The purpose of the Association of Masters of Harriers and Beagles is to oversee the promotion and proper management of Harrier and Beagle Hunts. The Association promotes the highest standard of horse and hound management in and outside kennels.
The Council of Hunting Associations’ produces a booklet “The Code of Practice for the Welfare of Hounds in Hunt Kennels” which describes best practice in kennels. All hunts hold a copy in kennels.
The AMHB has a panel of inspectors who visit all kennels and undertake a formal inspection at least once every three years to ensure high standards. A formal report is sent to the Director of the Association following each visit. The current panel of inspectors include two serving Masters of Hounds, a retired police inspector and a vet.