Debucher Picobello and Debucher Pret- a- Porter who are joint Top Puppies this year. Their litter sister Debucher Prima Donna lives here and hopefully will produce a litter soon.

Nireau at present is top Stud Dog for 2004. His latest litter of 8 puppies to Debucher Quant-A-Soi was born 30th September.

We still miss "Effie" but her spirit lives on in her great grandchildren.


Dutch/Ger/Eur/World Champion Debucher le Barbu
BOB Darlington Champ Show consolidates his position at top GBGV for the 6th year!


Top Sire this year was Nireau du Barbillot des Maladieres



At the BGV Club Open Show with Elaine King judging.
Best puppy Debucher Picobello. Best Dog Holmchappell Foolhardy and Reserve Best Dog and Best Veteran.
Dehra Esperance de Debucher at nine and a half years old!
 


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Debucher Victor Hugo at 4 months.

Debucher Victor Hugo winning Best Puppy at his first show!

Debucher Victor Hugo. (dob 10/12/04) 
8 Shows - 7 Best Puppies in breed.
2 wth Reserve Best Dog and 1 Best dog! 
and he is only 8 months old!


Debucher Yorrick. d.o.b. 9th July 2005
Debucher Picobello....Debucher Faites Vos Jeux.


Debucher Willow d.o.b. 17/2/05


 Barbu bob at BGV club champ show

In 2005 Dutch/Ger/World/Eur Ch. Debucher le Barbu went into semi retirement, though he is champing at the bit to come out in 2006 with all guns blazing to try and get those 3 CCs in the UK to complete his amazing career as a UK Champion..

He won BOB at Crufts (for the fourth time!) and then went to Birmingham National to enter in the Pedigree Veteran Stakes where judge Ellis Hulme made him winner for the day but was beaten into reserve best Veteran by a Standard Poodle!

He won 2 more BOBs, one at Southern Counties where Group Judge Hans Lehtinen gave him Hound Group 2 and then at the BGV Club Champ Show in October where he also won Best Veteran in Show. At the only other show he attended he won Best Dog under John Hiddes at Birmingham City in September.

In the meantime the rest of the gang flew the flag for Debucher with Debucher Victor Hugo making his show debut in June and consequently going to 10 shows and winning 8 Best Puppy in Breed awards! He also won Best Dog under Jeff Bunney at South Wales Championship Show.

Debucher Idyllique (Bien Fait du Greffier du Roi - Debucher Vaillante) was also in contention with Best Bitch awards at Windsor and Welsh Kennel Club. She also won Post Graduate Bitch at Crufts and Limit Bitch at the BGV Club Show. Her half sister Debucher Willow (Nireau du Barbillot des Maladieres- Debucher Vaillante) started her show career at the end of the season and happily qualified for Crufts with a 2nd and a 3rd in strong competition with older bitches in the ring.

We look forward to hopefully winning those precious Challenge Certificates in 2006 and hope our new baby Debucher Yorrick (Debucher Picobello - Debucher Faites Vos Jeux) will commence a successful puppy career .


Debucher Idyllique (Bien Fait du Greffier du Roi - Debucher Vaillante).
Top puppy GBGV 2003.. Best Bitch at several Championship Shows in 2005.
Here winning Limit  Bitch at the BGV Championship Show  30/10/05


Debucher le Barbu won BOB, Reserve BIS and Best Veteran in Show, here with Best Opposite Sex in Show.
Freer and Rodgers Ch Switherland The Cheeky Girl. Best in Show Robertson’s Ch Soletrader Dunc’N’Disordely.
BPIS Holm’s Holmchappell Cerf Courant.
The judges were Petits Jeff Bunney Grands Colin Gillanders and BIS Adele Walton- Haddon.


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Grands 2006


Photo by Carol Ann Johnson

Debucher Yorrick d.o.b. 9/7/05
Debucher Picobello - Debucher Faites Vos Jeux.

After the trauma of having his mother stolen in June 2005 at just 5 weeks in whelp........
(..luckily we got her back after 48 hours unharmed.)...................The result was a lovely litter and Yorrick made his debut in the ring last week at just 6 months of age and won Best Puppy in Breed at Manchester Championship Show 2006. He followed his grand father Ch Debucher le Barbu who won BOB on the same day.
WATCH THIS SPACE


The first two UK CCs in the breed !!!!



