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Motion #01-10

I move to bring Motion #46-09 back to the table for discussion.

Motion: Archie Kinter

Second: Claudia Lane

Yes: Brandt, Chryssanthis, Engle, Hilliker, Johnson, Kintner, Lane, Morris, Pechtold

No:

Abstain:

Motion passed and is resolved 10/03/09

Motion #02-10

I move, "The Board of Directors of the Basset Hound Club of America approve a Regional Specialty for the Basset Hound Club of Western Pennsylvania on August 8, 2010 at the Canfield Fairgrounds in Canfield, OH in conjunction with the Beaver County Kennel Club."

Show Chair: Patricia Curtis

Co-Chair: Edna Morris

Hospitality: Andrea Seubert

Advertising: Edna Morris

Trophies, Deborah Good

Judges: Gale Yamaguchi, Regular Classes & Sharon Nance, Sweepstakes

Motion: Bobbi Brandt

Second: Edna Morris

Yes: Brandt, Chryssanthis, Engle, Hilliker, Johnson, Kintner, Lane, Morris, Pechtold

No:

Abstain:

Motion passed and is resolved 10/03/09

Motion #03-10

I move, "The Board of Directors authorize the Treasuer to purchase three (3) interest bearing CD's each in the amount of $30,000."

Motion: Ken Engle

Second: Mark Chryssanthis

Yes: Brandt, Chryssanthis, Engle, Hilliker, Johnson, Kintner, Lane, Morris, Pechtold

No:

Abstain:

Motion passed and is resolved 10/03/09

Motion #04-10

I move, "That the Board of Directors of the Basset Hound Club of America approve the 2010 FTAC Spring Field Trial schedule as submitted by Roy Fair, FTAC Chair with the two suggested changes as discussed at our 2009 Fall Board meeting."

Motion: Bobbi Brandt

Second: Edna Morris

Yes: Brandt, Chryssanthis, Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Johnson, Kinter, Lane, Morris, Pechtold

No:

Abstain:

Vote not received:

Motion passed and is resolved 10/23/09

Motion #05-10

I move, "That the Board of Directors of the Basset Hound Club of America approve the purchase of a 15" MacBook Pro for use by the BHCA webmaster in maintaining the BHCA Website at a cost of $1,800 "or less.

Motion: Mark Chryssanthis

Second: Claudia Lane

Yes: Brandt, Chryssanthis, Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Johnson, Kintner, Lane, Morris, Pechtold

No:

Abstain:

Vote not received:

Motion passed and is resolved 11/05/09

Motion #06-10

I move, "That the Board of Directors of the Basset Hound Club of America approve payment of a $500 scholarship award for Brian Cuoco, BHCA Junior member who is now in college."

Motion: Edna Morris

Second: Ellen Johnson

Yes: Brandt, Chryssanthis, Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Johnson, Kintner, Lane, Morris, Pechtold

No:

Abstain:

Vote not received:

Motion passed and is resolved 11/05/09

Motion #07-10

I move, "That the Board of Directors of the Basset Hound Club of America purchase a suitable laptop for use by the Recording Secretary, not to exceed a total amount of $600.00."

Motion: Bobbi Brandt

Second: Ellen Johnson

Yes: Brandt, Chryssanthis, Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Johnson, Kintner, Lane, Pechtold

No:

Abstain: Morris

Vote not received:

Motion passed and is resolved 11/06/09

Motion #08-10

I move, "That the board of directors vote the following individuals into membership that were published in the Sept/Oct 2009 issue of Tally Ho: Miles & Martha Fairris, Lori & Chris Mathews, Betsy & Dennis Zuburg, Jim Curtiss, Karla Kollasch, Cynthia Miller, Joseph Miller, Megan Nicole Amburgey (Jr. Member)"

Motion: Bobbi Brandt

Second: Edna Morris

Yes: Brandt, Chryssanthis, Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Johnson, Lane, Morris, Pechtold

No:

Abstain:

Vote not received: Kintner

Motion passed and is resolved 11/20/09.

Motion #09-10 (see below)

Whereas, Article II, Section 4 of the Bylaws provides that a member may be terminated from membership by lapsing for failure to pay dues. However, the law of Wisconsin, BHCA's state of incorporation, does not allow for such a termination unless it is authorized by the Articles of Incorporation. BHCA's Articles do not so provide; accordingly, BHCA's bylaw regarding termination by lapsing cannot be enforced. The following Resolution provides due process to advise delinquent members of their loss of privileges prior to termination of membership, and should assist in member retention. No member can be expelled under this Resolution unless dues are delinquent for in excess of one year.

Motion #09-10

I move "That a member who is delinquent in paying his, her or their Club dues for a period of ninety (90) days from the first day of the Club's fiscal year, shall be deemed a member not in good standing and shall be suspended from all Club privileges, including, but not limited to, voting privileges, the right to receive the Tally Ho, and the right to be published in the BHCA Roster, until such time as such member pays all such delinquent dues or resigns from the Club, whichever shall first occur. Immediately after the expiration of ninety (90) days from the beginning of each fiscal year, the Corresponding Secretary shall send notice to all such members not in good standing advising such members of their dues delinquency and of their suspended status, and shall request that such members either bring such dues current or resign from the Club. The Club may expel any member whose dues remain delinquent for a period of more than one (1) year at an Annual Meeting in accordance with Article VIII, Section 4 of the Bylaws."

Motion: Archie Kintner

Second: Claudia Lane

Yes: Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Johnson, Kintner, Lane

No: Chryssanthis, Morris

Abstain: Brandt

Not Voting: Pechtold

Motion passed and is resolved 11/30/09

Motion #10-10

I move, "That BHCA fund the seed money for the 2010 Nationals in the amount of $3,000 to provide necessary operating funds to begin planning."

Motion: Brian Pechtold

Second: Bobbi Brandt

Yes: Chryssanthis, Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Johnson, Lane, Morris, Pechtold

No:

Abstain:

Not Voting: Kintner

Motion is passed and resolved 12/04/09

Motion #11-10.

I move, "That all memorials made by the BHCA in a deceased member's name be directed to The BHCA Foundation, Inc. In lieu of the AKC Canine Health Foundation unless otherwise directed by the member's family. The amount of the memorial is set at $50. "

Motion: Brian Pechtold

Second: Bobbi Brandt

Yes: Chryssanthis, Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Johnson, Kintner, Lane, Morris, Pechtold

No:

Abstain:

Not Voting:

Motion is passed and resolved 12/04/09

Motion #12-10

I move, "The BHCA Board approve a donation of $1,000 to Golden Gate Basset Hound Rescue to assist with the influx of 50 dogs due to the closing of a breeding facility (puppy mill) in northern California."

Motion: Claudia Lane

Second: Ellen Johnson

Yes: Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Johnson, Kintner, Lane, Morris, Pechtold

No:

Abstain:

Not Voting: Chryssanthis

Motion is passed and resolved 12/24/09

Motion #13-10.

I move, "That the BHCA purchase the painting Jackie Adams did for the Basset Hound booth at the AKC Meet the Breed event for $250 and donate it to the 2010 Nationals raffle."

Motion: Ken Engle

Second: Bobbi Brandt

Yes: Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Johnson, Kintner, Lane, Pechtold

No:

Abstain: Morris

Not Voting: Chryssanthis

Motion is passed and resolved 12/24/09

Motion #14-10

I move. "That the Board of Directors sign the contract with Dog Show Video Pro's for the 2010 Nationals for their services as videographer, which was provided to us by Bjorn Zetterlund, Visual Records, Chair."

