PBGVCA Events Calendar

    • 27 Mar 2023
    • (CDT)
    • 02 Apr 2023
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    • Y.O. Ranch Hotel & Conference Ctr., 2033 Sidney Baker St., Kerrville, TX 78028

    2023 Regional & National
    March 27-April 2, 2023
    Wanted ~ PBGVs

    Y.O. Ranch Hotel & Conference Center
    2033 Sidney Baker Street
    Kerrville, TX 78028

    Reservations: (830) 257-4440

    Tiffany Cannon, National Chair, alwayspbgv@gmail.com
    Lora Megli, Assistant Chair, lmegli@yahoo.com

    National and Regional Specialties
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    Thurs. & Sat., March 30 – April 1, 2023

    Scent Work
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    Weds., Mar. 29, 2023

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    March 28, 2023

    You must mention you are with the PBGV National Specialty to get our package rate. Hotel reservation comes with 1 free breakfast each day and a discounted breakfast rate for others staying in the room.

    Limited RV Parking available in the hotel parking lot – please contact Tiffany Cannon if you need RV parking space (no electrical or hookups available on site) Further details about RV parking will be available at a later date.

    • 21 Apr 2023
    • 23 Apr 2023
    • Carlisle Beagle Club, 150 Beagle Club Road, Carlisle, PA, 17013

    Mid NJ Spring 2023 Hunt

    The PBGVCA MNJPBGVA Hunt Test captures the beauty of the Spring hunting season. Come join us in April when the weather will be lovely, and

    the rabbits plentiful! The hunt grounds are totally fenced in and very safe for our hounds. For those new to hunting the Hunting Instinct Test is geared towards dogs and their handlers who have little or no hunting experience. We also have a Puppy Learning Experience for babies 3-6 months. Hunt Tests have a chill atmosphere, so they are a great place to meet other PBGV owners who share a love of doing what their dogs were meant to do!!

    The opening date for this trial is March 22 and the closing date is April 12. Email entries only.

    Come join us April 21-23 in Carlisle, PA!


    Cheryl Champion, Hunt Chairperson, cherchamp17@gmail.com
    Sue Smyth, Hunt Secretary, Oldyork2002@aol.com

    1101 Old York Road

    Burlington, NJ 08016

    (609) 477-0609

    • 28 Apr 2023
    • 30 Apr 2023
    • Northern Illinois Beagle Club, 8730 Elevator Road, Roscoe, IL 61073

    PBGVCA Illinois Hunt

    Please accept an invitation to bring your hound(s) to an April hunt weekend at the Northern Illinois Beagle Club. Your PBGV will experience a well-maintained 40-acre field with plenty of rabbits to sniff out and pursue. Hounds (AKC or ILP/PAL registered, 6 months of age or over on the first day of the event) and handlers of all levels of experience are welcome to join the chase. The schedule on Friday will offer practice time as well as Puppy & Novice Learning Experience. 

    We will hold the time-honored raffle Saturday. Fun will be had by all!

    Hunt Chair: Mary Sobol (msobolontime@gmail.com)

    Hunt Secretary: Deb Pearthree (gabbiecdx@aol.com)


    • 12 May 2023
    • 14 May 2023
    • Bandera, TX

    Questions to: Lora Megli, lmegli@yahoo.com

    Fascinating fact: Dogs have a sense of smell that’s between 10,000 and 100,000 times more acute than ours! The sport of Scent Work celebrates the joy of sniffing, and asks a dog to sniff to their heart’s content; turning your dog’s favorite activity into a rewarding game. It is a terrific sport for all kinds of dogs, and is a wonderful way to build confidence in a shy dog.

    In so many dog sports the handler is in control but this isn’t true in Scent Work. Neither the dog nor handler knows where the target odor is hidden. The handler has to rely on the dog, and follow the dog’s nose to success. In Scent Work, it is the canine who is the star of the show.

    The sport of Scent Work is based on the work of professional detection dogs (such as drug dogs), employed by humans to detect a wide variety of scents and substances. In AKC Scent Work, dogs search for cotton swabs saturated with the essential oils of Birch, Anise, Clove, and Cypress. The cotton swabs are hidden out of sight in a pre-determined search area, and the dog has to find them. Teamwork is necessary: when the dog finds the scent, he has to communicate the find to the handler, who calls it out to the judge.

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