This is the school for you if you are currently a judge of Basset Hounds or are considering becoming a judge.  It is also an appropriate school for serious breeders who wish to expand their understanding of the Basset Hound.

Course 103
 Basset Hound Breed Standard and Terminology Workbook Course

Basset breeders, handlers and judges will gain greater familiarity with the Basset Hound and how to prioritize virtues and weaknesses in this breed.

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Course 104
 Survey of Basset Hound Breed Literature Workbook Course

This course is designed to familiarize you with some of the most important articles written about the Basset Hound. 

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Course 302
 Practical Canine Anatomy & Movement Home Study Program

This program summarizes key anatomy concepts that judges & breeders should know and focuses on surface and skeletal parts of the dog within the context of structural balance.

This Home Study Program written by Claudia Waller Orlandi, Ph.D. is currently only available by mail.  For more information on ordering Practical Canine Anatomy and Movement, go to

Basset Hound Club of America
  Judges Education Seminar CD

The official BHCA Judges’ Education Seminar CD based on a Presentation by Col. Robert E. Booth.

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Course 501
 BHCA Judges' Education CD Workbook Course

Based on the official BHCA Judges’ Education Seminar, individual slides are printed to allow judges to learn and remember the information presented in the seminar and prioritize conformation features in the Basset Hound. 

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Pocket Guide to the Basset Hound
An Aid for Judges
Prepared by the 2010 BHCA Judges' Education Committee
The Pocket Guide was designed to be a quick reference tool for judges of the most important points to consider regarding judging the Basset Hound.

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Basset Hound Club of America
 Illustrated Standard

Based on the official AKC Breed Standard, the official Judges' Education Seminar and the Pocket Guide to the Basset Hound, the Illustrated Standard is published with the intent to be of value to both Breeders and Judges of our breed in evaluating the unique and essential traits of the Basset Hound.

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For more information regarding opportunities for Judges wishing to learn more about our breed, contact the current BHCA Judge's Education Chairperson.  This information is available at


Thank you for taking time to learn more about this wonderful breed.