Motion : Bobbi Brandt

Second: Ken Engle

Yes: Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Johnson, Lane, Morris, Pechtold

No:

Abstain:

Not Voting: Chryssanthis, Kintner

Motion is passed and resolved 12/31/09

Motion #15-10

I move, "That the Basset Hound Club of America accept Perpetual trophies as well as Challenge Trophies, with the criteria for donation based on a similar guideline as the Challenge Trophies."

Motion :  Bobbi Brandt

Second:  Ken Engle

Yes:    Brandt, Chryssanthis, Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Johnson, Kintner, Lane, Morris, Pechtold

No:

Abstain:

Not Voting:

Motion is passed and resolved 01/17/10

Motion #16-10

I move, "That the Board of Directors vote into membership the following applicants published in the Nov/Dec 2009 issue of the Tally Ho:  Kathy & Russ Kirk, Carla & Myra Miller, Julie & Paul Moore, Gail Darlene Russell & Marsha Gayle Freeman, Helen Francis Young."

Motion:  Bobbi Brandt

Second:  Edna Morris

Yes:  Brandt, Chryssanthis, Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Johnson, Kintner, Lane, Morris, Pechtold

No:

Abstain:

Not Voting:

Motion is passed and resolved 01/29/10

Motion #17-10

I move, "That BHCA purchase a perpetual trophy to be named The Beverly Stockfelt Memorial Trophy using funds from the Breeder Memorial Fund originally set up in her name, in an amount not to exceed $1,000 plus the cost of a carrying case.  This trophy will be presented annually at the Nationals to the breeder of the Best of Breed winner.  The remaining balance in the fund will be transferred to the BHCA Foundation as a contribution in memory of both Lee and Beverly Stockfelt."

Motion:  Brian Pechtold

Second:  Claudia Lane

Yes:   Brandt, Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Johnson, Kintner, Lane, Pechtold

No:  Morris

Abstain:

Not Voting:   Chryssanthis

Motion is passed and resolved 01/31/10

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Motion #18-10

I move, "That we purchase the required software for the webmaster laptop in order for the new webmaster to be able to perform her job.  Cost of the software is roughly $1,700."

Motion: Mark Chryssanthis

Second: Edna Morris

Yes:

No:

Abstain:

Not Voting:

Note:  Motion tabled by Motion #20-10.

 

Motion #19-10

I move, "That the Recording Secretary be permitted to record Board meetings for his/her use in preparation of the minutes of said meetings."

Motion: Edna Morris

Second: Mark Chryssanthis

Yes: Chryssanthis, Kintner, Morris, Pechtold

No: Brandt, Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Johnson, Lane

Abstain:

Not Voting:

Motion defeated 02/22/10

 

Motion #20-10

I move, "To table Motion #18-10 on Website Software until we can check on the possibility and expense of outsourcing the upkeep on the website."

Motion: Ellen Johnson

Second: Bobbi Brandt

Yes: Brandt, Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Johnson, Kintner, Lane, Pechtold

No: Chryssanthis, Morris

Abstain:

Not Voting:

Motion is passed and resolved 02/19/10

 

Motion #21-10

I move, “That the Board of Directors of the BHCA approve the 2010 JEC's version of the new Basset Hound Educational DVD.”

Motion: Bobbi Brandt

Second: Ken Engle

Yes: Brandt, Chryssanthis, Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Johnson, Kintner, Pecthold

No:

Abstain: Lane (JEC Committee member)

Not voting: Morris (unavailable for health reasons)

Motion is passed and resolved 03/05/10

 

Motion #22-10

I move, “That the Board approve the two FT rule book changes as suggested by FTAC.”

1 - To comply with the motion to state an age limit of 6 months for entry at Basset Hound Field trials made at the October 8, 2009 FTAC meeting, the following addition to the Rule Book - Chapter 7 – Entry Requirements and Eligibility - Add New Section

SECTION 15 No Hound under 6 months of age shall be eligible to compete in Basset Hound Field Trials.

2 - To comply with the motion to remove requirement to submit entry forms to AKC with trial results at the October 8, 2009 FTAC meeting, the following deletion and additional statement to the Rule Book - Chapter 10 Judges’ Books and Reports

SECTION 1 2nd paragraph:

The Judges’ book, together with all the entry forms for the regular classes and a full report of the trial shall be sent to The American Kennel Club in time to be received by them no later than seven (7) days after the closing date of the trial.  Entry forms will be retained by the host club for 12 months in case questions arise.

Delete “together with all the entry forms for the regular classes”

Add sentence in italics above after first sentence of that paragraph: Entry forms will be retained by the host club  for 12 months in case questions arise.

Motion: Ken Engle

Second: Mark Chryssanthis

Yes: Brandt, Chryssanthis, Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Johnson, Kintner, Lane, Morris, Pechtold

No:

Abstain:

Not voting:

Motion is passed and resolved 03/17/10

 

Motion #23-10

I move. “That the BHCA hire Patricia Witter as webmaster for the BHCA website at a cost of $100.00 per year, and that Terri Rallenkotter act as club liaison to the webmaster. “

Motion: Bobbi Brandt

Second: Ken Engle

Yes: Brandt, Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Johnson, Kintner, Lane, Pechtold

No: Chryssanthis, Morris

Abstain:

Not voting:

Motion is passed and resolved 03/17/10

Note:  This motion replaced #18-10.

 

Motion #24-10

I move, "That the following applicants published in the Jan/Feb 2010  issue of Tally Ho be voted into membership:  Kim Bruck & Spencer & Tammy Hayes."

Motion: Bobbi Brandt

Second: Edna Morris

Yes: Chryssanthis, Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Johnson, Kintner, Lane, Morris

No:

Abstain: Brandt

Not voting: Pechtold

Motion is passed and resolved 03/22/10

 

Motion #25-10

I move, "That the Board accept the Best of Breed Perpetual Trophy and accompanying Keeper Trophies donation offer made by Claudia Orlandi."

Motion:  Ken Engle

Second:  Bobbi Brandt

Yes:  Brandt, Chryssanthis, Harder, Hilliker, Johnson, Kintner, Lane, Morris, Pechtold

No:

Abstain:

Not voting:  Engle

Motion is passed and resolved 04/05/10

 

Motion #26-10

I move. "That the Board of Directors of the Basset Hound Club of America approval a Regional Specialty for the Greater San Diego Basset Hound Club in conjunction with three days of Basset Hound specialties at the Featherly Regional Park in Anaheim California on Friday, May 20, 2011.

Show Chair--John Schwartz

Co-Chair--JoAnn  Nolan

Hospitality--Janet Hicks

Advertising--John Schwartz

Trophies--JoAnn Nolan

Judge--Mark Chryssanthis

Sweepstakes not offered"

Motion:  Bobbi Brandt

Second:  Edna Morris

Yes:   Brandt, Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Johnson, Lane, Morris, Pechtold

No:

Abstain:  Chryssanthis

Not voting:  Kintner

Motion is passed and resolved 04/12/10

 

Motion #27-10

I move, "That the Board of Directors approve a BHCA Regional for the Highland Lakes BHA  to be held on November 14, 2010 at the Laubach Social Club in Seguin, TX,  in conjunction with the BHC of Greater San Antonio, BHC of Greater Houston, Highland Lakes BHA specialty Shows.