Dutch/Ger Ch Debucher le Barbu winning the first CC in the breed Crufts 2006
with his son Rigolant du Greffier du Roi taking the Reserve.

Crufts 2006 THE DOUBLE! Dutch/Ger/world Ch Debucher le Barbu and
Debucher Sauve Qui Peut win the first 2 CCs in the breed.
Pictured with Vivien Phillips and Barbu BOB. Judge Jessica Holm,
Amelia Theodorou (my grand daughter bitch's co-owner)
Meredith Theodorou (my daughter handling "Sophie" the bitch CC winner.

Dutch/Ger/World Champion Debucher le Barbu(owned by Vivien Phillips and Jolanda Huisman)
wins BOB at Crufts 2006 for the fifth time!


Dutch/Ger Ch Debucher le Barbu become the first UK GBGV Champion !


Debucher Sauve Qui Peut. Bitch CC at Crufts 2006
BOB Bath Championship Society.


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Photo by Carol Ann Johnson

Wilmit Braconnier de Debucher (Born 13/12/05)
(Bien Fait du Greffier du Roi - Debucher Tete a Tete.)
3 shows 3 times Best Puppy. "Poacher" will be campaigned in 2007


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Born 27th January. 8 GBGV puppies, 4 dogs 4 bitches
Sire Debucher Victor Hugo - Dam Debucher Faites Vos Jeux

Victor Hugo was top puppy in 2005 and Faites Vos Jeux is a daughter of
Ch. Debucher Le Barbu and was top dam in 2006

Debucher Yorrick - Debucher Vaillante
born 15/4/07 playing at 6 weeks!


Debucher Facade. (at 7 weeks) D.o.b. 16th May 2007
Debucher Picobello - Debucher Gaulloise
Facade was one of one of 3 sisters and 3 brothers and will be campaigned in 2008



(photo by Carol Ann Johnson)

Debucher Dampierre born 27th January 2007
Debucher Victor Hugo (Top puppy 2005) - Debucher Faites Vos Jeux (Top Dam 2006)
At his first show "Houndshow 2007" won best puppy and No. 3 Best Puppy in show under judges Pam Aldous and Zena Andrews. Here kindly handled by Colin Makey and co owned with Helen Mustoe. (pictured)


Debucher Savoir Faire became our second Champion at Driffield Championship Show under judge Gavin Robertson and then won Group 2 under Stuart Milner.
He is owned by Pam Marston Pollock (pictured here). Puppies by "George" were born 24th September 2007 out of Debucher Wispa, dam of Debucher Picobello ( 2 CCs) Debucher Pret- A- Porter (Reserve CC) (Joint top puppies in 2004) and Debucher Creme Brulee top winning puppy in 2007


Debucher Picobello won Limit Dog at the BGV Championship Show.
Handled by Stephanie Marston Pollock.


Debucher Dampierre Best Puppy in Show.
BGV Championship Show 2007


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My two new babies will enter the ring in March 2008. Debucher Gitane (Nireau du Barbillot des Maladieres - Debucher Sauve Qui Peut)
and Debucher Hors
D'Oeuvre (Debucher Yorrick - Debucher Idyllique) were born within two days of each other on 15th and 17 September 2007

They both took part in our BGV Club "Day of the BGV" and Hugo my grandson was joined at the hip to his friend "Havoc"
(Hors D'Oeuvre)


WILMIT BRACONNIER DE DEBUCHER WINS HIS SECOND CC AT CRUFTS 2008 FOLLOWING HIS HALF BROTHER
CH DEBUCHER LE BARBU AND HIS SUPER WINS AT CRUFTS 5 TIMES!
"POACHER" WAS TOP GBGV PUPPY IN 2006 AND ALSO HAS TWO RESERVE CCS


At our BGV Open Show on 30th March Debucher Gitane made her show debut
 and won Best Puppy in Breed under judge Anne Macdonald
Born 15th September 2007 (Nireau du Barbillot des Maladieres - Debucher Sauve Qui Peut)


Bluebells in our woods in April


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Photo by: Carol Ann Johnson

I am delighted to announce we now have a third GBGV Champion here at Clipperdown Cottage, very full of himself.
Wilmit Braconnier de Debucher became a Champion at only 2 years of age on 11th May 2008
He joins Ch Debucher le Barbu and Ch Debucher Savoir Faire.


