The Website of the Basset Hound Club


About Us

The Basset Hound Club was re-formed in 1954 and its principal functions are to look after the interests of the Breed, to promote classes at Shows and to hold Shows at Open and Championship level, and to foster friendliness and co-operation between Members whether they are interested in Showing or having a Basset Hound as a pet. Members of the Club pay an annual subscription which includes free Third Party Insurance cover for members and their hounds on a BHC organised event i.e. a Show or Branch Functions including walks. Membership information is available on the Club Information page.


The Club's Newsletter, the first of which appeared in 1957, together with the Website helps to keep members informed of events in the Basset world in general and in particular of other's activities and opinions at home and abroad. A Record Book, now a yearly publication 'The Scent' combines newsletter and the Record Book into one glossy publication.

There are Regional Branches of the Club in the Midlands and further South and members of the Club are entitled to join these on payment of a small additional annual membership fee. The Branches hold various functions in their areas, guarantee classes at local Open Shows and some publish Newsletters for their Members. Contact details for Branch secretaries can be found on the Branch Information page. 


Letter from Royal Canin:


We at Royal Canin are reaching out to you as we sponsored your show in the last twelve months.

With the ongoing Covid-19 crisis we are trying to help your winners redeem their prizes. Normally this would be done on our stand at the championship shows. As most shows are now cancelled until the end of October, we have altered the system to allow winners to claim their prizes via our Area Business managers.

“Don't forget that you can still redeem your gift certificates won at shows sponsored by Royal Canin by contacting their Area Business Manager. To find out who the Business Manager is for your area, click here:

We hope this goes some way to showing our support of shows and events and look forward to supporting you in the future.

In the meantime please stay safe 

Antony Bongiovanni

National Show & Events Manager

Royal Canin Europe