Show Chair--Randy Frederiksen

Co-Chair--Dee Hagy

Hospitality--Sandra Booth

Advertising--Bob Booth

Trophies-- Lindy Bales

Judge--Jim Dok"

Motion:  Bobbi Brandt

Second:  Edna Morris

Yes:  Brandt, Chryssanthis, Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Johnson, Kintner, Lane, Morris, Pechtold

No:

Abstain:

Not voting:

Motion is passed and resolved 04/05/10

 

Motion # 28-10

I move that all resolutions of the board of directors adopted by e-mail vote and all actions taken in relation hereto and hereby are approved and ratified.

Motion: Ken Engle

Second: Archie Kintner

Voting yes:  Brandt, Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Kintner, Lane, Pechtold

Voting no:

Motion passed and resolved (4/16/10)

 

Motion # 29-10

I move that we dispense   with the previous board meeting minutes.

Motion:  Archie Kintner

Second:   Max Harder

Voting yes: Brandt, Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Kintner, Lane, Pechtold

Voting no:

Motion passed and resolved (4/16/10)

 

Motion # 30-10

I move that in celebration of the Canadian BHC 50th anniversary that a check in the amount of $250.00 along with a certificate of recognition be sent on behalf of BHCA.

Motion:  Claudia Lane

Second:  Ken Engle

Voting yes:  Brandt, Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Kintner, Lane, Pechtold

Voting no:

Motion passed and resolved (4/16/10)

 

Motion # 31-10

I move that the Futurity/Maturity secretary be allowed to enter the Futurity/Maturity but may not take entries.

Motion:  Ellen Johnson

Seconded:  Max Harder

Voting yes:    Brandt, Engle, Harder, Hilliker , Johnson, Kintner, Lane, Pechtold

Voting no:

Motion passed and resolved (4/17/10)

 

 

Motion # 32-10

I move that under the F/M stakes rules eligibility section a, we delete the F/M Secretary or assist secretary or any member of their immediate family from participating in the particular stakes and insert “any person excepting entries or their immediate family members”.

Motion:  Max Harder

Second: Ellen Johnson

Voting yes:   Brandt, Engle, Harder, Hilliker , Johnson Kintner, Lane, Pechtold

Voting no:

Motion passed and resolved (4/17/10)

 

Motion #33-10

 

I move that the BHCA donate to the following grants from the AKC/CHF Basset Donor Advised Fund  as recommended  by Norine Noonan, Health & Research Chair:

Grant # 01130: immune targeting of canine hemangiosarcoma using a canine derived single chain antibody approach $2,500

Grant # 01248:  whole genome associated analyses for crytorchidism in dogs, $2,500

Grant # 01272:  isolation and characterization of canine induced pluripotential stem cells (ips) $ 2,500

Motion:   Archie Kintner

Second:   Claudia Lane

Voting yes:   Brandt, Engle, Harder, Hilliker , Johnson, Kintner, Lane, Pechtold

Voting no:

Motions passed and resolved (4/17/10)

 

BHCA NATIONAL CONFORMATION JUDGES SELECTION COMMITTEE REPORT — Bob Booth.

The board reviewed the committee’s report and recommendation.  The report is to be placed online and in the Tally Ho for member review.

 

A letter was received from Sue Shoemaker in regard to the omission of some the non-resident member judges’ names and one US member judge  being eliminated  from the eligible judges’ list for the 2011 nationals.

 

The board decided that it is the responsibility of the individual judges to make sure that the BHCA has the correct information.  In hopes of preventing this occurrence in the future, the corresponding secretary is to send a letter to all non-US resident judges that wish to be listed as eligible to judge the BHCA nationals in the future by  sending  proof of which country they are licensed to judge.  The names were omitted this year because the recording secretary, who is required to verify their eligible status, was not able to verify some of the judge’s  eligibility  through AKC or the country of origin in which they are  licensed.

 

ROM COMMITTEE CHAIR —Sue Boyd.

The board recommended that Sue have the ROM form with required information for members’ dogs who may be eligible for their ROM printed in the TH once with a deadline of December 31st .  It is the responsibility of the eligible members whose dog(s) qualify for this award  to provide the chair with the information.  This form should also be put on the website.

 

PUBLIC EDUCATION CHAIR —Sue Smyth.

Advised the board that she needs to have more copies of  “Discover The Basset Hound” printed and is in the process of procuring bids from various sources.  Sue needs to contact Brian Pechtold, treasurer, with bids prior to making a commitment.  The board also agreed to order two BHCA banners at a cost of $49.95 each to be used for PEC events.

 

The BHCA website needs to be updated with committee chair information. Edna will send all of the updated information to Terri Ralenkotter for inclusion on the site.

 

AKC CLUB TITLES—The AKC has established a program that offers a certificate for club titles if an individual should choose to purchase one at a cost of $50.00.  The Hunt Test would fall under this category.   Jo Ann Hilliker will send a response to AKC about their new program and the hunt test qualifying for such a program.

 

Motion # 34-10

I move that the following committees be considered standing committees and must be populated by the board:  Budget, By-laws, Fiscal Oversight, FTAC, Futurity/Maturity Stakes, Nominating Committee.

 

Motion:  Claudia Lane

Second:  Max Harder

Voting yes :   Brandt, Engle, Harder,  Hilliker , Johnson, Kintner, Lane, Pechtold

Voting no:

Motion passed and resolved (4/17/10)

 

Motion # 35-10

I move that Motion #09-10 be amended to read “membership year” instead of “fiscal year”.

Motion:  Brian Pechtold

Second:  Ellen Johnson

Voting yes:  Brandt, Engle, Harder, Hilliker , Johnson, Kintner, Lane, Pechtold

Voting no:

Motion passed and resolved (4/17/10)

 

 

Motion #36-10

I move, "That we renew our general liability policy with limits of $1,000,000 per occurrence/$2,000,000 aggregate which includes Bodily Injury/Property Damage and up to $2,000 in miscellaneous club owned equipment.  The premium is $580 plus a $25 processing fee for a total expenditure of $605.  The new policy will run until 06/15/11."

Motion:  Brian Pechtold

Second:  Mark Chryssanthis

Yes:  Brandt, Chryssanthis, Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Johnson, Kintner, Lane, Morris, Pechtold

No:

Abstain:

Not Voting:

Motion is passed and resolved 04/12/10

 

Motion #37-10

I move, "That the BHCA approve the printing of 1500 copies of the Pocket Guide of the Basset Hound as submitted by the Judges / Member Education Committee for a cost of $800.00."

Motion:  Bobbi Brandt

Second:  Archie Kintner

Yes:  Brandt, Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Johnson, Kintner, Pechtold

No:  Chryssanthis, Morris

Abstain:  Lane (committee member)

Not Voting:

Motion is passed and resolved 05/19/10

 

Motion #38-10

I move, "That the Board of Directors vote into membership the following applicants published in the March/April 2010 issue of Tally Ho:   Storm Britton-Ilouno & Roland Hernandez, John & Sheryl Lewin, Gary & Jeanette Nestor, Jo-Ann Schaudies."

Motion:  Bobbi Brandt

Second:  Edna Morris

Yes:  Brandt, Harder, Johnson, Lane, Morris

No:

Abstain:

Not Voting:  Chryssanthis, Engle, Hilliker, Kintner, Pechtold

Motion defeated 05/24/10

 

 

Motion #39-10

I move, "That the BHCA rename the Junior Scholarship Fund to "The Junior Member Scholarship Fund" in honor of Nancy Mulligan."

