BRITISH CAVY COUNCIL

Welcome to the website of the British Cavy Council

Self Pink Eyed Golden

Self Pink Eyed Golden

Beginner's guide...

If you are new to guinea pigs or would like to find out more about the cavy fancy, you will find useful information here...

NCC affiliated clubs

Looking for your local cavy club? You can find a list of the contact details for all the clubs that are currently affiliated to the National Cavy Club here.

Welfare Code

The British Cavy Council has produced a Code of Practice that outlines the welfare needs of cavies.

Use of Prefix Certificate

The purpose of the BCC registration certificate is simply to confirm that a fee has been paid by someone to give him or her the sole use of the stud name when exhibiting stock at UK cavy shows. It is in no way an endorsement of the quality of stock. More.

Photographs

The majority of the photographs on this site have been kindly provided by Lyndon Nowell and Evelyne van Vliet. Please do not copy any of these images without the permission of the BCC

The British Cavy Council (BCC) champions the exhibition and promotion of purebred cavies (guinea pigs). It is not a club or an association with members, rather it comprises representatives from each of the thirteen Specialist Breed Clubs in the UK, plus a Chairman and a Secretary/Treasurer.

The aim of this website is to provide a source of reference material related to the objectives of the BCC, that is freely and instantly available to any interested cavy fancier in the UK or abroad. If you are new to cavies, you might find it useful to visit our satelite-site first for an introduction to the cavy and the cavy fancy.

On the following pages, you can learn about the BCC, view its Objectives and its Constitution and Rules, and read minutes of its previous meetings. You can also find out more about the Breed Clubs that it serves and the breeds that they cater for, including details of the Breed Standards, galleries of photographs, links to Breed Club web sites, and Breed Club contact details. If you would like to know more about Breed Standards, there are links to pages that explain how standards are developed and how they should be applied.

The BCC is charged with maintaining a Stud Prefix Register. The Register can be viewed on screen, and information can be found on how to apply for a prefix.

The Information tab provides a library of useful articles on breeds of cavy and related matters, as well as links to other cavy-related web sites. Finally, there are links to adverts posted by Specialist Breed Club members and contact details for key posts within the BCC.

Latest news

April 2014

A Teddy Cavy Club breed page has been created.

April 2014

Contact details for all the NCC affiliated clubs now available.

April 2014

The British Cavy Council met on 12th October 2013. The minutes are available here.

29th May 2012

A reminder about the purpose and appropriate use of BCC Prefix Registration Certificates

19th February 2012

The National Cavy Club and the Southern Cavy Club have issued a Joint Statement regarding unexplained deaths of cavies in winter 2011/2012.

7th February 2011

The BCC Welfare Code of Practice has been published.

10th January 2011

The British Cavy Council met on 23rd October 2010. The minutes are available here.

1st January 2011

The Self Pink Eyed Cream, the Otter, and the Teddy are a awarded a Full Standard. Minor revisions made to the Guidance Notes for the Rex standard

1st January 2011

The Swiss has been awarded a Guide Standard.

1st January 2011

Guidance notes for certain New and Emerging Varieties have been amended.

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