The San Jacinto Beagle Club was organized 1961 by brace beagling enthusiasts and held its first brace field trial in 1965. It is licensed by the American Kennel Club and is associated with the National Beagle Club. The Club expanded into show activities in 1976 and held its first licensed show in 1979. Membership is open to all who own, show or just love beagles. Club members are breeders, owners and handlers who participate in field and tracking trials, conformation shows, agility and obedience competitions and people who just love their pet beagles. Meetings are held bi-monthly in Houston, Texas.
The Club sponsors two specialty shows every year. In July, the SJBC specialty is held in conjunction with the Reliant Series of Dog Shows at the Houston Reliant Center. In the Spring, the show is held in conjunction with the Houston Kennel Club show at the Farm and Ranch Club in West Houston. Additionally, SJBC sponsors field trials in the fall of each year in the Houston area.