Motion:  Bobbi Brandt

Second:  Ken Engle

Yes:  Brandt, Chryssanthis, Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Johnson, Kintner, Lane, Morris, Pechtold

No:

Abstain:

Not voting:

Motion is passed and resolved 06/02/10

 

Motion #40-10

I move, "That the Board of Directors approve the Fall Field Trial Schedule as submitted by Roy Fair, FTAC Chair, as shown below and attached." (see  page 49, July/August issue of Tally-Ho)

Motion:  Bobbi Brandt

Second:  Edna Morris

Yes:  Brandt, Chryssanthis, Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Kintner, Lane, Morris, Pechtold

No:

Abstain:

Not voting:  Johnson

Motion is passed and resolved 06/02/10

 

Motion #41-10

I move, "That the Board accept the two (2) recommendations from the Versatility Committee as stated below to modify the Versatility Certificate program."

Motion:  Jo Ann Hilliker

Second:  Claudia Lane

Yes:  Chryssanthis, Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Kintner, Lane, Morris, Pechtold

No:

Abstain:

Not voting:  Brandt, Johnson

Motion is passed and resolved 06/02/10

  • Option 1

(1)  Earn eleven (11) VC points from a minimum of 3 of the following disciplines: conformation, field                           trialing/hunt test, tracking, agility, or obedience/rally.

(2)  Must include conformation and one of the scent disciplines (field/hunt or tracking)

(3)  Must include a minimum of five (5) VC points from one discipline, three (3) points from a second discipline, and two (2) from a third discipline (a minimum combination of 5-3-2 VC points in the three disciplines).

(4)  VC points are not cumulative within a discipline. Only the points from the highest-ranking title in a discipline are counted. For example, a UD entitles a dog to six (6) points. No additional points are earned from his CDX and CD titles.

(5)  Points for earning partial titles are accepted for conformation and field trialing.

(6)  It is required that all owners be members of the BHCA.

  • Option 2

(1)  Earn eleven (11) VC points from a minimum of 4 of the following disciplines:

conformation, field trialing/hunt test, tracking, agility or obedience/rally.

(2)  Must include conformation and one of the scent disciplines (field/hunt or tracking).

(3)  Must include a minimum of five (5) VC points from one discipline and two (2) VC points from three other disciplines (a minimum combination or 5-2-2-2 in the four disciplines).

(4)  Partial titles may not be included in the 5-2-2-2 requirement, but may be used in addition to the earned 5-2-2-2 combination for either conformation or field trialing.

(5)  Same as #4 of Option 1.

(6)  Same as #6 of Option 1.

 

 

Motion #42-10

I move, "To accept, on a retroactive basis, the attached Perpetual Trophy Guideline." (see below)

Motion:  Max Harder

Second:  Bobbi Brandt

Yes:  Brandt, Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Johnson, Lane, Pechtold

No:  Chryssanthis, Morris

Abstain:

Not Voting:  Kintner

Motion is passed and resolved 06/09/10

 

GUIDELINES FOR THE OFFERING OF A PERPETUAL TROPHY

THROUGH THE BASSET HOUND CLUB OF AMERICA, Inc.

 

I.                FOUNDATION PREMISES FOR PREPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT

 

The tack of this document is based on a few basic premises.  These trophies are presented through BHCA by its members, memorializing its members and hounds thus the offering shall be limited to BHCA members.  This premise may serve to encourage interest in belonging to BHCA and to provide meaningful pieces of history to further enhance the win at the BHCA National competitions.  Management of Perpetual Trophies is an obligatory responsibility of the Club.

 

II.                    MAKING A PROPOSAL

 

A.     Perpetual Trophy proposals shall be received from any individual BHCA member, group of individual BHCA members or BHCA member club(s).

 

B.     Perpetual Trophy proposals shall be received by the BHCA Board of Directors at any time either through postal mail, e-mail or, a presentation at a scheduled meeting of the Board.

 

C.     Proposals shall include these guidelines pertaining to the offering of Perpetual Trophies through the Basset Hound Club of America Inc.

 

1      The proposal shall name and support the merits of the individual to be    memorialized.

 

2.     The proposal shall contain a complete and detailed description of the trophy including size, value of trophy, additional “keeper” mementos and a protective reusable shipping case.

 

3.     The proposal shall outline the condition of offering.  These guidelines should be followed:

 

1)     A perpetual trophy shall be offered only at the BHCA fall national specialty and only in a competition discipline offered in association with the national specialty.

2)     The proposal shall limit the offering to BHCA members only.

3)     The BHCA through its Nationals Trophy Chair will oversee and pay for engraving of the winner(s) names to be attached to the trophy.

 

III.                  MERIT OF CAUSE

 

Basset Hound Club of America perpetual trophies shall memorialize a member or members of BHCA.  BHCA is an organization made up of Basset Hound fanciers as opposed to hounds.  A Basset Hound may be memorialized with a perpetual trophy as long as its breeder(s) and owner(s) are members of the Basset Hound Club of America, the Board of Directors accepts the proposal and the Basset Hound has achieved at least one of the national competition achievements outlined in eligibility requirements.

 

Eligibility requirements for memorialized members or their hounds:

 

1)     It is recommended members should be members honored with 25-year membership pins or Life Membership.  AND

2)     Members must be known to a significant number of the membership through contributions of service to the Basset Hound Club of America as an Officer or Director, Editor of the Tally-Ho, or appointments to standing committees.

3)     Honored hounds must have been owned and bred by BHCA member(s) and the hounds’ achievements much include at least one of the following:  BHCA National Fall Specialty Conformation Winners Dog, Winners Bitch, Best of Breed, and Best of Opposite Sex Winner, High in Trial Obedience and Agility Trial Winners, Field Trial Open Dog, Open Bitch or Absolute winner, BHCA top producer honors or have achieved the title Champion Tracker of which one of the three required titles was earned at a BHCA fall national tracking event.  It is recommended that honored hounds have exceptional merits beyond the basic requirements listed here.

 

IV.                  APPROPRIATE VALUE

 

The acceptable value of a proposed perpetual trophy is subject to review by the BHCA Board of Directors.  Beginning with the adoption of these standing rule guidelines the suggested minimum required value of the trophy alone is $1,000.  Special consideration will be given to unique works of art.  A “keeper” memento of the perpetual trophy will be supplied each year by the original perpetual trophy donor(s) so long as they are members of the Basset Hound Club of America.  Additional financial responsibility for a substantial re-usable shipping container to protect the trophy throughout the trophy’s offering at the BHCA fall nationals will also rest with the donor(s).

 

V.         OWNERSHIP OF PERPETUAL TROPHY

 

The perpetual trophy shall be considered a donation to BHCA. Once approved and accepted, the Perpetual Trophy and all initially donated yearly “keeper” mementos become the property of the Basset Hound Club of America, Inc. The Board of Directors of the Basset Hound Club of America shall have full control over the offering and disposition of all perpetual trophies.  Should the BHCA find it necessary to retire the offering (for whatever reason) the Basset Hound Club of America Board of Directors shall make a final decision on the disposition of the trophy prior to the date of what would be the next scheduled annual offering of the trophy.

 

VI.             REPLACEMENT OF TROPHY OR SHIPPING CONTAINER

 

Replacement of a lost or stolen perpetual trophy will be at the discretion of the BHCA Board of Directors.  Any trophy damaged shall be repaired (should it be financially feasible and appropriate) by the BHCA.  All BHCA perpetual trophies remain in the possession of the Club.

 

Motion #43-10

I move, “That the Board accept the report of the Top Twenty committee and use it as the guideline for the event."

