Judge & Breed Mentors

Our current requirements* to be on the BHCA approved mentor list:

“Mentors would be used at various Regional and National Shows as well as other shows throughout the country to assist aspiring judges of our breed to more fully understand all facets of the Basset conformation as it fits the written standard.

A mentor should:

  1. Be a member in good standing of the BHCA for at least 12  years
  2. Be a recognized breeder having bred (not just owned or shown) at least 5 champions
  3. Be able to exhibit knowledge of Basset anatomy, form, and function
  4. Have regularly attended Nationals and Regional Specialties (in your area)
  5. Have attended at least one BHCA sponsored seminar in the past 5 years
  6. Have the ability to evaluate dogs using positive terminology without prejudice
  7. Be willing to travel and attend functions for the purpose of mentoring without financial reimbursement as a service to the club and breed.

Judges Education Committee

Richard Nance, Chair, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bob Opeka, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Joani Rush, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Susan Smyth, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kitty Steidel, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Judge Mentors

Go to http://www.akc.org/judges_directory/ for the most current contact information.

Louis Bowman (Canada)

Timothy Childers (IL)

Sandi Chryssanthis (OR)

Mary Ann Clark  (VA)

James Dok (WA)

Sharon Dok (WA)

Jacquelyn Fogel (WI)

Celeste M. Gonzalez (IA)

Ron Lukins (CA)

Carol Makowski (CO)

Diane Malenfant (AZ)

Donald C. Martin (IL)

Gwen M. McCullagh (NJ)

Robert E. McDonald (WV)

Sylvie McGee (WA)

Deidre McKinnon (Canada)

Richard Nance (NM)

Sharon Nance (NM)

Carol O’Bryant (KY)

Robert Opeka (PA)

Anne D. O’Reilly (PA)

Claudia Orlandi, PhD (VT)

Harold Pybus (Canada)

Jerry Rush (CA)

Joani Rush (CA)

William R. Russell (WA)

Marshall Sherman (CA)

Joseph B. Smith (PA)

Penny Swan (IL)

Dr. Lamont Steedle (MD)

Vicki Steedle (MD)

Dr. Charles Steidel (AZ)

Claire (Kitty) Steidel (AZ)

Daniel J. Smyth (NJ)

Susan Nelson Smyth (NJ)

Prof. Douglas Taylor (MO)

James R. Tysseling (AZ)

Marion (Mimi) Tysseling (AZ)

James R. White (NC)

Margie Wikerd (PA)

Gale Yamaguchi (TN)

Breeder Mentors

Gail Allen (WA)

Barbara Brandt (AK)

Sandra Campbell (SC)

Marge Cook (TX)

Penny Frederiksen (TX)

Claudia Lane (MO)

Kirk Joiner (FL)

Archie Kintner (IN)

Carole Kintner (IN)

Virginia Kovalic (MI)

Bill Nolan (CA)

Ed Smizer (NC)

Joe Speiser (IN)

Dawn Towne (NY)

Chris Wallen (OR)

* this list is subject to change