AKC Scent Work

Who may participate?

All dogs, both purebred and mixed breed, six months of age or older. 

AKC Registered, PAL Numbers are acceptable.

AKC Scent Work

This is an event where the Basset Hound should truly excel.  Scent Work allows one of your dog’s favorite pastimes becomes a rewarding game.  In this sport, there must be a partnership between the dog and the handler.  The handler must rely on the dog’s nose to find the target odor.

This sport mimics the work of professional detection dogs who look for specific scents.  Cotton swabs are hidden out of sight and the dog must find them.  The dog must indicate that he has found the scent and the handler will make it known to the judge.  Scents used are the essential oils of Anise, Birch, Clove and Cypress.  Scent Work is a fun game that any Basset Hound can play!  Want to find out more?