Motion:  Max Harder

Second:  Bobbi Brandt

Yes:  Brandt, Chryssanthis, Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Johnson, Morris, Pechtold

No:

Abstain:  Lane (committee member)

Not Voting:

Motion is passed and resolved 06/21/10

 

Motion #44-10

I move, "To amend previously adopted Motion #53-09 (to accept the perpetual trophy proposal) to include 10 years of "keeper" trophies valued at no more than $40 each."

Previously adopted Motion #53-09 with amendment:  "To accept the donation of the proposed trophy for Best of Breed donated by Scott and Betsy Deans to be used as a perpetual trophy to include 10 years of "keeper" trophies valued at no more than $40 each."

Motion:  Claudia Lane

Second:  Ellen Johnson

Yes:  Brandt, Chryssanthis, Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Johnson, Kintner, Lane, Morris, Pechtold

No:

Abstain:

Not Voting:

Motion is passed and resolved 06/29/10

 

Motion #45-10

I move, "That the Basset Hound Club of America donate the five special conformation medallions that will be presented in the Club's name for BOB, BOS, BBE and SD/SB at a cost of $125.00 for the 2010 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship show in Long Beach, CA."

Motion:  Bobbi Brandt

Second:  Ken Engle

Yes:  Brandt, Chryssanthis, Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Johnson, Kintner, Lane, Morris, Pechtold

No:

Abstain:

Not Voting:

Motion is passed and resolved 06/25/10

 

Motion #46-10

I move, "That the Board of Directors of the Basset Hound Club of America approve the following applicants published in the May/June issue of Tally Ho:  Joy & Jim Spellman, Scott Warren/Donald Weekley."

Motion:  Bobbi Brandt

Second:  Edna Morris

Yes:  Brandt, Chryssanthis, Harder, Hilliker, Johnson, Kintner, Lane, Morris, Pechtold

No:

Abstain:

Not Voting:  Engle

Motion passed and resolved 07/24/10

 

Motion #47-10
I move, "That the Board of Directors of the Basset Hound Club of America approve a Regional tracking Test for the Dal-Tex Basset Hound Club on April 10, 2011 in Fort Worth, Texas."
Chairman:  Carol Peterman
Co-Chair:  Frances Peterman
Hospitality:  Barbara Shoff
Advertising:  David Dickerson
Trophies:  Marge Cook & Freda Burks
All of the above individuals are members of BHCA.
Judges:  Sue Boyd & Sally Elkins
Test Secretary:  Judgy Jackson
Coordinator:  Marge Cook
Motion:  Bobbi Brandt
Second:  Edna Morris

Yes:  Brandt, Chryssanthis, Engle, Hilliker, Johnson, Kintner, Lane, Morris, Pechtold

No:

Abstain:

Not Voting:

Motion passed and resolved 08/25/10

 

Motion #48-10
I move, "That the Board approve the revised Regulations for the Hunting Performance Test for Scent Hounds as stated below (changes to the regulations are in red).

Motion:  Jo Ann Hilliker

Second:  Ken Engle

Yes:  Brandt, Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Johnson, Kintner, Lane

No:

Abstain:

Not Voting:  Chryssanthis, Morris, Pechtold

Motion passed and resolved 08/31/10

 

REGULATIONS FOR HUNTING  PERFORMANCE  TEST  FOR SCENT HOUNDS

Sponsored by BASSET HOUND CLUB OF AMERICA

 

Effective   January 1, 2011

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Chapter 1.........................................................................................................General Regulations

Chapter 2.............................................................................Qualifying Scores, Awarding of Titles

Chapter 3.........................................................................Instructions for Hunting Test Committees

Chapter 4.......................................................................Test Requirements, Instructions for Judges

 

Chapter 1

General Regulations

The word "dog" or "hound" whenever used in these Regulations includes both sexes. Scent Hounds include Basset Hounds, Beagles, Dachshunds , Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen (PBGV) , Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen (GBGV) and Harriers

Section 1. Eligibility of Clubs to Hold Hunting Tests. The Board of Directors of the Basset Hound Club of  America (BHCA) may, at its discretion grant permission to hold Hunting Tests, such Hunting Tests shall be governed by such Rules and Regulations determined by the Board of Directors.

Section 2. Permission to hold Hunting Test. Written request to hold a Hunting Test will be submitted to the  Hunting Test Committee Chairman at least 3 months in advance of the date of the test. The request will state the date and location for the test, the Test Chairman and Test Secretary.

Section 3. Entry Requirements. A Hunting Test may offer Stakes for Solo, Brace and/or Two-coupled Pack for which qualifying scores for titles of Hunting Hound (HH), Senior Hunting Hound (SHH), Master Hunting Hound  (MHH) and or Master Hunting Excellent (MHE) might be earned.

Hunting Tests shall be open to all AKC registered Scent Hounds of six months of age or older on the first day of  the Hunting Test. Spayed or neutered hounds are eligible for entry in Hunting Tests. A hound with an AKC Limited Registration or valid ILP/PAL number shall be eligible to be entered in the Hunting  Performance Test.

Section 4.  Publications. All Hunting  Performance Test Committees are required to have available copies of the latest  editions of the  Hunting Performance Test  for Scent Hounds Regulations . The secretary should  have  copies of relevant AKC Publications  such as  Dealing with Misconduct.

Section 5. Hunting Test Secretary. The premium list for Hunting Test shall designate the Hunting Test Secretary  as receiving entries. The Hunting Test Secretary must be a member of BHCA.

Section 6. Hunting  Performance Test Committee. The Hunting  Performance Test Committee shall be comprised of at least five members and may include the Hunting Test Secretary, but the Hunting Test Secretary shall not be designated as the Hunting Test Committee Chairman.

The Hunting Performance Test Committee will have complete responsibility for the planning and conducting of the event. A majority of the Hunting Test Committee must be present during the Hunting Test. In the  event of absence of Hunting Test Committee Members the Chairman or an officiating officer shall appointed sufficient Committee Members in order to insure compliance with this Section.

The Hunting Performance Test Committee and Hunting Test Secretary shall be held responsible for compliance with all the applicable Rules and Regulations for Hunting Tests, except those coming under the sole jurisdiction of the Judges, and must provide themselves with copies of the latest editions of the books listed in Section 4 (Publications).

The Hunting Performance Test Committee of Hunting Test shall have the authority to decide upon any matter arising during the running of the Hunting Test, except a matter coming within the jurisdiction of the Judges.

Section 7. Advertising. A Hunting  Performance Test may not be advertised until notification of approval from the BHCA Corresponding Secretary or the Hunting Test Committee Chairman is received.

Section 8. Premium Lists. A premium list must be provided for Hunting  Performance Tests. The premium list for a Hunting  Test shall be printed (any printing or copying process is acceptable).

The following information shall be included in the premium list for a Hunting  Performance       Test: club, location and date of Test, names and addresses of officers of BHCA, entry fee, stakes offered, names and addresses of judges, name address and telephone number of Hunting Test Secretary, date and time of closing and drawing of entries, and the official Hunting Performance Test entry form. Premium lists shall also specify type of game (rabbit and/or  hare) to be used and entry limitations if any.

Section 9. Closing and Drawing of Entries. Entry Limitations, Running Order. Entries for a Hunting Test may close at any time prior to the Hunting Test including the day of the test.

Each entry form must be completed in full, including any  Hunting  Performance Test titles already earned .The Stake is Solo, Brace or Two-coupled Pack. The Test is Hunting Hound (HH), Senior Hunting Hound (SHH), Master Hunting Hound (MHH) or Master Hunter Excellent (MHE). Both Stake and Test must be specified for each hound entered followed by a "Q" or "NQ". The "Q" indicates a hound testing for a qualifying score and "NQ" indicates the hound is not testing for a qualifying score.

