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2024 BHCA Nationals

Get ready for the biggest event of the year! Join us for the 2024 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty  Show, where you'll see many of the country's top and most talented Basset Hounds from all over the country.

The National Specialty is more than just a dog show. It's an opportunity to connect with fellow basset hound enthusiasts, learn more about this wonderful breed, and participate in fun activities throughout the weekend. From the competition itself to educational seminars and social events, there's something for everyone at the 2024 BHCA Nationals.

Plan to come before the show or stay after to see all of the beautiful sites Albany has to offer. Check out the Visitors Bureau for more information.

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Key Dates & Deadlines

Get ready for the biggest event of the year! Join us for the 2024 Basset Hound Club of America National Specialty  Show, where you'll see many of the country's top and most talented Basset Hounds from all over the country.


 

Event

Deadline

NOTICE EARLY DATE Trophy Donations for Classes

May 15

Hotel Reservations

August 16 Call now; reduced room rates cannot be guaranteed after August 16

Catalog Advertising

Absolutely NO ad will be accepted after this date.

 

June 12

Clothing Order

August 1

Grooming Space (5x10)

 

August 15

Raffle and Auction Donation (Sent to Chair)

Aug 14

RV Parking Reservation

Aug 25

Trophy Donations to be published as General Fund

June 12

Vendor Space Reservation

August 1

Entries Close (Conformation, Obedience, Rally, Tracking & Agility, Scent Work, Futurity and Maturity)

 

August 14

Catalog Orders 

August 14

Reservation for Meals (more info coming soon)

August 14


2024 Nationals Committe Chairs

Position/Committee
Chair
Email
Tracking Secretary
Melody Fair
heirdog@gmail.com
Agility Secretary
Lori Sage
k9sports22@gmail.com
Coordinator
Gene McDonald
bhcagm@gmail.com
Co-Coordinator
Sylvie McGee
Sylviebhca2024@gmail.com
Nationals Treasurer
Mark Chryssanthis
MarkC.2024Nationals@gmail.com
Show Chair
Sylvie McGee
Sylviebhca2024@gmail.com
Assistant Show Chair
Bobbi Brandt
sasquatchak@aol.com
Show Secretary/Superintendent
Georgjan Bridger
Georjiesdogevents@gmail.com
Obedience/Rally Chair
Chris Wallen
cwbasset@aol.com
Tracking Chair
Roy and Melody Fair
heirdog@gmail.com
Agility Chair
Karin Pearson King
karin@jsking.org
Dinner Reservations Chair
Jeanne Dietrich
houndmoms@comcast.net
Field Trial Chair
Barb Fuller
Barb.fuller@sbcglobal.net
Field Trial Secretary
Marianne Lovejoy
lovejoymarianne@gmail.com
Grounds Chair
TBD
Hunting Performance Test Chair
Marianne Lovejoy
lovejoymarianne@gmail.com
Hunting Performance Test Secretary
Vicki LePenske
pearlessenceweims@att.net
Scentwork Chair
Erin Fosler
erinfosler@gmail.com
Scentwork Secretary
Melissa Knapp
melissa.s.knapp@gmail.com
Hospitality Chair
Elizabeth Swedyk
ears2murphy@yahoo.com
Judges' Hospitality
Sylvie McGee
Sylviebhca2024@gmail.com
Trophy Chair
Mimi Tysseling
mimitysseling@gmail.com
Catalog Sales Chair
Jan Allison
Jana1011@aol.com
Catalog Advertising Chair
Terri Ralenkotter
tdrgraphics@gmail.com
Vendor Chair
TBD
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