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Debucher GBGV are delighted to announce their 3rd Home bred champion and 4th champion now living at Clipperdown......
2 Champions in three weeks !
Debucher Picobello gained his title at Southern Counties on 31st May !


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Debucher Hors D'Oeuvre.........known as "Havoc" dob. 17/9/07
Debucher Yorrick - Debucher Idyllique
In his short puppy career, Havoc has had several BP wins........we look forward to campaigning him in 2009!


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Click here ! for our palmares


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Debucher Loustic 10 weeks


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DEBUCHER HORS D’OEUVRE "HAVOC" AFTER A SUCCESFUL PUPPY CAREER
HAS SIRED A LITTER OF PUPPIES TO DEBUCHER CREME BRULEE
BORN ON 20TH NOVEMBER 2008. 5 BITCHES AND 4 DOGS


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Grands 2009

Debucher Kous Kous born 23rd August, 2008 (Ch Debucher Picobello-Debucher Faites Vos Jeux)
now living in Norway after his first Baby Puppy Show!


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Debucher Gitane

Born 15th September 2007.
(Nireau du Barbillot des Maladieres-Debucher Sauve Qui Peut) who finished her puppy career in 2008 with a Reserve CC at Welsh Kennel Club. Started her 2009 showing career with Best of Breed at the BGV Club Open Show.


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ARE THEY GOOD WITH CHILDREN!


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We had a hard winter here at Clipperdown and in February Debucher Novembre (Debucher Hors D’Oeuvre - Debucher Creme Brulee)
played in the snow with the Dachshunds. Now fortunately the Spring is here and the bluebells are out.
The Show season has started and at our BGV Club Open Show in March Debucher Gitane won BOB under judge Paul Singleton.
At Birmingham National on 7th May under Judge Linda Skerritt Ch Wilmit Braconnier de Debucher won his 4th CC..

 

 


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Debucher Zsa Zsa went over to Holland in the spring to Gwen Huikeshoven’s Van Tum-Tum's Vriendjes kennel and was mated to
Ch Barbapapa Van Tum-Tum's Vriendjes and they produced 9 pups from which a male Can Can and Frou Frou, a bitch,
will come over to the UK in 2010 once their Passports are ready.

CanCan & FrouFrou


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2009 ended with the hardest winter we had experienced here at Clipperdown Cottage for several years.
The snow came on 16th December and never really cleared until end of February 2010.

Ch Wilmit Braconnier de Debucher won another CC his 5th at Scottish Kennel Club under judge Rod Price and his 6th under specialist judge Jessica Holm at Houndshow, where he was handled by Darrell Matthews from Australia who, having purchased to GBGV from me in 2008 was desparate to exhibit a Grand Basset at an English Championship Show.

The bitch CC on the day and BOB was Jolanda Huisman’s Interessante du Greffier du Roi which made her up into a UK Champion. Her sire was Multi Champion Dehra Extra Ordinaire who was the litter brother to my own Dehra Esperance de Debucher (Bear) both bred here in 1994.

"Poacher" won a 7th CC at Welsh Kennel Club under Gavin Robertson and and 8th under Jill Peak which was a single CC for the breed at Driffield Championship where he took Group 4 in the hound group under Jean Blandford which cemented his top GBGV position for the year.


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Debucher Gaulloise had her last litter in 2009 and I was lucky enough to find her a brilliant home living with a "gang" of German Shorthaired Pointers.
She is the spoilt princess and I think she deserves it!


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Grands 2010

Debucher Tambour (DOB 13/1/2010)
Ch Wilmit Braconnier de Debucher - Debucher Sauve Qui Peut
Has joined Mafalda Marques’ Casal dos Choupos kennels in Portugal


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Debucher Rigole (dob 14/9/09) Wilmit Domino - Debucher Idyllique
Won Best Puppy in breed at the BGV Club Open show
His first outing into the ring.


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"Rigole" went to his second show on 2nd May and won BPIS.
His half brother Debucher Milord (Nireau du Barbillot des Maladieres - Debucher Idyllique)
has just become the first Australian Champion GBGV.


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Debucher Gitane will be taking a little time off showing this year as she has 7 pups born 5th May 4 bitches and 3 dogs.
They are by "Havoc" Debucher Hors D’Oeuvre
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DEBUCHER MILORD first Australian GBGV Champion and a historical first Best in Group
(Nireau du Barbillot des Maladieres- Debucher Idyllique)


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At the PBGVCA in in April 2010 Debucher Greffier belonging to Nancy McLean was brought to the show in order for members to see some Grands Bassets. He was used in a talk given by Kitty Steidel on the GBGV. Nancy has been campaigning "Greffier" at Rare Breeds Show as they are not recognised in the USA and had great success.

