Local Basset Hound Captures Top Honors

LYNNVILLE, Ind. – Eric and Tracy Hewitt of Jamestown and their dog, Vivian June, have plenty to be proud of as their basset hound, a Rabbit Grand Champion, was awarded High Point Hound of the Year honors and won the run-off in the Champion Division in the recent American Hunting Basset Association’s annual Run-Off.

Vivian June began field training in the Grand Champion division in 2014 and was inducted into the AHBA Hall of Fame recently, based on total lifetime win points.

Eric Hewitt also spends time hunting rabbits in New York and Pennsylvania with his bassets.

The AHBA sanctions family-oriented, no-kill field trials where basset hounds compete at the job for which they were bred.