Way to go Muttley! See you in Carlisle? I'll be leaving Molly home and concentrating on "working" at the Hunt Test. Can you believe they actually asked me to be on the Committee? See what monster you have created Dean? Whoever would have thought that 6 yrs. after our first AHBA Hunt the party girl and movie star Basset from Long Island would be on the BHCA Hunt Test Committee and a triple titled hunting hound, respectively. I love it! Congratulations and take care all, Belinda.
Muttley weighs about 50 lbs.Not a big basset, but a nice size for hunting.
Belinda, "created a monster" ?? You had a pretty good head start. I think you make a good choice for the committee, you know enough about hunting bassets and are not trapped in traditional field trial lore. You will be a big help. See you in Carlisle.
For the rest of you -- thanks and come on out to a hunt test and let your basset have some fun. Ask Belinda what happens when a basset learns to hunt.
Alice, you should come! You can get an ILP# for Fred from the AKC and compete in all AKC and BHCA performance events. Go to the AKC website for the info. All you need is a neuter certificate from the vet and a picture. Molly is ILP registered even though her father is a breed Champion. I wanted it known that even well bred dogs wind up in rescue. The Hunt Test is similar to an AHBA Hunt except that the dogs go out either solo, brace or 2 coupled pack (4) and there is a test for gun shyness. The dogs are scored on how well they find, pursue and relocate rabbits. Even though they kick up a rabbit doesn't guarentee a passing score (well, that's the way it's supposed to be anyway). Molly has failed more times than she's passed. I'm staying at the Motel 6 in Carlisle. They charge a wopping $28.79 for a room! At least on non car show weekends. Hope to see you there! And thanks for the compliment Dean. Take care, Belinda. P.S. The rules for the Hunt Test are on the BHCA website.
Belinda --- Muttley is not as dominant a hunter as Y. Lee, and the best match I have for Molly, unless Critter decides to start running consistently.
Alice, one hound out of the brace can qualify even if the other doesn't run. Muttley can enter for a qualifying run with Molly and non- qualifying with Harley Chick