The BHCSC, as part of our club’s purpose, offers annual awards in October for the club’s “award year” (August 1, 2015 - July 31, 2016). Members who’s basset hounds have earned a new AKC Championship or title during this period receive certificates and medallions (see NEWS note below) for their dogs’ accomplishment.
Another very special award, Rookie of the Year, is presented annually at this event. The BHCSC Board of Directors selects one or more members for Rookie of the Year. This award goes to someone who has shown exceptional promise in handling a basset hound in the show ring and is very new to going into the show ring.
As of July 31, 2016, three of the top five Basset Hounds (AKC Top Dogs - Breed) in the country were the offspring of GCHG Splash's The Professor.
GCHG Splash's Oceanic Whitetip Shark
GCHB Daddy Douglas V. Grunsven
GCHS Rebel Hound's Blues Man
*GCHG Splash's Oceanic Whitetip Shark owned by Jo Ann, Bill, Jackie, and Bill Nolan
AKC Top Dog Report (breed) - #1 Basset Hound Bitch 2015
AKC Grand Championship points earned - #1 Basset Hound 2015
Westminster Kennel Club Show - 2016 - Best of Opposite Sex
Best in Specialty Shows (Six):
8/14/15 BHC Seattle
3/25/16 BHCA Regional (hosted by BHCSC)
4/08/16 Timberline BHC
4/08/16 BHCA Regional (hosted by Timberline)
5/20/16 BHCA Regional (hosted by GSDBHC)
5/21/16 Greater San Diego BHC