Hunting Performance Test entries shall not be accepted after the closing time and date specified in the premium list. If the Hunting Test does not meet entry limitations stated in the premium list, the Hunting Test Secretary may accept entries until the test fills or until the draw for stake running order stated in the premium list. Entries received after the closing of limited entry tests will be considered drawn in the order in which they are received by the Test Secretary.

If a club anticipates an entry in excess of its facilities for a Hunting Test a numerical limit maybe imposed on entries in any or all Stakes. Prominent announcement of the limits listing the number of braces, number of solo and number of two-coupled pack entries or equivalency must appear on the title or cover page of the premium list for the Hunting Test with a statement that entries in one or more specified entry categories will automatically close when a certain limit or limits have been reached, even though the official closing date for entries has not arrived.

The premium list will state at what time the drawing will commence for running order. The order of running shall be decided by lot at the draw. The stakes shall run in solo, brace and two-coupled pack order.

Owners determine which hounds are braced or packed together. Braces and Two-coupled packs must be entered as a complete unit. All hounds in the unit will receive a score. Hounds in brace or two-coupled pack may have the same or different owners. Each hound does not have to have a separate handler. If more than one handler, one must be designated as handler in charge, so the Judges know who is in control of the Brace or Pack.

A hound may be entered in more than one stake per Hunting Test. Only the score for the stake indicated with a "Q" on the entry form will be considered for title qualifying. A multiple entered hound can test for one qualifying score at each Hunting Test. The "Q" "NQ" designation may be changed up until the time of the draw.

Section 10. Bitches in Season. Bitches in season shall not be eligible for any Hunting Test and shall not be allowed on the grounds. Entry fees paid for a bitch withdrawn because of coming in season may be refunded in full. The policy on refunds will be in the premium list. If the bitch was entered as part of a brace or two-coupled pack another hound may be substituted prior to the draw. Appropriate veterinary certification may be required prior to refunding or substitution.

Section 11. Judges Eligibility. Anyone in good standing with the AKC and the Parent Club may be approved to judge a Hunting Test. Judges may enter hounds in any stakes, but may not Judge their own entry.

No person acting in the capacity of Hunting Test Secretary may judge at the event for which that person is acting as Hunting Test Secretary.

A Judge may not judge any entry that he or any member of his family has owned, sold, held under lease, boarded, trained or handled the dog within one year of the starting date of the Hunting Test.

For purpose of this Section, the words "any member of his family" shall include a spouse/partner, a sibling, a parent or a child, whether natural or adopted, or who live in the same household of the Judge in question, but shall not extend to other blood or legal relationships.

All Stakes must be judged by at least two judges but not more then three judges.

Section 12. Judges' Responsibility. It is strongly recommended that clubs select as Judges individuals with broad and extensive background and experience in handling and working with Scent Hounds in the field.

A Judge of a Hunting Performance Test shall be familiar with all Rules, Regulations and Procedures pertaining to the type of Test being conducted. Judges shall be responsible for judging in compliance with the Rules and Regulations.

Section 13. Ribbons and Rosettes. A Hunting Test shall offer prize ribbons or rosettes. Each ribbon or rosette  shall be at least two inches wide and eight inches long and green in color, and shall bear on its face a facsimile of  the logo of BHCA, the words "Basset Hound Club of America Hunting Test Qualifying Score".

Date and name of club sponsoring the test may also be on the ribbons or rosettes. All ribbons or rosettes shall be  offered for outright award.

Section 14. Submission of Records. At the conclusion of the judging of each Test,  the Hunting Test Secretary shall provide, for the Judges' signatures, a judging sheet of the Test judged showing full particulars of all dogs, scores and "Q" or "NQ". At the conclusion of the Test, the Hunting Test Secretary shall certify to the Judges' signatures on each judging sheet and shall certify to the number of entries in the Test.

The judging sheets together with all entry forms and a full report of the Test, shall be sent to The BHCA Hunting Performance Test Committee Chairman no later than ten days after the conclusion of the Test.

The Hunting Test report shall contain a list of all members of the Hunting Test Committee who were present, the names and complete addresses of all the Judges, and the name and address of the Test Secretary.

 

Chapter 2

Qualifying Scores  and  Awarding of Titles

Section 1. Qualifying Score. Three Qualifying scores at each level are required for the issuance of the titles Hunting Hound, Senior Hunting Hound and Master Hunting Hound.

The five (5) categories of ability in Solo, Brace and Two-coupled Pack must be graded on a scale of 0 to 10. To receive a Qualifying score in Solo, Brace or Two-coupled Pack, a hound must acquire a minimum of not less than 5 on each of the categories of abilities listed on the Score Card, with an overall average score of not less than 6.

BHCA Hunting Test Titles are not yet recognized by AKC. They can be used in advertising but not on AKC entry forms.

Section 2. Hunting Hound Title (HH). In order to be recorded as a Hunting Hound a hound must have a record of having earned three Qualifying scores in any Stake ( Solo, Brace or Two-coupled Pack ) at a Hunting  Performance Test.

Upon completion of the requirements a BHCA Hunting Hound (HH) certificate will be issued to the owner and the hound shall be recorded as a Hunting Hound in BHCA database record by the suffix title HH.

A hound that has been recorded as a  Hunting Hound  may continue to enter Hunting Test as a Non-Qualifying hound only, and no further certificates will be issued.  A Qualifying Ribbon may be awarded at the discretion of the test committee.

Section 3. Senior Hunting Hound (SHH). In order to be recorded as a Senior Hunting Hound a hound must have a record of having earned three Qualifying scores in any Stake other than that for which the hound qualified for the Hunting Hound title.

Upon completion of these requirements, a BHCA Senior Hunting Hound (SHH) certificate will be issued to the owner, and the hound should be identified as a Senior Hunting Hound in BHCA records by the suffix title SHH, which title shall supersede the Hunting Hound title previously earned.

A hound that has been recorded as a  Senior Hunting Hound  may continue to enter Hunting Test as a Non-Qualifying hound only, and no further certificates will be issued.  A Qualifying Ribbon may be awarded at the discretion of the test committee.

Section 4. Master Hunting Hound (MHH). In order to be recorded as a Master Hunting Hound (MHH), a hound must have a record of having earned three Qualifying scores in a Stake other than that for which he was awarded the Hunting Hound or Senior Hunting Hound titles. In other words a Master Hunting Hound will have received a Qualifying score in each of the three stakes Solo, Brace and Two-coupled Pack.

Upon completion of these requirements a BHCA Master Hunting Hound (MHH) certificate will be issued to the owner and the hound will be identified as a Master Hunting Hound in BHCA records by the suffix title MHH which shall supersede the BHCA Hunting Test titles previously earned.

A hound that has been recorded as a Master Hunting Hound Excellent may continue to enter Hunting Test as a Non-Qualifying hound only, and no further certificates will be issued.  A Qualifying Ribbon may be awarded at the discretion of the test committee.

Section 5. Master Hunter Excellent (MHE). In order to be recorded as a Master Hunter Excellent (MHE) a hound  must have a record of having earned three Qualifying scores  as a Master Hunting Hound, and that hound must also be  pointed at an AKC licensed conformation show.

A hound that has been recorded as a Master Hunter Excellent may continue to enter Hunting Tests as a Master Hunter Excellent only, no further certificates will be issued.   A Qualifying Ribbon may be awarded at the discression of the test committee.

