Dr. Berge Minassian, Chief of Pediatric Neurology at the University of Texas Southwestern, has been working for 20 years with colleagues to understand the gene mutation that causes Lafora disease and to develop a potential therapy. Dr. Minassian is looking for Basset Hounds and other breeds of dogs affected by Lafora for participation in an… Read more »
A monthly update of news for members of the Basset Hound Club of America. This month: Nationals 2024 and beyond, treatments for Lafora disease and special Tally-Ho advertising rates.
The American Kennel Club’s Eddy Award recognizes national breed clubs for their exemplary breeder education efforts. The Basset Hound Club of America was honored in December at the AKC National Championship as one of the recipients of the 2023 AKC Eddy Award. The AKC Eddy Award is designed to encourage and reward clubs whose breeder… Read more »
The field trial scheduled for October 28 and 29 hosted by Berkshire Valley Basset Hound Club in Flemington, N.J., has been canceled. To stay up-to-date on BHCA and BHCA regional club events, click here to visit the Events Calendars page.
On Friday, October 13th, at 11:00 am Pacific/2:00 pm Eastern, via ZOOM, Dr. Matthew Gentry will update us on work to find a treatment for Lafora in humans. Some of this work may involve testing drugs in large mammals, including dogs. We are following his work in the event that experimental treatment opportunities become available… Read more »
The Basset Hound Club of America is hosting a Hunting Performance Test on Saturday, November 11, and Sunday, November 12, 2023, in Ford City, Pa., approximately 40 miles north of Pittsburgh. Mail-in entries close November 1 or when 15 stake entries are filled. Entries will be taken on the day of each event if there… Read more »
This year, we had a number of items on the election ballots. Electronic votes are reported on Simply Voting at: https://bhca.simplyvoting.com/ Paper votes were tallied and reported by the Tellers Committee, chaired by Sherry Moore (west), Vicki Russell (central) and Bjorn Zetterlund (east). Here are the results: Bylaws Amendments (requires 2/3 vote to pass) Three… Read more »
This News item contains links that may be helpful to BHCA members preparing to vote in the upcoming 2023 election. Concerning the proposed Bylaws changes, both the ballot mailed to BHCA members on the upcoming election and the electronic ballot (through a listed link) have an explanation of each proposed change to the Bylaws. The… Read more »
Here are the biographies, submitted by the candidates themselves, for candidates in contested elections for the Basset Hound Club of America officers and board of directors. The biographies are divided by office and listed in alphabetical order by last name. By clicking on the link for the candidate’s biography, a PDF of the biography will… Read more »
We are very sad to have to report to the membership that BHCA President Gene McDonald has submitted his resignation from the Board of Directors effective July 11, 2023. Gene’s letter of resignation states that since stepping back from the Presidency, his stress levels and health are improved, and that he wants to continue in… Read more »