The TALLY-HO, Official Magazine of BHCA!

TALLY-HO is the official publication of the Basset Hound Club of America. The glossy, full-color magazine is published six times a year and is sent to all BHCA members as a benefit of membership. In addition to news of the club, TALLY-HO contains informative articles on a wide variety of subjects pertaining to the Basset Hound. Members may also purchase advertising space in the magazine.


TALLY-HO Advertising and Editorial Submissions

I. Editorial/Photo Submissions

A. Columns, reports, articles and other editorial content should be sent as .doc or .txt files or via email to the TALLY-HO Editor, Terri Ralenkotter, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

B. Photo submissions for articles/reports/etc. should be sent on CD, Flash Drive or via email. 300 dpi. Color or B/W. jpg or tif preferred. Photos sent via mail must include SASE if you want them returned.

II. Digital Ad Specifications

Digital files are required. Acceptable media include CD or flash drive.

Ad sizes:

Full Page: Print size is 8 ½" x 11". Live page area 7 ½" x 10". Bleed area 8 ¾" x 11 ½". Not responsible for images outside the live area.

Half Page horizontal: 7 ½" (w) x 5" (h)

Quarter Page vertical: 4 3/4” (h) x 3 ½" (w)

Business Card Ad: 3 ½" (w) x 2" (h) Black and white only.


A. Photos should be high resolution jpg, eps or tif images. Minimum resolution: 300 dpi. Images can be sent color or black and white. Low resolution photos will not be accepted.

B. Photo submission: Email or send photos on CD or Flash Drive. For mailed photos, please do not attach tape or post it notes to the front of the photos. Please indicate cropping preferences with a marked up copy, sketch or tissue overlay. Please include SASE for photo return and clearly label photos on the back with dog’s name and your address. Scanned photo charge: $12.00.

C. All ads MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE. No ad that is unpaid will be run.


III. Submitting A Professionally-Designed Ad ("Camera-Ready")

A. Digital ads are required. They should be received as Press Quality pdfs or Hi-Res tif file. CMYK format.

B. Ads may be sent in native files in Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator. You must include all fonts and graphics if you send your files this way. Also include a hard copy proof or pdf.


IV. Having The TALLY-HO Editor Prepare Your Ad

A. Email or Send layout description and photos.

B. Layout time will be billed at $30 per hour. Ads will be sent for you to proof. Ads must be paid in advance. All checks must be made payable to the 'Tally-Ho'. Most simple layouts will be approx: $30, however special requests, ads with many photos, etc. could run more. If you need an estimate, please ask.




NOTE: Any ads sent in a non-digital format, or not prepared by the TALLY-HO Editor may incur additional charges which are the responsibility of the advertiser. Amounts due for ads are considered obligations to the BHCA in the same manner that dues are considered. Any amount owed the TALLY-HO and left unpaid is considered in the same light as unpaid dues and will affect your voting and membership privileges.

All members receive TALLY-HO as a benefit of membership. Members may purchase up to two different single issues of this magazine by filling out the Tally-Ho Order Form and mail to:

Terri Ralenkotter, Editor
3061 Ashley Drive
Edgewood, KY  41017
859-802-8895 (phone and fax)
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TALLY-HO Deadlines

The deadline for the January - February Issue: December 1

The deadline for the March - April Issue: February 1

The deadline for the May - June Issue: April 1

The deadline for the July - August Issue: June 1

The deadline for the September - October Issue: August 1

The deadline for the November - December Issue: October 20

Send all TALLY-HO materials to:

Terri Ralenkotter, Editor
3061 Ashley Drive
Edgewood KY  41017
859-802-8895 (phone and fax)
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The editor will be happy to answer any questions.


TALLY-HO Cover Criteria and Reservation Information

Front Cover is by Prepaid Reservation:

Cost is $250 - $100 to be prepaid (the remaining $150 is due upon submission of cover materials) Submissions for the Cover will be published first come/first served.

Final payment and cover materials must be in the Editor’s office one month prior to the issue deadline.


In order for a dog to appear on the cover, the owner or co-owner must be a BHCA voting member and the dog must be deceased and have one or more of the following qualifications:

* Register of Merit status

* Best of Breed, BOS, Winners Dog or Winners Bitch at a BHCA Nationals

* Best of Breed at five local Specialty shows

* Best In Show at an all-breed dog show

* Dual Champion

* Obedience Champion (OTCH)

* Obedience UDX

* HIT at a BHCA Nationals Obedience Trial

* Absolute Winner at a Fall Nationals Field Trial

* Triple Crown or Grand Field Champion

* Champion Tracker (CT)

* Tracking VST

* Agility trial MACH, PAX or PACH.

* BHCA VC (Versatility Certificate) or AKC VCD (Versatile Companion Dog)