The Basset Hound Club of Southern California, Inc. welcomes you to the wonderful world of basset hounds. As stated below our club was established to protect and promote this unique and wonderful breed of dogs. The membership of the BHCSC is very active in showing their dogs in AKC conformation events as well as other AKC sanctioned events. In addition we have a large number of pet owners who also enjoy having basset hounds as family members. We invite you to join us in our efforts and to become active in the club. One thing you'll find about basset hound club members is that they are as fun loving and friendly as the dogs. While some of us often compete against each other in the show ring we are still great friends.
For those looking for basset hound puppies from a responsible breeder these members use the as a guide when breeding and follow our .
These are all breeders who register their basset hounds and litters with the American Kennel Club (AKC).
Some may have puppies or are planning a breeding.
Their contact information is available on this page.
Note: BHCSC, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(7) organization.
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NEWEST BLOG ENTRY
October 25, 2022 - Genetic Testing is Available for Lefora, a Newly Discovered Disease in Basset Hounds
This is an extremely important post for ALL basset hound breeders and owners plus anyone who is looking for a basset hound puppy. Lefora is a form of epilepsy found in basset hounds but we now have a genetic test for the disease.
Please check out the Blog for additional information.
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UPCOMING BHCSC EVENTS
The information below has been included here by the webmaster because he has recently received emails and calls from several people who claim to have been scammed by one of these fraudulent websites. At least four said they lost a substancial amount of money to one of these scammers. The following wording is from an actual FBI warning that our webmaster received in an email.
ATTENTION BREEDERS AND THOSE LOOKING FOR PUPPIES
A recently discovered disease, Lafora, has been reported in basset hounds. Fortunately there is a genetic test for this disease. The webmaster would like to publicly thank basset hound breeder, Rudy Smits, for bringing this disease to the attention of others. It's people like him who make this such a wonderful breed.
For more information on Lafora and the genetic testing go to the BHCSC Blog Post (see link below).
Very Special Update from BHCA
Preliminary Lafora Genetic Testing Results
Guest Blog entry from Rosemary Ryan, Chairperson
BHCA Health & Research Committee
This is STILL HAPPENING!
2024 BHCSC Meeting: Nothing scheduled yet
NOTE: There are some basset hounds available from BHCSC Member Breeders
March 23 & 24 BHCSC Specialty Show Weekend -
INFORMATION HAS BEEN UPDATED
This a special event that the club holds each year in March. It provides an opportunity for many of our members and others to show off their basset hounds. We encourage all of our members to come out and support this weekend. Everyone is welcome to come participate or watch our shows. We hope to see you there.
While the FBI Warning doesn't specifically mention fraudulent websites they do exist. I have found several on the Internet. Due to legal issues I cannot name them here but I can warn you to be very careful getting a puppy from anyone, especially if they want money up front. The guidelines provided by the FBI are a good starting point. Some of these "fraudsters" are very good at getting money from people.
Mr. Simon Luxmoore from England
Mrs. Wendy Boce from Australia