Historic New Castle Delaware
the first county in the first state is now the home of


  • The first PBGV show kennel in the USA,raising and showing PBGV’s since 1983.
  • Home of "ALEXANDER" the puppy that first started it all in the USA.
  • Home of the first All American Bred Litter.
  • Founding members of the PBGV Club of America

We are George & Betty Barth, owners of Gebeba Kennels. A small, privately owned, Professional Show Kennel located in New Castle, Delaware. We are not open to the public, but you are invited to visited us by appointment. We breed beautiful, conformationally correct, healthy and happy PBGV to optimize the quality of the next generation. Puppies and dogs are well socialized, raised in our home, under foot, along with our cats too!

George & Betty Barth
owners of
Gebeba Kennels.

It all started in 1983. While vacationing in Canada we came upon a litter of PBGV puppies in a children's petting zoo. Already involved with showing and breeding dogs, this new breed intrigued us so much that we could not go home without one of the tail wagging happy-go-lucky pups. Having an eye for a good specimen, we selected the puppy that was most structurally pleasing. Just 5 days later, back in the USA, this 3 month old puppy went to his first dog show and walked away the grand winner. Our puppy, Alexander, had just won Best in Show at a highly promoted dog show with over 3300 entries. In the following weeks, Alexander's face was seen in Newspapers and Dog Magazines through out the country. Alex caught the attention a dog fanciers who attended the show and other enthusiast throughout the country. He inspired many of this countries original breeders to set out and acquire their first PBGV and so the story goes....


( June 14, 1983 -
November 20, 1998 )

The PBGV who
"started it all" !!!

Best in Show Puppy

1983 PHA/OFASuperMatch,
total entry 3300.
Then in 1985 we had the very fortunate opportunity to obtain our foundation stud dog from Elizabeth Streeter, owner of the Skycastle Hunting Pack. WARRIOR was bred in France, imported to the USA, hunted with the Skycastle hounds and then came to Gebeba where he lived out his life as a spoiled house pet, who also had a show career and sired several litters. One of our fondest memories is of Warrior winning the Veteran Dog class at the National Specialty at the age of 14. All dogs produced by Gebeba can be traced back to Warrior, AKC CH Turenne.

AKC CH Turenne
AKA: Warrior

Foundation Stud Dog of Gebeba PBGV

George & Betty are original founding members of the PBGVCA , Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Club of America , which is the breeds national club and an AKC member club. Betty served on the committee to write the first American breed standard and has served as President of the National Club. Both George & Betty are also working members of the MNJPBGVA, Mid NJ PBGV Association. Both have held positions on the Board of Directors and several committees.

Founding members of the PBGVCA

Members of the

Now, with over 20 years experience in the breed, we are proud to say that we have bred some of the countries finest show and performance, AKC titled dogs. Among them, several Specialty BEST in SHOW winners, one of whom went on to be the years #1 PBGV, Ch Gebeba's Nutter Butter Carcinet owned by Dr Mary Meritz and Ron Newman.

Ch Gebeba's Nutter Butter Carcinet

The top performance dogs include one very special dog, Teddy, Bred by George & Betty Barth and Megan McCullion, owned , loved and trained by Megan McCullion Esherick. Teddy, Ch Gebeba's E Street Shuffle, VCD2, is the first PBGV to hold this AKC title.

Ch. Gebeba's E Street Shuffle, VCD2, OAP, OPJ, CGC, OAC-V, OJC-V, OGC-V, PD1, GV-N.

And we are most proud of our top producers, several of our dogs hold an ROM national club title, Register of Merit, including the #1 Top Producing Stud dog for several years, CH Gebeba's Je Suis Prest AKA: James. James was bred and is owned by George & Betty Barth . George also owner-handled James to a Specialty BEST in SHOW.

Last but not least are all the wonderful fuzzy faced family companions who live throughout the US and abroad. We thank everyone who has adopted a Gebeba puppy and made them a part of their family.

CH Gebeba's
Je Suis Prest


Best in Show

#1 Stud Dog




George & Betty Barth
New Castle, Delaware


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