Welcome to BHCA
National Parent Club for the Basset Hound
We have gathered key COVID-19 resources and recommendations for participation in canine sports onto one page. Visit regularly for updates to COVID-19 best practices.
Are you looking to add a Basset to your family?
We have compiled a number of tools and guidelines to make this process a successful one for you and your family. Please take the time to explore all of these materials to make sure that the Basset Hound is the right dog for you.
Search our Breeder Directory to find a reputable BHCA Member Breeder or BHCA recognized rescue organization to help you in your search for your new family member.
Basset Hounds remain one of the most easily recognizable and most versatile of all dog breeds. Gentle and sociable in nature, the Basset Hound is loyal to master and family, devoted to children, and mild-mannered and friendly towards other animals. They excel in a variety of dog sports events and often serve as terrific therapy dogs.
We have assembled a variety of information on this wonderful breed, its history and health, along with helpful tools for the interested Basset Hound owner.
Where are next year’s Nationals being held?
What's new about Basset Hound Glaucoma?
How did we vote at the latest AKC Delegates' Meeting?
Visit our News page to learn the latest activities of the club, its members, and its activities.
The Basset Hound Club of America’s Board of Directors cancelled the 2020 Nationals, scheduled for September 18-25, 2020 in Rockford, Illinois.
Our 2020 conformation judges will judge the 2021 Nationals, October 1 - 8, 2021 in Lima, Ohio. We will let you know the schedule for the 2021 National as soon as possible.
The board also approved the 2020 Nationals venue be moved to 2022 at the same location (Mercy Health Sports Center) in Rockford, Illinois. Dates will be October 2 - 7, 2022. Sharon Nance will be the Coordinator.
Basset Hound University (BHU) is dedicated to preserving our breed’s past legacies and working for the future of our breed by providing practical online education programs in areas of interest to Basset Hound Fanciers. In so doing, BHU will help carry forth the mission of the Basset Hound Club of America.
Owners, judges, breeders, and handlers of our wonderful breed will benefit from the many online educational opportunities provided through Basset Hound University.
Basset Hound University provides multiple courses as well as self correcting quizzes to assist those interested in learning more about the Basset.
The Basset Hound Club of America Foundation (BHCAF) was established to help fund projects that assist in furthering the understanding of the diseases, genetic defects, and other ailments that afflict Basset Hounds as well as to assist the development, and distribution of educational materials about the proper care, treatment, breeding, health, development and training of Basset Hounds.
The Foundation also works to inform and educate the public about Basset Hounds. The BHCA Foundation also helps promote the rescue and placement of displaced Basset Hounds.
Funding is obtained from various sources such as annual giving, raffles and auctions, estate bequests, independent Basset Hound Clubs and generous donors.
If your heart belongs to a Basset Hound - YOU can be a BHCAF supporter! If your life has been enriched by the presence of a wonderful Basset Hound now or in the treasured past, we ask that you please consider a contribution, no matter what amount, to the BHCAF.