The Masters of Foxhounds Association represents 176 packs of foxhounds that hunt in England and Wales and a further 10 in Scotland.
The MFHA has strict rules and codes of conduct that have been specially written to promote standards of best practice both in the Kennels and in the Field and to prove the accountability of their member packs.
All Masters of the MFHA have to agree to abide by the Association's rules, codes of conduct and instructions. The MFHA undertakes a rolling programme of Kennel visits which are carried out by respected and appointed individuals on a regular cycle in order to ensure that all the rules are adhered to and standards are maintained.
There are considerable sanctions available to the MFHA which include disqualification of any member hunt or individual.