Posts with tag UKC

The American Kennel Club or the United Kennel Club: Is There an Alternative?

I don’t often write show reports, but the American Kennel Club shows in California on July 19-22, hosted by the Kennel Club of Salinas and Sierra-Tuolumne Kennel Club Inc., are worth highlighting for two reasons: the atmosphere and their proximity to four all-breed United Kennel Club shows. The AKC shows were pleasant, in spite of… read more


Beagles Swarm Ohio Town for UKC Hunting Beagle Nationals

Hunting Beagle enthusiasts returned to Cochocton, Ohio, in April for the fourth year to compete in and attend the United Kennel Club Hunting Beagle Nationals. Little did they know they’d be witnesses to a little bit of history too. At the end of three days of hunting in the area of the friendly town of… read more

A Black and Tan Coonhound, Gr. Nite Ch. GCh. ‘PR’ Bad to the Bones Black Hawk, took the high prize at the 2013 United Kennel Club Winter Classic for Coonhounds. Photo © United Kennel Club.

UKC Winter Classic Move to Mississippi Boosts Entries

For the first time in 26 years, the United Kennel Club Winter Classic Coon Hunt was not in Georgia. This year’s late January event moved to Batesville, Miss., a town of about 8,000. A move like that can be scary for an organization, for several reasons, according to Allen Gingerich, senior director of hunting events.As… read more

Treeing Walker Coonhound Nite Ch. ‘PR’ Shorter Creeks Hanks Joe was the top hunter in the Nite Champion division. Photo © United Kennel Club.

National Grand Nite Champion Coonhound Crowned in Indiana

It took two nights of hunting for raccoons in the dark to do it, but GCh. Grand Nite Ch. ‘PR’ LB Red Hot Sweat HTX, a Treeing Walker Coonhound, owned by Tim Toler and handled by Mikyle White, earned the title of 2012 National Grand Nite Champion of Autumn Oaks at the annual event in… read more


Local Dog Wins UKC Hunting Beagle Nationals

The United Kennel Club Hunting Beagle Nationals descended on Coshocton, Ohio, in April 2012 as they have for the past several years. Hometown dog, Grand Hunting Beagle Champion Circle H Hurry Up Blue Regis, owned by David and Douglas Hummell, was the overall National Grand winner after three days of hunt tests. Nearly 500 people… read more


UKC Hunting Programs Run Gamut from Birding to Treeing

The United Kennel Club has sponsored hunting trials almost since its inception in 1898, often in conjunction with hunting clubs. Of the more than 15,000 UKC-licensed events that take place each year, more than 60 percent test dogs’ hunting abilities, training and instinct. The registry’s hunting programs feature separate trials for Beagles, Coonhounds, Curs and… read more