Join Us In Colorado!

It's never too early to make plans for the 2019 BHCA Nationals in Colorado.  Events will take place from September 27 through October 4, 2019.

Our headquarters hotel is the Crowne Plaza Denver International Airport.  Conformation, obedience and rally competitions will be held at the hotel and it will also be the central gathering place for social and education activities.

Tracking, agility, field and hunting events will take place at facilities within a modest drive of the hotel.

Watch this web site to expand as more information is available.  Early information on the hotel, the initial event schedule, and the organizing committee are already available below.  Watch the short video presentation that debuted at the 2018 Nationals dinner to inspire you to attend.  We hope to see you next fall in Denver!

Visit the 2019 Nationals Facebook page to find out all the latest news!

Heidi Martin Portrait Raffle

Tickets are still available for the custom 14" x 16" head study by Heidi Martin. Tickets are $5 each/6 for$25.  This can be for any breed of dog -  not limited to Basset Hounds.  Proceeds go directly to support the Colorado Nationals this year.  Here again is a sample of Heidi’s work.   Please contact Sukey Shor ( or Carol Makowski ( if you’re interested in tickets.  Thank you!

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Here's a printer friendly version of the Schedule of Events in pdf format: 2019 Nationals Schedule of Events

Jim Tysseling is now in charge of RV parking.  Claudia Lane will help. All RVs will be parked in the lot outside the Convention center entrance, the farthest row from the building.

On Sunday before nationals, we’ll need help laying down plastic in the grooming area, Salon D.  The hotel is not requiring us to use plastic in the other salons. Let Carol Makowski know if you can help.

All judges are hired and applications are in to the AKC. Premium lists will be posted on the website as soon as they are available.

We’ll be having the same photographer that did Nationals’ photos last year.  They’ll be at all the events starting with field trials in Ramah and will stay in Simla during the field events.

Dinners during nationals week are planned and reservation forms will be in Tally Ho shortly.  Sharon Nance will handle all reservations.

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

Research Committee presentation

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

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

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

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