Entries are now closed for the following:

Entries close September 11, 2019: Agility Premium List

Entries close September 18, 2019: Scent Work Premium List & Scent_Work_Entry_Form

Entries close September 27th, 28th: Field Trials Premium

Entries close September 29th: Hunt Test Premium

Do you need RV Parking for the Hotel or Arapahoe Fairgrounds? You can purchase online: Click here for online purchase.  If you prefer to use the mail-in forms - please go to the Forms Page.


MPS1, Glaucoma Testing

Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS1) is a genetic disease recognized in other breeds and recently discovered in the Basset Hound. It causes devastating illness in puppies, but the good news is that researchers at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine have identified the mutation responsible for the disease and have developed a reliable test to detect it.

On Monday September 30th the BHCA Health and Research committee is sponsoring an oral swab clinic for both MPS1 testing and previously announced testing for Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (POAG) from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Breckenridge Room of the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

The MPS1 test is free. The POAG test is at a reduced rate of approximately $40 (the POAG test will be conducted by the Animal Health Trust in England and will be charged on a credit card in British pounds converted to US dollars).

You need to take immediate action if you want your dogs tested for either or both. Please send your name and the number of dogs you want tested for each to Sylvie McGee (sylviemcgee@gmail.com) by September 20 so that we can ensure enough test kits are available at Nationals.

Click here to read more about the two tests.

Updated Video Policy from our vendor Show Dog Video Pros:

The professional video services and live streaming at this show are governed by an exclusive video contract with the Club. No other commercial video recording, video recording from a tripod, monopod or other supported camera/device, or any video recording or streaming of large parts or whole classes shall be permitted. The contract terms permit individuals to record small bits of video of their own dogs only, and using handheld devices only (e.g. phone, tablet or small camcorder).

Individuals may post recorded videos of their own dogs to social media (Facebook, YouTube, etc). However, during show hours LIVE Broadcast Streaming to social media (e.g., Facebook Live) is not permitted.

Please read the full text here: BHCA 2019 Video Policy


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Important Deadlines:

The Crowne Plaza will honor our guaranteed rate but be sure to tell them you are with BHCA! Our headquarters hotel is the Crowne Plaza Denver International Airport. Call the hotel at 866-378-1583.

Extended deadline for dinner reservations - September 20th - You can purchase your reservations for both the Education Event and Annual Dinner by clicking on this link: https://basset-bhca.org/product-categ…/2019-nationals/meals/

Download a printable Schedule: Schedule of Events

TROPHY DONATIONS ARE NEEDED! please send your donations to Mimi Tyselling - you can find the donation form on the FORMS page. Or donate online in the Nationals store.

You can purchase all Nationals related items in the Nationals Store or you can go to the FORMS Page to download mail-in forms:: dinners, education, RV parking, donations, merchandise.

The host hotel is the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Convention Center at Denver Airport and reservations can already be made at the special rate of $125 a night.

You'll need to call the hotel directly at 866-378-1583 and identify yourself as being with the Basset Hound Club of America to get the special rate.  Please use the BHCA rate in order for the club to get credit for your room towards the contracted minimum required to host the events.

Find out about Denver, things to do, local restaurants and amenities near the hotel.

Learn more about the hard working volunteers that make up the 2019 Nationals Committee.

Welcome Party and Evening Hospitality

Basset Hound University presents "How to Show Your Basset Hound"

Guest Speaker Dr. Bonnie Abbott. The evening includes cocktails and dinner.

Meet the judges for the 2019 Nationals Specialty and Regional Club Specialties.

Lots of forms now available for those of you who prefer this option: Annual Dinner, Guest Speaker Dinner, Seminar/Workshop, RV Parking, Nationals clothing orders. More to come!

Make donations, purchase commemorative clothing, buy catalog advertising, reserve grooming space, sponsor awards and make dinner reservations at the Nationals store.