Basset Hound Club

of America, Inc.

The Basset Hound Club of America


was founded to encourage and promote quality in the breeding of pure-bred Basset Hounds and to do all  possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection, to encourage the organization of local Basset Hound clubs in those areas where there are sufficient fanciers of the breed to meet the requirements of the American Kennel Club, and to assist them in their activities, to urge members and breeders to accept the Standard of the breed as approved by the American Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which Basset Hounds should be judged, to do all in its power to protect the interests of the breed by encouraging sportsmanlike competition at dog shows, field trials, obedience trials, and tracking tests, etc. and to conduct such events under the rules of the American Kennel Club.

They are the American Kennel Club's designated "parent Club" for basset hounds in the United States and are recognized through out the world as the authority for the breed and the written AKC Breed Standard for Basset Hounds.

Through the efforts of the parent club, the breed has proven to be a multi-purpose hound that excels in conformation, obedience, tracking, field trialing and pack hunting.

In addition to their national events the Basset Hound Club of America, Inc. has also formed a foundation to help with their mission.

The Mission of the Basset Hound Club of America Foundation (BHCAF)

To inform and educate the public about Basset Hounds as well as other breeds of dogs;

To assist in furthering the understanding of the diseases, genetic defects, injuries and other ailments that afflict Basset

Hounds and other breeds of dogs;

To promote and assist the development, publication and distribution of educational materials about the proper care,

treatment, breeding, health, development and training of Basset Hounds;

To promote the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of displaced Basset Hounds.

History of the Basset Hound Club of America Foundation (BHCAF)

The Basset Hound Club of America Foundation was established to fund projects that further the welfare of the breed.

Funding is obtained from various sources:

          Annual giving as an elected option through Basset Hound Club of America membership renewals;

          Proceeds from raffles/auctions at the National Specialty Show;

          Donations from generous donors;


          Donations from independent Basset Hound Clubs


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