Q: What are the
objectives of the AHBA?
are two major objectives of this association; 1) bring
the basset breed back as a viable rabbit hunting hound
through hunting and bench show competition and sound
breeding practices and 2) have great family fun with
friends who have the same love for bassets that we have.
Q: How does a
person join AHBA?
are two types of membership annual at $10. and day of
trial at $1. Annual membership provides the add benefit
of being able to track your hounds progress on-line and
access a members only forum, which is a great way to
provide constructive input into the running of the AHBA.
One can register at one of the local events for either
type of membership.
Q: Does a basset
have to be AKC registered to participate in AHBA
basset does not have to be AKC registered to register
with the ABHA. It can be registered with the AHBA in
one of two ways: 1) the basset may be check by a Breed
Inspector at any AHBA trial event and the registration
done at that time, or 2) a person may send a picture of
the basset to AHBA with the $10.00 registration fee and
the printable registration form found on this website
(See Registration Forms on side panel) completed by
Q: My basset is
neutered. Is it allowed to compete in the hunts and
Q: Whom do I
contact to find out more about AHBA?
A: Click on
links under the AHBA in my state menu for contact
numbers. All the contacts are anxious to talk to you!
Q: If our
children become interested in AHBA events are they
allowed to attend?
Absolutely yes. We are family oriented and we love to
have the kids running around enjoying themselves. We do
not allow alcohol use during the events and we ask all
who attend to refrain from the use of profanity.
Q: Are women
involved in AHBA events?
Absolutely yes. Approximately 15% to 20% of our
participants are women who own their own bassets
spectator’s allowed at AHBA events
Spectator are allowed in the field at a hunt after
signing a liability waiver
Q: Do I have to
join an AHBA club to participate in AHBA events?
A: No, but
we do encourage people to join AHBA clubs to help with
decision-making and to help support these clubs.
Q: Does the AHBA
have an official publication to provide information to
the basset owners?
A Yes. The
Rabbit Hunter Magazine is the official publication of
the AHBA. For subscription
call C & H Publishing at 1-800-851-7507 or e-mail
In addition, the association periodically sends out a no
(signup on our home page).
Note: We have children as young as eight years of age,
to adults who are in the mid-eighties competing their
bassets. When someone needs assistance with catching a
hound, leading a hound or handling it during
competition, there is always someone there to help.