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Club Priorities

The Bavarian and Hanoverian Scenthound Club of Canada (BHSCC) wants to ensure the proper development of the Bavarian Scenthound and Hanoverian Scenthound breeds; both working dogs will soon be recognized in Canada. To do so, the five members of the BHSCC’s board of directors agree on priorities for action and are in synergy with its member-owners of those breeds.
Everything needs to be developed and built, but one step at a time!

Our journey

A young club whose mission is to ensure the wise development of both very noble and very old breeds of European origin.


In July 2014, Hanoverian Scenthound owners, who all appreciate this fine breed for its aptitudes, met  for the first time to initiate the start up of the first Hanoverian Scenthound Club of Canada. An interim committee was then set up to complete the forms, legally establish the club's structure and administration. In less than a year, the committee had seen substantial growth. In March 2015, a first general meeting confirms the group's progress and looks to it's members to develop the vision and aspirations for the Hanoverian Scenthound breed and its deployment on Canadian soil.


In August 2015, a second meeting took place to create a common terminology, fix objectives for the development of the breed, and recognize the implication of members involved in the advancement of the club. This meeting was important because it permitted the members to adopt the first bylaws and the election of the first officials.

In August 2017, the BHSCC adopted its first race-specific rules and organized a first edition in Quebec City. This first Natural Aptitude Test (TAN) is judged by a Belgian judge, Mr. Baufay, accredited by the FCI. The board of directors undertakes to organize these events at least once a year.

In March 2019, a historic moment marks the club's fifth anniversary: ​​the addition of the Bavarian Scenthound breed. The members unanimously voted in favor of the inclusion of the second breed in the club and proposed renaming the Club Bavarian and Hanoverian Scenthound Club of Canada (BHSCC).

The beginning of a great adventure!

Passionate volunteers who are committed to the preservation of a breed loyal to its origins.

The breeds are not currently recognized in Canada. The recognition process is long, but the BHSCC is accompanied by the Canine Federation of Canada (CFC) to guide it through the process of breed recognition. Working tests specific to this breed should be considered in its development. Those tests are not yet widespread in North America, but are common in Europe. Hanoverian Scenthound and Bavarian Scenthound breeders are not yet authorized or supervised on Canadian soil.

Our involvement

Two greats breeds, a great club.

The Hanoverian Scenthound and Bavarian Scenthound  above all, is a breeds developed specifically for the recovery of wounded big game. Over time, dogs with particular temperaments and talents were selected for their genetics to become great bloodhounds.

Like for its Europeans counterparts, it's equally important for the BHSCC to foster, develop and promote all activities and all interventions to protect and promote the Hanoverian Scenthound and Bavarian Mountain Hound breed in our country taking in to account our legislative context and our cultural dynamic. The BHSCC wishes to ensure the good development of both breeds with the Canine Federation of Canada (CFC). Above all, the BHSCC wants to strengthen the friendly ties that unite different countries, different societies and the different clubs that constitute the important basis. 

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