Judges Education

The BHCA Judges Education Committee provides a great selection of educational opportunities and tools for aspiring AKC Judges, including The Illustrated Standard of the Basset Hound, The Pocket Guide to the Basset Hound, a narrated presentation on the Basset Hound, several articles, and live seminars presented at events throughout the United States.

If you are interested in judging this wonderful breed, be sure to take advantage of the materials provided for you, as well as the seminars and mentoring that is available to you.  Welcome to the Basset Hound!

Judges Education Committee

Meet the members of the Judges Education Committee and contact the Chairperson.

Seminar Schedule

View the current Schedule to find an upcoming seminar on the Basset Hound with contact information included.

Member Judges

The BHCA maintains a list of Member Judges.  See that here!

BHCA Approved Mentor List

Looking for a BHCA-Approved Mentor? Look here.

Judges' Education Materials

Judges Education Seminar 

Narrated overview of the Basset. 

Official AKC Breed Standard

 A complete knowledge of the Standard is a must.

The BHCA Illustrated Standard

Designed to enhance the Official Breed Standard.

Breed Standard & Terminology

Enhance your knowledge of the Standard & Terminology

 Survey of Basset Literature

Expand your understanding of the Basset Hound through early articles.

Basset Hound Pocket Guide

Overview of the important points to consider when judging the Basset.
This is a link to a printable PDF suitable for carrying to the ring.

Recent Articles & Items of Interest

Enjoy these recent articles and items of interest about the Basset.

ABC's of Canine Anatomy

Available through AKC Canine College.  Learn Canine Anatomy & Movement.