Welcome to St Charles, Illinois!

September 18 - 25, 2020

The BHCA Nationals is back in Chicagoland for 2020 at the Pheasant Run Resort in St Charles, Illinois.  We have a new set of days in the calendar and a new location but will still have a fun-filled week of basset hound competition and camaraderie.

The theme this year is BHCA Proud. Watch for details as we fill in these pages with more information on what we hope will be a very special gathering of our club members and friends.

Headquarters Hotel

BHCA will gather at the Pheasant Run Resort in St Charles, Illinois.  This site has hosted many dog events including National Specialty Shows.

Room reservations are open now!  Call the hotel directly at (630) 584-6300, or toll free at (800) 474-3272, to make reservations over the phone.  Please advise them to mention the Basset Hound Club of America to receive the discounted group rate of $115.00.

You can also share this booking link for guests that prefer to make their reservations online:


This link leads guests directly to the block of rooms, held at the discounted rate, for the BHCA National Specialty.

Preliminary Events Schedule

  • Friday, September 18, 2020:   Tracking TD & TDX Tests; BHCA Hunt Tests
  • Saturday, September 19, 2020:  Field Trials; Rescue Activities
  • Sunday, September 20, 2020:  Tracking TDU & VST Tests; Scent Work Trials (2; all-breed); Minneapolis-St Paul BHC Specialty (afternoon)
  • Monday, September 21, 2020:  Fort Dearborn BHC Specialty; Scent Work Trial (1; basset only); Obedience & Rally Trials
  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020:  BHCA Obedience & Rally Trials; Sweepstakes; Futurity & Maturity Stakes
  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020:  Agility Trial(s); Dog Conformation Classes
  • Thursday, September 24, 2020:  Bitch Conformation Classes; Annual BHCA Club Meeting
  • Friday, September 25, 2020:  Junior Showmanship; Intersex Conformation Classes; Awards Dinner