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.

LINK: BHCSC Member Breeders

For those looking for basset hound puppies from a responsible breeder these members use the AKC Standard as a guide when breeding and follow our BHCSC Code of Ethics.

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.

Contact information is available on this page.

Note: BHCSC, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(7) organization.

The Basset Hound Club of Southern California, Inc. is a Member Club of the Basset Hound Club of America, Inc.




An AKC Video on

Responsible Breeders


This Website was Updated

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 6:31 PM

The BHCSC is a licensed Club of the American Kennel Club, Inc.


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.



LINK: Website page Responsible Breeders for more information on responsible breeders.

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NOTE: This AKC video is hosted on YouTube. The BHCSC has no control of any accompanying advertising.

The information below has been included here by the webmaster because he has recently received emails from several people who claim to have been scammed by one of these fraudulent websites. At least three 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.

2023 BHCSC Basset Hound Picnic - We're not sure at this time what will happen regarding the picnic. Just keep watching for any updates.

2022 BHCSC Meetings: Sunday, January 15th, at 12:00 Noon at the home of Candy Holman. We will start out by going over our plans for the upcoming 2023 Specialty Show. We also will be talking about future dates and activities. I would like to get some input on ideas for upcoming meetings.


A recently discovered disease, Lefora, 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 Lefora and the genetic testing go to the BHCSC Blog Post (see link below).

2023 BHCSC Specialty Weekend - March 25 & 26

Featuring Two Conformation

Breeder Judges

Megumi Tako - Suzaka, Nagano, Japan

Ron Lukins - Ariel, Washington

All club members and guests are welcome to come to our Specialty Shows (this is a show where only basset hounds compete). These shows provide an excellent way for anyone interested in basset hounds to see wonderful examples of the breed plus meet their owners and breeders.

By attending our shows you'll show support for those club members who are doing their best to uphold the AKC Standard for Basset Hounds. They are also among the very few who are helping to maintain our wonderful breed.

Bring your own comfy chairs to sit in to enjoy the shows. Plan for an enjoyable day surrounded by basset hounds and great people. We hope to see you there.

Feel free to make a lunch reservation when available (see Specialty Food page - coming soon)  or bring your own lunch.

If you have never been to a dog show you might want to check out our page Dog Shows Explained.

We hope to see you there.

Everyone is Welcome

Photo from 2011 BHCSC Specialty Show Best of Breed Competition

Very Special Update from BHCA

Preliminary Lafora Genetic Testing Results

Guest Blog entry from Rosemary Ryan, Chairperson

BHCA Health & Research Committee

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