Section 6: A High in Test Award may be presented if the same team of judges had judged all the entries.  The Hunting Test Committee would determine if they wish to provide this award.

Section 7:  Titles Prior to 2011. Hounds who earned HH, SH, MHH or MHE titles prior to January 1, 2011  can continue to use the titles.

Chapter 3

Instructions For Hunting Test Committees.

The Hunting  Performance Test Regulations have been formulated in such a manner that the officials of a Hunting Test have latitude in the conduct of a Test. This is desirable to allow for variations in conditions that are peculiar to various parts of the country. The Regulations are not intended to be restrictive, either to Officials or Judges. The objectives of the Regulations are twofold: First, greater uniformity in the conduct of Hunting Tests, and second greater uniformity in evaluating the hunting abilities and characteristics of Scent Hounds at those Hunting Tests.

In order that Hunting  Performance Tests may be conducted as uniformly as practicable, standardization of objectives is essential and therefore, all Judges, Guns, Entrants and Officials who have a part in conducting Hunting Tests must be familiar with and be governed as far as possible by the following Regulations:

Section 1. Purpose. The purpose of Hunting Tests for Scent Hounds is to afford an opportunity for a person to demonstrate a hound's ability to perform in a manner consistent with the demands of actual hunting conditions. Testing in this manner is to gauge the hound's natural hunting ability and desirable qualities that indicate ability to be effective and efficient in the pursuit of quarry.

Section 2. Grounds. Hunting Performance Tests should be held at locations that have ample game. Ideal grounds should be open enough so that the hound(s) can be seen while on game. Entry for hunt tests may be limited due to amount of game and grounds ( size, workability etc.). The grounds should be located such that the hounds will not be in danger of highways or other such hazards. A hunt test does not have to be held at an area where rabbit husbandry is practiced. Too much game can make a hunt test difficult to judge "hunting" ability.

Section 3. Quarry. The premium list will state the quarry as beingwild rabbit or hare. Trailing game other than that stated in the premium list shall not be considered a demerit in scoring the hound. They should be caught and released to hunt proper quarry if they still have time left in their test.

No Hunting Test may be run on released game unless the game has been released prior to the first day of the Hunting Test

Section 4. Time. After ten minutes of hunting the handler(s) may ask the Judges for the assistance of the gallery in finding game, after a total of thirty minutes if no game has been produced the entry will be picked up. If the hound(s) are on game before the end of their time the judges should leave them down until they have completed their evaluation of the hound(s).

Minimum Time:   Each entry should be allowed to hunt at least 10 minutes to qualify.

No hounds shall be put down earlier than 30 minutes before official sunrise, nor after 30 minutes following official sunset. The Hunting Test Committee and the judges shall be responsible for enforcement of this Procedure.

If unforeseen circumstances make it impossible to complete the judging of a Hunting Test on the last day applied for and approved by BHCA , the Hunting Test Committee may continue the judging on one or two days immediately following the last date approved. The Hunting Test Secretary's report to BHCA shall include a report of the circumstances requiring the extension and a list of stakes judged on each additional day.

Section 5. Starter Pistol. The Official Gun must be familiar with all the requirements of this section.  The gun should be a .32 caliber starter pistol not capable of firing a projectile. Promiscuous firing on the grounds is prohibited. All shooting shall be done by an Official Gun only, and the Judges shall have complete authority over all shooting. They may require a change of Official Gun at any time, and may bar from future shooting any Official Gun who does not abide strictly by safe gunning rules.

The Official Gun must always keep himself in the correct position for safety of dogs and persons. One of the Judges may be designated as Official Gun.

In a test, one shot is fired from within normal gunshot range of the hound(s) being tested, after all the hounds have given signs of being on the same game and on command of the judges.

Section 6. Marshals. The Hunting Test Committee shall appoint one or more Marshals. It shall be the duty of  one Marshal to assist the judges and to carry out their instructions, including regulating and controlling the gallery and seeing to it that the gallery is kept separate from and behind the judges and that no one in the gallery talks to the Judges while the hounds are down. Other Marshals shall see to it that hounds are ready when called and assist the Hunting Test Committee in all other matters necessary for the smooth and expeditious running of the Test.

Section 7. Gallery. No person shall make any remarks nor give any information which might affect the actions of  the persons handling the hounds or the running of the hounds unless information is specifically requested by the judges. Any person so offending may be expelled from the running grounds on orders from the Judges and points of merit shall not be allowed any hound whose handler acts upon such information. Judges must be informed of any such misconduct before the close of the running of the hound(s) in which it occurs and their decision shall be final.

Hounds in the Gallery must be kept quiet when hounds are being judged. A disruptive hound may be ordered from the field until required for judging.

Section 8. Handlers. Handlers knowledgeable in field work will be allowed for owners wishing to have their hounds participate when the owners themselves are not able to handle. When hounds are cast, a handler may speak or whistle to his hound or work it any way he may deem proper, if not contrary to these Procedures, unless otherwise instructed by the Judges. Hounds must show reasonable obedience to their handler's commands.

Hounds in a brace or two-coupled pack must be marked in a way the judges can easily identify each hound in the brace or two-coupled pack. The club giving the test shall be responsible for providing identification materials.

Suggested identification methods:

a) Hounds can wear clearly visible collars of different colors.

b) Hounds may be identified by coat color only if very distinct, i.e., brace - one tri and one red;

pack - one tri, one red blanket, one open red and one black.

c) Any other acceptable method that will not interfere or cause distraction to the hounds or judges.

d) Collar bells are permitted.

e) Locator devices are allowed.

The judges score cards will have this unique identifier in addition to the hound's name.

No owner or handler shall have any right to question or refuse to follow the Judges' orders.

Owners and handlers must keep themselves informed as to the running order and progress of the judging and must be ready within hailing distance when their hounds are called by the Marshal on instructions from the Judges.

Walkie-Talkies or 2-way radios may be used by the Marshal and Secretary to enhance the communication effort.

Section 9. Severe Training or Correction. The Hunting  Performance Test Committee and the Judges shall not permit severe training, correcting or disciplining of hounds on any part of the grounds. The Committee shall investigate any reports of such conduct or of any other conduct prejudicial to the best interests of pure-bred dogs or BHCA Hunting Tests. Any person who conducts himself in a manner prejudicial to the best interests of the sport shall be dealt with promptly, during the Test if possible. A person may be prohibited from participation in the balance of the hunt test and any hunt tests to be held in the future. The hunt test committee will write a complete report. The person, whose conduct results in removal from test privileges may appeal to the BHCA Board for reinstatement.

Section 10. Scorecards and Control Sheets. The Hunting Test Committee shall supply each Judge with an evaluation form (score card) for every dog entered under that judge.

The Hunting Test Secretary shall have charge of the Control Sheet and shall be responsible for receiving the completed score cards and completing and posting scores to the Control Sheet.

The score cards are given to the Secretary after the completion of each run. The score cards will be delivered by a Marshal to the Secretary. The Secretary is responsible for calculating the scores.

The Secretary adds the scores in each category and divides the total in each category by the number of Judges. This figure is the "Official Score" in each category. Then the categories are added to each other and this total is divided by 5 to arrive at the "Official Average."

In order to receive a "Qualifying Score", a hound must have an "Official Score" of 5 or above in each category. In addition, the average of all categories must be at least 6.

The Control Sheet shall be available for public inspection.

 

Chapter 4

Test Requirements and Instructions for Judges

The evaluation of a dog's abilities can never be precise; it is not an exact science. However, the primary purpose of the Scent Hound is to hunt, find and circle game to the hunter so that a kill can be made, as quickly and as efficiently as possible. Whether a hound accomplishes its primary purpose is determined by its possession of a unique set of natural abilities.

