Final day to order 2020/2021 BHCA Yearbook is August 22

August 22nd, 2022

The final deadline for ordering the 2020/2021 BHCA YEARBOOK is MONDAY AUG. 22. There will not be many extras printed so if you want one order yours now. Books are $35 + $15.00 shipping. You can order online from the BHCA Store. If you have any questions, contact Yearbook editor Terri Ralenkotter at

Field Trials canceled in Michigan

June 1st, 2022

Please be advised that the Field Trials sponsored by Western Michigan, Looking Glass and Pathfinder Basset Hound Clubs that were scheduled for June 3, 4 and 5 at Red Cedar Beagle Club in Perry, Michigan, have been cancelled due to a plumbing issue and no water for the club house or for dog and human… Read more »

Hunt Test set for Rhode Island in June

June 1st, 2022

Pilgrim Basset Hound Club and Lenape Basset Hound Club are hosting Hunting Performance Tests on Friday June 17, Saturday June 18 and Sunday June 19, 2022, in Warwick, Rhode Island. Mail-in entries close on June 15 or when all 15 stake entries are filled, though entries will be taken on the day of each event… Read more »

BHCA Store up and running again

April 11th, 2022

The ordering problems in the BHCA Store for both Nationals and regular BHCA merchandise have been resolved, and we are UP AND RUNNING for business! For ALL Nationals 2022 products, you MAY receive a request from Paypal to verify that you have received your order. This is because the Nationals account is relatively new, so… Read more »

Hunt Test in Utah in April

April 8th, 2022

Red Canyons Kennel Club is hosting Hunting Performance Tests on Saturday April 23 and Sunday April 24, 2022, in Cedar City, Utah. Entries close each day at 7:00 am respectively or when all 15 stake entries are filled. Click here to download the premium list (PDF) with complete information and entry form.

An Update on AKC and the Crisis in Ukraine

March 13th, 2022

The American Kennel Club is opposed to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. In solidarity with the Ukrainian people, effective immediately, judges from the Russian Federation will not be approved to judge at AKC sanctioned events. Additionally, new requests for imported dog registrations (AKC Foreign Registration) from the Russian Kennel Federation will be denied effective immediately…. Read more »

Official American Kennel Club Statement on Ukraine Crisis

March 13th, 2022

Dear AKC constituency, AKC Staff has been able to contact Nestlé Purina. Contrary to a number of social media posts, they do not have a factory in Ukraine, but we learned today they do have factories in Poland and Hungary. As a result, their European Purina team is taking the lead on this initiative. We… Read more »

Hunt test set for New York State in May

March 12th, 2022

Capital District Basset Hound Club is hosting a Hunting Performance Test at the Cayuga Lake Beagle Club in West Danby (Spencer), NY, on Friday May 13, 2022. Mail-in entries close at 8 p.m. on Wednesday May 11, 2022, or when all 15 stakes and five alternates are filled. Alternate stakes will be run time permitting,… Read more »

Nominating Committee nominations for 2022 BHCA elections

March 5th, 2022

In Accordance with the BHCA By-Laws, the Nominating Committee has made nominations for the following positions for the 2022 BHCA elections. The section of the country represented by each candidate follows the candidate’s name in parentheses: President – Gene McDonald (East) 2nd Vice President – Beverly Barringer-Ruggeri (Central) Corresponding Secretary – Marianne Lovejoy (West) Director… Read more »