Below follows the report that Nancy wrote to me and reported on the show and in May Greffier's litter sister Debucher Gitane produced 7 lovely puppies from which 1 is being shown in the UK (Debucher Unison) owned by Tim Jones and Steve Jepson of. Eardley Beagles and another (Debucher Ulrika) will hopefully be shown in Norway.

Hi Vivien,

Our boy, Greffier had a wonderful time at the Nationals! I brought himout on Thursday and saw a bit of the regional show and then came back on Saturday. Kitty Steidel presented a judging workshop first thing Sat. am and asked me to bring Greffier in to represent the GBGV. He loved the attention ofcourse and the judges found it very helpful to see the differences andsimilarities of the two breeds. There was one other GBGV at the show, anolder German import named Mortz. Maybe you know him? Anyway, I think hisowner was a bit offended that she had not been asked to participate in the workshop.

I had several people come up and comment on what a nice quality boyGreffier is. I don't think they were just being polite. They genuinelywere impressed by his structure and temperment. Some people said they hadheard the Grands were rather "harsh" tempered with other dogs, so it wasreally important for them to see how even tempered Greffier is and how NOTHING gets him upset (other than girls in heat, that aren't for him!). Maybe he will find a wife soon, now that people have seen how awesome he is.

The show, dogs and people all re-solidified my commitment to being part of exposing American dog fanciers to this breed. I was suprised how many PBGV people had still not seen a Grand. I was also a bit suprised to find that some of the Grand people seemed rather discouraged about gaining full AKC status. I, for one, am feeling positive about the breed here in the US. Now that we can show in AKC performance events, IABCA conformation, ARBA conformation and UKC shows (which I didn't realize) the GBGV will promote itself as a wonderful companion. We just need to be out in the public eye with them every chance we get. Recognition will come more quickly now that we have so many venues for exposure, not to mention the power of the internet. Anyway, perhaps I am rambling. I know you are busy with puppies. Please send pictures whenever you have a moment.

I just want to thank you again for sharing your wonderful boy Greffier with me. Keep me posted about any love interests you might hear of that would compliment him!

Take care, Nancy


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Debucher Kirsch has just become an Australian Champion


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Debucher Xtravagant born 8th August 2010 (Debucher Rigole - Grefierduroi Quelle Folie a Debucher) at 6weeks.
Now co-owned with Danielle and Daniel Baston will be campaigned in 2011

Debucher xtravaganza (Smulan) in swedish snow


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Debucher Xport Quality (litter brother to Debucher Xtravagant) is going to Australia
to Darrell and Debbie Matthews to join Australian Champions Milord and Kirsch


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Debucher Waspish born 21st July 2010 (Can-Can V Tum-Tums Vriendjes Debucher (Imp) - Debucher Novembre)
Wasp will be campaigned in 2011


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At the BGV Club Championship Show under judge Pam Aldous Town Debucher Rigole
gained his second reserve CC at 14 months


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Born 29th November, first GBGV litter born in Australia!
 Aust. Ch Debucher Milord - Aust. Ch Debucher Kirsch. 7 bitches and 3 dogs


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Debucher Vuvuzela (dob 9/7/10) by Debucher Hors D’Oeuvre-Debucher Creme Brulee) went to Norway and was Puppy Group 3 at her very first show at 4 months.

Here she is relaxing at home


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Debucher Vendee (Debucher hors D’Oeuvre - Debucher Creme Brulee)
born 9th July 2010 at 12 weeks before she left for Sweden.

Debucher Vendee (now known as Maja) made herself at home quickly in Sweden


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Grands 2011

Debucher Facade (Ch Debucher Picobello - Debucher Gaulloise) gave birth to 7 beautiful puppies on 1st January, 2011.
A lovely start to the year. 4 dogs and 3 bitches. She is the most wonderful chilled out mother, as are all our GBGV bitches.


