Welcome to the Bavarian Mountain Scent Hound Society of America



Welcome to the website for the only Bavarian Mountain Scent Hound club in the United States that is affiliated with the American Kennel Club. We ask that you take time to view the information contained within to learn more about our fascinating breed of dog. We encourage you to apply for membership in our organization where you’ll meet fellow fanciers. You will be invited to attend events and activities designed to showcase the wonderful attributes and talents these dogs possess. Our hope is that you will become an avid owner of this highly intelligent, fun-loving, people-friendly working dog breed. When you join, a complete membership packet with a copy of the Constitution and Bylaws will be mailed to you. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for your membership application to be processed.

Club History and Purpose

The Bavarian Mountain Scent Hound Society of America was formed in November 2016. Members recognized the need for a professional organization that would unite concerned owners and breeders. Our primary goals are for the preservation, sustainability and health of the breed in America. To accomplish our goals we developed a five-fold Mission Statement that can be found in our Constitution and Bylaws.

Mission Statement

  • To protect and preserve the quality of this breed by encouraging, promoting and responsibly breeding the Bavarian Mountain Scent Hound in America.
  • To educate members, novices, long-time fanciers and the public on the history, use, breed standard and health concerns of this breed.
  • To encourage good sportsmanship behavior at all functions, events, tracking competitions, service opportunities and meets.To have members uphold the Society’s Code of Ethics and Breed Standard.
  • To uphold AKC and BMSHSA rules applying to shows, facility use, events, record-keeping and membership conduct.

Officers and Board Members



Cynthia Drake

Vice President

Chris Boyd


Cynthia Drake


Olsie D. Owens

Board of Directors

Pacific Regional

Pam Kragen

Western Regional

Luke Grover

Central Regional

Susan DellaPenta

Eastern Regional

Dan Kendall

Member at Large

LeAnne Crayton Lindsay

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