Posts with tag United Kennel Club

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


UKC Premier Logs 8,000 Entries for 2013 Event

The United Kennel Club has received 8,000 entries for the 20th annual UKC Premier  set for June 13 through 16, 2013, in Kalamazoo, Mich. Those entries will be spread over conformation events and obedience, rally obedience and agility trials. In addition, dogs will be competing in weight-pull, lure-coursing, dock-jumping and lure-coursing events, plus Terrier racing…. read more

Sniper’s Raging Thunder, owned by Chris Gilmer of Delight, Ark., and handled by John Stuart, earned the title 2013 UKC Squirrel Dog World Champion last month in Tell City, Ind. Photo © UKC.

Young Dog Wins UKC Squirrel Dog Title

The UKC Squirrel Dog World Championship was a good event for all of the hunters entered, but it was particularly spectacular for Chris Gilmer of Delight, Ark. Three dogs that he owns or co-owns placed in the top 10 during the two-day event early last month in Tell City, Ind. Two of those dogs took… read more

The Bluetick Coonhound is a nighttime hunter of the rascally raccoon, with a “cold nose” and a warm heart. Photo by Krista Droop.

Breeder Buzzwords – The Bluetick Coonhound

Scenthounds were developed throughout Europe beginning in the ninth century. The monks of the Abbey of St. Hubert began keeping an ancient strain in the Ardennes Forest of Belgium during this period, and from their hounds a wide array of breeds was developed in Britain, Scandinavia, France and elsewhere. The French, in particular, cultivated an… 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

Five Terrier races during the UKC Grand Nationals saw the feisty, energetic breeds using their speed for ribbons and fun. Photo © United Kennel Club.

UKC 2012 Gateway Nationals Showcase Conformation and Performance Events

Three days of competition at the Purina Events Center in Gray Summit, Mo., brought together more than 600 dogs for United Kennel Club conformation, agility, obedience, rally obedience, lure coursing, Terrier races and dock diving. The UKC Gateway Nationals, in their third year, were designed to support the registry’s “Total Dog” philosophy, according to Tony… 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


Run, Jump, Splash: Dock Diving’s Fun for Just About Everyone

Remember running down the dock and jumping into the lake when you were a kid? How about springing off the diving board into a cool pool on a hot summer day? Just a little bit of danger, a burst of energy as you take off, then the giddiness of hitting the water and the exhilaration… read more


The Consummate Hunting Dog – the Treeing Walker Coonhound

The Treeing Walker Coonhound became AKC’s 174th breed when it was granted full recognition on January 1, 2012, and became eligible to compete in the Hound Group. This beautiful tri- or bi-colored hound finds it origins in the late 1800s, descended from the early hounds brought to America from England, from which developed the Virginia… 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

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