The Basset Hound Club of Victoria Inc.

Hall of Fame


"Aust Ch Hushanda Lyndon Johnson"

Sire: Aust Ch Hushanda Johnny Reb    x    Dam:  Ch Hushanda Mischievoous

3 November 1988 - 29 January 1996

LB was bred and owned by our late life member and club patron, Mrs Grace Venuto of the famous Hushanda Basset Hound Kennels.   LB, as he was affectionately known to his many friends and admirers, set a breed record for his successes at shows as well as the sire of multiple top winning progeny he produced during his lifetime. 

LB was a dog born with a rare charisma which sets a great champion apart from others.   He achieved much during his short lifespan of 7 years - 31 Best in Show at both All Breed and Basset Hound Specialty Championship Shows;  over 80 Best Exhibit in the Hound Group, well in excess of 3000 Championship points, Winner of the KCC Guineas Final as a puppy at the 1989 Royal Melbourne Show in strong all breeds company, and then going on to be awarded Best Puppy in the Hound Group at that Royal Melbourne Show.  He was the inaugural winner of the Hound Club of Victoria's Top Hound Competition in 1995, under 3 hound specialist judges, one of whom also being a breed specialist.  LB was Best in Show at 3 of our Club's Championship Shows, Runner-Up to Best in Show at 2, as well as winning interstate Breed Specialty Shows.

LB's crowning achievement was, to my mind, winning Best Exhibit in Show at the 2nd Basset Hound National Show under UK breed specialist, Mrs Frances Meredith (Balmacara Basset Hounds), from an entry of 130 Basset Hounds from all over Australia.

LB and his breeder/owner/handler Grace Venuto, were a unique and impressive team in the showring.  With his happy and outgoing demeanour LB was indeed a great ambassador for our breed.

Wendy Boce

Contact Details

Mrs Maureen Boaler(Club Secretary)
Langwarrin, VIC, Australia
Email : [email protected]