If you own a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, you can show just how much you adore your pet by becoming a member of a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen club. Such a club is often made up of people who wish to share ideas and insights on how they are raising their pets as well as discuss other things that may or may not concern their dogs. A Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen club may be a local, national, or international organization, and there are usually certain guidelines for membership. [...]
A Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is a dog that is considered a pedigree because the population of the breed is rather small and controlled breeding is applied to the breed. This is to ensure that the dog remains as pure as its ancestors and retains the original qualities of the breed, whether in temperament or physical aspects. A purebred Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is a dog that was born from two dogs of the same breed which were also born from a couple of dogs with the same breed and so on and so forth. This kind of controlled breeding is often what breeders do to ensure that they are indeed breeding purebred dogs. Only a purebred Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen qualifies for pedigree papers. [...]
As a dog owner, it is quite imperative that you join a kennel club that is dedicated to your dog's breed. It is beneficial to join such a club because you will have access to a lot of valuable information concerning your dog, and you can also get some useful tips on dog management. Other than these, it will also provide you an avenue to socialize your dog. Through this club, you will be able to expose your dog to dogs of its own kind. Being a member of a kennel club will also allow you to share stories and photos of your pride and joy with other dog owners. [...]
The Papillon, being far from obscure, has a fair share of publications and clubs devoted solely, or at least significantly, to the breed. While there isn't much in the way of exclusive magazines relating to Papillons, there are more than enough available books to make up for this. Below you will find listed some of the more popular ones, all readily available from most online bookstores and auction sites.
The Complete Papillon, by David and Carolyn Roe, serves as the official book of the breed. The book is said to have, not only the information you can expect, but in fact, almost 100% of the pertinent information regarding the breed. For example, most official breed books don't actually have very much discussion relating to the breed's preferred diet. That is, though, something you will find in this one. Anyone looking to pick up some books on the Papillon might be best advised to put this one at the top of the shopping list. [...]