What is Basset Hound University (BHU)?

 

Basset Hound University (BHU) is a practical education concept developed by the Basset Hound Club of America.  The goal of BHU is to provide home study programs in Basset Hound breed education.  The University is designed as an on-going school of learning in which courses on owning, breeding, competing with and judging Basset Hounds are available year round.   BHU is dedicated to preserving the past and educating future breeders, owners, exhibitors and judges of the Basset Hound.

The concept of Basset Hound University is similar to correspondence degree programs, where Basset Hound breeders, owners, exhibitors and judges can take courses and complete them at their own pace at home.  BHU is designed to be used as a model for parent clubs of all breeds of dog.

 

How did Basset Hound University come into being?

 

The Basset Hound University concept is the result of some very successful education workshops which the Basset Hound Club of America gives during their National specialties. Components of these workshops include classroom presentations and discussion, hands-on practice with live exhibits, use of angle measuring tools, and most importantly, evaluation of the attendee’s dogs, which provides that essential component of “how does what I’m learning apply to my own Basset Hounds?”  Since starting the workshops in 1999, attendance has steadily increased from 40 to 60 to over 100 attendees, which is a very enthusiastic turnout for a National specialty which averages about 300 dogs. When members expressed interest in an on-going, year round education program, it led to the development of the Basset Hound University concept.

 

How is BHU set up and which courses have been completed?

 
BHU is divided into a system of “schools,” each of which is run by the 3 education committees within the Basset Hound Club of America: Member Education, Public Education and Judges’ Education.  A list of completed BHU courses can be found on the following page.

How is BHU set up and which courses have been completed?

How are the courses in Basset Hound University designed?

 

Basset Hound University courses use a workbook, and sometimes, a workshop approach.  Workbook exercises incorporate easy to answer formats such as true and false, multiple choice, fill in the blanks and matching questions. Breeders, owners and judges may complete self-scoring quizzes to assist the learning process

 

Basset Hound University Schools and Courses

Basset Hound Owners School
  101 Basset Hound Owner’s Guide (Workbook & Self Scoring Quiz)
  102 Coloring and Activities Book (Printable)
     
Basset Hound Activities (Performance Courses) School
  401     Tracking with a Basset Hound (Workbook & Self Scoring Quiz)
    (Includes textbook materials which must be ordered by the student) Tracking from the Ground Up (Boyd/Ganz); Tracking with a Basset Hound by Ruth Paule; Tracking Regulations (AKC, amended to January, 2014)
  402 Scent and the Scenting Dog (Workbook Book & Self Scoring Quiz)
    (Includes textbook materials which must be ordered by the student) Scent and the Scenting Dog by William G. Syrotuck 
  404 The Hunting Performance Test Workbook Program (Workbook & Self Scoring Quiz)
  405  Basset Hound School of Obedience (Workbook & Self Scoring Quiz)
     
Basset Hound Breeders School
  101 Basset Hound Owner’s Guide (Workbook & Self Scoring Quiz)
  103   Basset Breed Standard & Terminology (Workbook & Self Scoring Quiz)
  104 Survey of Basset Hound Breed Literature (Workbook & Self Scoring Quiz)
  201 Basset Hound:  A World History (Workbook & Self Scoring Quiz) 
  301 ABC’s of Dog Breeding
    (All textbook & quiz materials must be ordered by the student)
  302     Practical Canine Anatomy & Movement
    (All textbook & quiz materials must be ordered by the student)
  501  BHCA Judges Education CD
     
Basset Hound Judges School
  103 Basset Breed Standard & Terminology (Workbook & Self Scoring Quiz)
  104  Survey of Basset Hound Breed Literature (Workbook & Self Scoring Quiz)
  302  Practical Canine Anatomy & Movement
  501 BHCA Judges Education CD (Workbook & Self Scoring Quiz)
    Pocket Guide
    Illustrated Standard
     
Voices of Experience
  901 Pictorial History of 7 Basset Hound Breeding Programs
  902 Breeder's Round Table
  903 Grooming and Conditioning
  904 Showing the Basset Hound - Tips on Socializing, Conditioning, Training and Handling
     

Basset Hound University: The Next Phase

 

Most Basset Hound University courses are now available online on this site and are being presented in the form of "Flipbooks" which appear just as the written version, with a search feature, bookmarks, and thumbnails for ease of use. 

A few materials, must be purchased by the individual.  Most of those are available online at other sites, and a few must be ordered by mail. 

 

 

 

 

 

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