A judge must keep in mind the fact that he is estimating numerically, a defined set of categories of hunting ability and not judging a hound in relation to the performances or merits of the other hounds entered. Extreme caution must be exercised to avoid scoring on the basis of personal preferences as to color, speed or any other characteristic that leads itself to subjective opinion. A hound's hunting abilities are scored against the established Standard.

The Judge observes and records how and to what degree the hunting abilities of the hound have met or fallen short of the established standard.

In evaluating a hound's hunting abilities in a Test, the Judge must assign a numerical score from 0 to 10 that reflect his estimation of each hound’s hunting ability.

There will always be occasions when some aspect of  ability is viewed differently and when judges might not agree on a specific numerical value. Judges grade independently of each other but must agree on having seen enough of a hound's performance to score him in all categories.

A Judge's responsibility is to determine through the evaluation of hunting abilities whether or not a hound demonstrates a sufficient level of abilities and, is entitled to official BHCA recognition of those abilities by the awarding of Hunting Hound (HH), Senior Hunting Hound (SHH) or Master Hunting Hound (MHH) titles.

Section 1. General Requirements and Instructions.

(a) A Judge who has started to judge a Hunting Test may not handle a hound in another Test until the Test that he is judging has been fully completed.

(b) The judges of any Hunting Test shall not rank hounds in the order of their relative numerical scores. Hounds shall not be run-off in order to separate scores.

(c) Decision not to award a Qualifying score must be the consensus of the judges.

(d) If a hound, while under judgment at Hunting Test, attacks another hound, and the Judges are unanimously of the opinion that the attack was without reasonable cause, that hound cannot receive a Qualifying score in the Test. The offending hound must be reported to BHCA Hunt Test Chairman. Such a hound will be ineligible to continue testing after the attack and will be ineligible to test in future Hunting Tests. Owner may appeal this ineligibility to the  BHCA board.

Section 2. Time Requirements. Each entry will be allowed thirty minutes to produce game, if no game is produced the hounds shall be ordered up and the next stake put down. Hounds shall be cast to search for game. If a hounds has not produced game in approximately 10 minutes, the handler may ask the judges for the assistance of the gallery in producing game. Once on game the Judges will watch the hounds until they are satisfied they can score the hounds in all categories. At any point, judges at their discretion may request that the hounds be recast.

The handler may pick up the hounds before the 30 minutes time limit if he/she so desires.

Section 3. Standard and Test Requirements: The judges of a stake must score the hound on the basis of the following categories of hunting ability.

(1) Ability to Find. The Ability to find is evidenced by an aptitude to recognize promising cover and eagerness to explore it regardless of hazards or discomfort. The hound(s) should search in an industrious manner. The hound(s) should remain within control distance of the handler, and be obedient to commands. Hounds not responding reasonably to handler or hounds not searching should be severely penalized.

(2) Use of Voice. The proper use of voice is proclaiming all finds and denoting all progress by giving tongue, yet keeping silent when not in contact with scent that can be progressed. For Brace and Two-coupled pack true tongue is honest claiming that running mates can depend on. Judges will give the benefit of the doubt to the hound(s) unless game being pursued is viewed by the judges. Improper use of voice should be severely penalized.

(3) Line Ability. Line ability is shown by  proficiency for keeping control of the trail while making the best possible progress.

Game should be pursued rather then merely followed, and actions should indicate a determined effort to make progress in the surest most sensible manner by adjusting speed to correspond to conditions and circumstances.

Actions should be positive and controlled, portraying sound judgment and skill. No hound can be too fast provided the trail is clearly and accurately followed, keeping consistent control of the trail while making the best possible progress.

An accurate trailing hound will show a marked tendency to follow the trail with a minimum of weaving on and off, and will display an aptness to turn with the trail and to determine direction of game travel in a positive manner.

At a check, hound should work industriously, first close to where the loss occurred, then gradually and thoroughly extending the search further a-field to regain or recover the line. Hounds deliberately leaving a check to start another line, or which gives up trying to recover the original line, should be severely penalized.

(4) Adaptability. Adaptability means being able to adjust quickly to changes in scenting conditions in varying terrain. An adaptable hound will pursue its quarry as fast as conditions permit or as slowly as conditions demand. At a loss it will work close and then, if necessary, move out gradually to recover the line.

For brace and two-couple pack adaptability also means:

(a) Being able to work harmoniously with running mates.

(b) The ability to be self-reliant and to refrain from becoming upset or influenced by the actions of faulty hounds.

(c) To display proper degree of independence. The hound that concentrates on running its game with no undue concern for its running mates except to hark to them when they proclaim a find or progress by tonguing. Tailing or watching other hounds, is indication of lack of sufficient independence. Ignoring other hounds completely and refusing to hark to or move up with running mate is indication of too much independence.

(d)To show the ability to work harmoniously with other hounds by doing as much of the work as possible in an honest, efficient manner, yet being aware of and honoring the accomplishments of running mates without jealousy or disruption of the chase.

e)  To qualify as a brace, both hounds must hark to the rabbit and pass the gun shyness test. To qualify as a pack, all hounds must hark to a rabbit and pass the gun shyness test.   However each hound is scored independently.

(5) Determination. Determination is that quality which causes a hound to succeed against severe odds. A determined hound has a purpose in mind and will overcome, through sheer perseverance, many obstacles that often frustrate less determined hounds. Determination and patience are closely related qualities and are generally found in the same hound. Determination keeps a hound at its work as long as there is a possibility of achievement and quite often long after its body has passed the peak of its endurance. Determination is desire in its most intense form. A determined hound shows a willingness to stay with any problem encountered as long as there is a possibility of achieving success in a workmanlike manner, rather than taking a chance of making the recovery more quickly through guess work or gambling. Patience keeps a hound from bounding off and leaving work undone, and causes it to apply itself to the surest and safest methods in difficult situations.

(6) Gun Shyness. Hound(s) must be tested for gun-shyness and gun fire shall be from a .32 caliber starter pistol not capable of firing a projectile. This test is a pass/no pass scoring. A hound that is working may display momentary interest or startle at the gun fire but should then continue to work as before. A hound that quits as a result of the gun fire will not pass the Hunting Test.

 

Motion #49-10
I move, "That the Basset Hound Club of America fund the distribution costs of the new Judges Education CD and separate Pocket Guide to each judge of Basset Hounds who would like to receive the materials.  Estimated cost of $1.75 ea; with a possible total up to $560.

Motion:  Bobbi Brandt

Second:  Ken Engle

Yes:  Brandt, Engle, Harder, Johnson

No:  Morris

Abstain:  Lane (committee member)

Not Voting:   Chryssanthis, Hilliker, Kintner, Pechtold

Motion passed and resolved 09/07/10

 

Motion  #50-10
I move , "That the following applicants published in the July/August 2010 issue of Tally Ho be voted into  membership:  Elizabeth Burke, Lawrence Castagna, Deborah & Gordon Gaffmann, Josephine Lambert, Linda Mohr, Heather Mohr,  Linda & Alexander Petrik, Robert & Julie Rees, Ann  Strickler."
Motion:  Bobbi Brandt
Second:  Edna Morris

Yes:  Brandt, Chryssanthis, Engle, Harder, Hilliker, Johnson, Kintner, Lane, Morris, Pechtold

No:

Abstain:

Not Voting:

Motion passed and resolved 09/30/10