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Ch Debucher Picobello is safe and well in Sydney Australia and just completing his second week of a month’s quarantine after which he will join the Merooka Kennels of Darrell and Deb Matthews. His daughter Aust. Ch Debucher Kirsch just produced her first litter to Aust Ch Debucher Milord.
He has also sired a litter to Aust. Ch Tarmachan Flocon de Neige belonging to Dr Jane Quinn.
Pico will appear in the ring in Australia in early Spring. Darrell went to visit him and here are his pictures.


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Well look at me I am in America now!
Debucher Alliance at 4 months.


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Debucher Artemis "Artie" having his nails done prior to going to his new home


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In Australia Debucher Why Not’s litter sister Debucher Waltzer won the Minor Puppy Group at her first Championship show!
Flying the Debucher flag with her kennel companion Debucher Xport Quality


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Debucher Why Not with Eardley co owned by Tim Jones (handling) and Steve Jepson won his first CC at 9 months of age at Birmingham National under judge Gavin Robertson and then went Group 4 in the Hound Puppy Group under judge Colin Gillanders


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Meanwhile Debucher Xport Quality’s sire Debucher Rigole at just 18 month won his 3rd Reserve CC at Birmingham National Championship show in the UK


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CH Debucher Picobello was Reserve Dog at the Sydney Royal in April and then went on to win Reserve Best in Show at the Orange Dog Society Championship show


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Debucher Xport Quality at his first show in Australia at only 8 months won BEST OF BREED at the Sydney Royal Show one of the biggest Shows in Australia!


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At two years and two weeks old Debucher Rigole becomes a UK Champion in the only three shows he has attended since end of June!
Puppies by him out of Debucher Creme Brulee born 8th September
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Debucher Charisma at 6 weeks


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Debucher Delicieuse (Ch Debucher Rigole - Debucher Creme Brulee) has gone to the USA
to join the GEBEBA PBGV kennel of George and Betty Barth


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Debucher Double Entendre travelled with her litter sister to the kennels of George and Betty Barth in Delaware. USA


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Grands 2012

At Crufts GBGVs were judged by Mark Cocozza, who had a good entry of 36, 19 of whom were males.
His dog CC went to Tim Jones and Stephen Jepson's Debucher Why Not with Eardley which made "Watson" a champion on the day.

The BGV Club held its Open show and the judge for GBGV was Barbara Milton. BOB and subsequently Reserve Best in Show was Makey's Ir Ch Debucher Harmonie with Best male Phillips and Baston's Debucher Xtravagant, whose half brother Debucher D’artagnan at Janimist ( Ch Debucher Rigole - Debucher Brulee) belonging to Nikki and Jane Denny at his first show won Best Puppy and then Best Puppy in Show.

In May at Birmingham National Pam Aldous Town judged the breed and awarded his 5th CC and BOB to Ch Debucher Rigole and the reserve to his son Phillips and Baston’s Debucher Xtravagant. In Bitches the CC went to Fiona Buchanan and Mike Maclaren's Chenil d'Anja Jasmin Disney of Tarmachan (Imp) her second, with the reserve to Amanda O'Day's Silvamoon Sweet Sapphire Sh CM. Best Puppy was "Connie" our Debucher Bien Connue( Debucher Hors D'Oeuvre - Debucher Gitane) she won 3rd in the Hound Puppy Group under judge Robert Greaves.

In May Ch Wilmit Braconnier de Debucher went out to Australia where he joined the Rickaby kennels of Deb and Darrell Matthews. Debucher Zsa Zsa produced a litter to him of 10 pups before he left and a daughter Debucher Heroine , co owned with Nikki Denny entered the ring in October.

Debucher Xport Quality another son of Ch Debucher Rigole gained his title in Australia becoming the 10th homebred Debucher Champion GBGV.

Jan Pain awarded a single CC at Three Counties Championship show to Fiona Buchanan and Mike Maclaren's Ch/Ir Ch Tarmachan Arc En Ciel . Best dog and winning the single Reserve CC was Ch Debucher Rigole and Steve Jepson and Tim Jones' Ch Debucher Why Not with Eardley was Reserve Dog.

At Houndshow In GBGV Anne Macdonald had 28 hounds and awarded BOB and his 6th CC to Tim Jones and Steve Jepson's Ch Debucher Why Not with Eardley and Bitch CC ( her 12th) which made her the breed record holder ) to Fiona Buchanan and Mike Maclaren's Ch/Ir Ch Tarmachan Arc En Ciel Reserve dog CC was awarded to Debucher Xtravagant, this was his second such award, and reserve bitch CC to the newly made up Champion Gairside Sans Souci of Ann and Colin Makey.

