Become a Member of BHCA

Membership in the Basset Hound Club of America is open to anyone with an interest in promoting the welfare of this wonderful breed.  You must agree to follow all practices outlined in the Code of Ethics.  Applicants must be in good standing with the American Kennel Club and all, except Associate Members, must have two current members provide written recommendations that attest to their character, their intent in joining, and experience with our breed.

As a member of BHCA, you will receive a subscription to Tally-Ho the Club's highly-esteemed bimonthly magazine, which contains articles dealing with all aspects of the breed, club news, information about upcoming competition events, and many color photographs.

Membership Categories

Single Membership

Open to all persons 18 years of age and older.  Individual members enjoy all the privileges of the Club, including the right to vote and hold office. Requires a completed application for membership, signed Code of Ethics and recommendation from two current Club members in good standing.  Annual dues of $45 and, for non-US residents, optional postage for mailing Tally-Ho, must accompany the application.

Household Membership

Open to two persons 18 years of age and older who reside in the same residence.  Both persons enjoy all the privileges of the Club, including the right to hold office, but will share one vote.  Requires a completed application for membership, signed Code of Ethics by both individuals, and recommendation from two current Club members in good standing.  Annual dues of $45 and, for non-US residents, optional postage for mailing Tally-Ho, must accompany the application.

Junior Membership

Open to persons 17 years of age and under.  Junior members are not entitled to vote or hold office but are entitled to certain other privileges of the Club, as determined by the Board of Directors.  Upon reaching his/her 18th birthday, a Junior member must convert to a Single or Family Membership, if he/she wishes to remain in the Club.  Requires a completed application for membership indicating date of birth, signed Code of Ethics, and recommendation from two current Club members in good standing.  Annual dues of $18 and, for non-US residents, optional postage for mailing Tally-Ho, must accompany the application.

Associate Membership

Associate members do not require sponsors at the time of application but will receive special consideration if they have experience with local clubs, AKC dog sports, or breed rescue.  Associate members enjoy all the benefits of individual membership except they cannot vote in elections or hold office.  Associate membership is a great way to start out in the Club, allowing you to learn more about the breed and become acquainted with Club members.  Annual dues of $45 and, for non-US residents, optional postage for mailing Tally-Ho, must accompany the application.

Summary

So here's all you have to do to apply for membership in BHCA:

  • Read, print, and sign the BHCA Membership Application
  • Have your sponsors fill out and sign their recommendation forms
  • Make checks and money orders payable to BHCA for dues and additional postage. All checks must be payable in US funds.

Mail check and signed forms to the Corresponding Secretary:
Sandi Wittenberg
2458 W Sterns Road
Temperance, MI 48182-1567
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