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.

Details for the SWAB CLINIC and for ordering tests for dogs not at Nationals have been finalized and are here: ORAL SWAB Genetic testing at the Nationals 2022

You will save time for both yourself and volunteers staffing the swab clinic if you complete the forms needed for the swab clinic, print them out and bring them with you to Nationals. A fillable PDF form is available HERE. You can also print this form out and fill it out by hand if you prefer. Note that we WILL have forms available onsite if you are unable to print this before coming.


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.