Shirley Rawlings was our judge at Paignton.
Reserve Dog CC was my Debucher Gauguin ( Ch Ravensbeech Bayeux - Debucher Keira at Tythe) at 8 months on the day. at his first championshiip show.
He was also Best Puppy.

DEBUCHER BIEN CONNUE

At Welsh Kennel Club BOB under judge Stuart Mallard and winning his 6th CC was Ch Debucher Rigole. The following week Pam Marston Pollock judged at SKC and BOB was Ch Debucher Rigole winning his 7th CC.

In October we had the news from Deb and Darrell Matthews in Australia to say that Ch Wilmit Braconnier de Debucher whom I co-own became an Australian Champion and won 2 Groups and a BIS since he came out of Quarantine First time a GBGV won a Best in Show in Australia. Before he left he had won 11 CCs in the UK making him the top winning male so far.

In November the BGV Club had its 25th Anniversary Show. Ch Debucher gained the Reserve CC under judge Lydia Erhart. Debucher Bien Connue won Special Yearling Bitch and our baby Debucher Gairside Fait Accompli won the Puppy Bitch Class.


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Debucher D'Artagnan (Hero) at 4 months. (Ch Debucher Rigole. - Debucher Creme Brulee).
Owned by Jane Denny & Nikki Francis (Nee Denny)


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Debucher Gauguin born 8th December 2011 (Ch Ravensbeech Bayeux - Debucher Keira at Tythe)
seen here at 4 months.


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Born March 2012 in Australia Ch/Aus. Ch Debucher Picobello - Aus. Ch Debucher Waltzer)
3 dogs and 6 bitches.


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"Ch Debucher Rigole 7CCs.. 6 Reserve CCs."


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Grands 2013

Debucher Matisse (Debucher Hors d’Oeuvre - Frou Frou v Tum-Tums Vriendjes Debucher Imp NLD) born 7th January 2013 entered the show ring in August.
Best Puppy at Houndshow his first show!


(photo by www. Dewerstone photography.co.uk)

Nikki and Jane Denny’s Debucher D’Artagnan wins BOB at Bournemouth.

Ch Debucher Rigole takes the breed at Blackpool championship show

“Debucher Matisse at his first 4 shows with Claire Cooper owner/handler has won
2 Best Puppy in Breed & 1 Best dog puppy.”

So far in 2013 Ch Debucher Rigole has gained 3 more CCs ( 10 in total) and now holds 11 reserve CCs also including 4 BOBs.
Co owned/handled by Claire Cooper, his daughter Claire’s Debucher X Factor has now won 1CC with BOB at SKC and Reserve CC at Houndshow.
His son Jane and Nikki Denny’s Debucher D’Artagnan at Janimist has done the same at Windsor Res CC and SKC (August) CC
 and BOB His daughter Debucher Delicieuse is winning Best in Shows in the USA where the GBGV were just recognised.


At Driffield championship show on 21st September, under top UK judge Zena Thorn Andrews Ch Debucher Rigole won his 11th CC
Making him equal top GBGV in the UK with his grand father Ch/Aust ch. Wilmit Braconnier de Debucher.
He then went on to win BOB! Debucher Matisse at only 8 months old won another Best Puppy topped by the Reserve CC behind his uncle!
In bitches Debucher Gairside Fait Accompli, lightly shown this year won the Reserve Bitch CC.


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Debucher X Factor  [photo by Will Harris]

Debucher X Factor a Ch Debucher Rigole daughter who belongs to Claire Cooper but lives here at Clipperdown Cottage. "Poppy" gained her second CC at the BGV Club Show on Saturday. Her first CC was at SKC in May and she also won a Reserve CC at Houndshow.

 

Debucher Matisse  [photo by Will Harris]

Debucher Matisse born 7th January 2013. Matt who also belongs to  Claire has been to 9 shows, winning 6 Best Puppy awards. 2 Best puppy dog awards. 1 BOB and 2 Reserve CCs He went Best Puppy in Show at the BGV Club Show 2013


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Debucher Facade in her new forever retirement home!


