The Health and Research Committee and Member Education Committee will hold a joint presentation this year on using testing for improving our breeding programs.

  • Guest Speaker Eddie Dziuk from CHIC (Canine Health Information Center) will present on CHIC and OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) and the value of listing our dogs with CHIC.
  • BHCA Member Speaker Katy Vergeront will present on MPS1 (Mucopolsaccharidosis 1), a genetic disorder that was first identified in Bassets last year.

A swab collection clinic will be offered for genetic testing, details to follow as arrangements are finalized.


The joint presentation by the Health and Research Committee and the Member Education Committee will be held on Wednesday, October 5th, after Dog classes.


The joint presentation will be held at the show site - Sportscore 2 Indoor Sports Center at 8800 E. Riverside Blvd, Loves Park IL.

Map to Conformation Events


Questions about these events? Email Health and Research Committee Chair, Rosemary Ryan or Member Education Chair Bethany Berger.