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I am proud to announce that Debucher Delicieuse ( Ch Debucher Rigole – Debucher Crème Brulee ) is top GBGV in the USA for 2013.
I congratulate Betty and George Barth for their great rearing and campaigning of this lovely young bitch


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IT’S OFFICIAL! CH DEBUCHER RIGOLE 11 CCS. 11 RESERVE CCS TOP GBGV 2013
DEBUCHER MATISSE TOP PUPPY 3 RESERVE CCS 2013


VIVIEN PHLLIPS TOP BREEDER 2012 2013


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Grands 2014

“On 29th January, Debucher Charisma had a litter by Debucher Hors D’oeuvre and
a son from this Debucher Renoir joined the Gebeba Kennel in the USA”


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Debucher Bien Connue LITTER - Date of birth 24th April


Debucher bien connue pups 4 days

Connies pups - Day 6

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bitch 1 and 2 - 4 weeks old

dog 3 - 4 weeks old

dog 1 and 2 - 4 weeks old

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Introducing Debucher Sartre (Simon) at 10 weeks


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Debucher Sensass


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Debucher Yodel had a litter by Can Can V Tum-Tums Vriendjes Debucher on 2nd June
Debucher Tosca and Debucher Tati both made their Debut into the show ring and both won their classes!


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A FANTASTIC DAY AT BIRMINGHAM NATIONAL.
THE FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW AFTER CRUFTS THIS YEAR

JANE AND NIKKI DENNY’S DEBUCHER D’ARTAGNAN AT JANIMIST BECAME A CHAMPION!
and.....

HIS HALF SISTER CLAIRE COOPER’S DEBUCHER X FACTOR ALSO BECAME A CHAMPION ON THE DAY!
BOTH ARE BY CH DEBUCHER RIGOLE!
and ....

THEIR COUSIN DEBUCHER MATISSE IN HIS FIRST JUNIOR CLASS AFTER BEST PUPPY AT CRUFTS
 WON THE RESERVE CC ( HIS 5TH!) His first in Junior Class


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Ch. Debucher X Factor had a litter to Ch Debucher Matisse on 26th July and Debucher Violet Gray (Peanuts)
belonging to Claire Cooper will make her debut in 2015.
Debucher Va Va Voom went to Germany where we wish her great success.
Please go to “Puppies” to see more of this wonderful litter.


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WHAT A WEEKEND!

2ND AND 3RD AUGUST. AT HOUNDSHOW UNDER JUDGE JEFF HORSWELL DEBUCHER MATISSE WON THE CC AND UNCLE CH DEBUCHER RIGOLE THE RESERVE CC.
AT PAIGNTON UNDER JUDGE ALAN MEASE CH DEBUCHER RIGOLE WON HIS 3RD CC AND DEBUCHER MATISSE WON THE RESERVE CC.
THIS YEAR 4 DIFFERENT DEBUCHER GBGV HAVE WON CCS, TWO OF WHOM BECAME CHAMPIONS!
NAMELY CH DEBUCHER X FACTOR AND CH DEBUCHER D’ARTAGNAN AT JANIMIST.


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CH DEBUCHER RIGOLE GAINED HIS 12TH CC MAKING HIM THE TOP WINNING UK MALE GBGV


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Debucher Sartre “Simon” is 6 months old


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At the BGV Club Championship Show under judge Espen
Engh Debucher Matisse won his Champion 3rd CC at under 2 years of age


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Grands 2015

Debucher Gaulloise at home aged 13

  Lois remains as delightful as ever. She is never a moments bother, although her hearing is failing slightly which can result in us having to wait for her in the mornings until she realises that she is on her own and she comes back to find us! (I know this is genuine as she doesn't hear the food bowls clanging either at meal times!). She is also a back seat traveller these days as she finds it easier for getting in and out of the car. Lois is the absolute perfect ambassador for homing an older dog - she is thirteen now and has been with us since she was seven and a half. She has never had an accident in the home; free-runs on daily basis with the GWPs; has fitted in perfectly with the home routines and is a firm favourite with everyone.

We absolutely adore her.

Best wishes, Claire, Lois and the Rudishaw GWPs

 
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Debucher Xixou at 9 weeks

”Debucher Xixou at 9 weeks“

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Ch Debucher Matisse won the CC and BOB at Birmingham National under judge Colin Gillanders,
SKC under judge Pam Marston Pollock where he was also Group 3 in the Hound Group under Marie Bryce-Smith and Three Counties Show under judge Linda Mackenzie.
He also gained the CC at Southern Counties were he was BOS to Barbara Milton’s Ch Wilmit Fanfare.
Ably handled by Claire Cooper his co owner.

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JBIS JCH Debucher Quelquefois who lives with Natascha Hochhold in Austria
has had remarkable success and won Group 2 with BOB twice over a weekend in Klagenfurt June 6th and 7th
and then went to Milan where she went BOB at the World Club Show
followed by the CACIB and BOS the following day at the World Dog Show which gave her the Italian Champion Title.

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Debucher Zamba at 6 weeks (Ch Debucher Matisse – Debucher Heroine)

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Debucher Alexandre off to South Africa and his brother Debucher Agincourt to the USA!

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In Finland at Yppari all breeds show Heidi Orling was delighted to win BOB with Finnish/Estonian Ch Debucher Orlando who lives with her but also belongs to Iva.
He was then in the final 6 out of the two groups 5 ( Spitz breeds) and 6 (Scent Hounds) competing together.
Orlando is a Junior Croatian Slovakian/Czech and Lithuanian Champion.
Now he has reached the age of 2 he only needs one more CC from a Baltic or Nordic country to become a full adult Champion in those countries also.
( In Norway or Sweden he would require his hunting Test Certificate in order to become a full Champion)

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I had some wonderful news from Hilde and Geir Westrum in Norway to tell me that Nor/Sw and now Fin Ch Debucher Vuvuzela
( Debucher Hors D’oeuvre – Debucher Creme Brulee) has become the first GBGV ever to gain the title of Nordic Tracking Champion today.
“Vuzela” had her second litter just 15 weeks go, let’s hope her progeny have the same talents !

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GBGV’s Using Their Noses

I have two GBGV’s, Debucher Baguette, aka Emma, and Ethos Irish Cream, aka Bailie. I first heard about nose sports in Bailie’s puppy class and signed both hounds up for NACSW nose work classes in January 2014. Nose work is a fairly new, rapidly growing sport in the USA, fashioned after the K9 Detection Dog Training Programs. Nose work has turned out to be such a fun and wonderful sport for me to do with the girls. It starts out with the dogs searching for treats and moves onto searching for odors, birch, anise, and clove. One thing I love is dogs of any age can participate. In order to compete in the sport, the dog needs to pass an Odor Recognition Test (ORT) for each odor. Both my hounds have their ORT’s for all three odors.

Although both hounds participate in nose work, Emma is my nose work dog. She absolutely loves the sport and is very good at it. NACSW Nose Work competition consists of three levels (birch, birch/anise, birch/anise/clove), and four element searches (interior, exterior, vehicles, containers).  Emma earned her Level 1 Vehicle Element Title, Level 1 Container Element Title, Nose Work 1 Title, and Nosework 2 Title this year. Bailie wasn’t able to get a trial spot this year, so we hope she can get some titles in 2016. In a trial, the dogs will conduct the searches, and find the hide(s), which are blind for the handler. The handler needs to be able to read their dog and call “alert when the hide is found. To title, the handler must call a correct alert for all the hides. The sport really helps a person bond with their dog through working together as a team and learning to read your dog. You may direct your dog as far as a search pattern, but to find the odor, you are fully dependent on your dog and their nose.

Both my hounds also participate in AKC tracking which is fashioned after Search and Rescue Training. Bailie is my tracking dog as she truly loves tracking. Bailie earned her TD (Tracking Dog) Title last month. A TD title is earned by running a 440-500 yard long track with three to five turns, a start article, and an end article. Tests are typically held in tall thick prairie grass fields. The handler has no idea where the track is, and is completely dependent on the dog to find the track, follow the turns, and stop at the end article. The test track is laid by a person the dog does not know, meaning the dog needs to be able to track the scent of someone other than their handler. During the test, the handler must remain a minimum of 20 feet behind the dog, and never give the dog any form of guiding. Emma should be ready to be certified this winter and will hopefully enter a TD test in the spring.

Having scent hounds involved in sports where they really use their noses is simply wonderful! Seeing what they are capable of is amazing and amazes me every time we practice! The joy they have in working is fabulous!  If you are interested in more information, our blog, MyGBGVLife.com has a section on nose work and tracking. Our posts are full of information, photos, and videos of Emma and Bailie working in nose work and tracking from their start to now.

Joy Johnson Schneider

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I am so  proud to announce the youngest GBGV Champion in the UK at only 16 months
Debucher Violet Gray. Owned by Claire Cooper
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