Garmin Partners with UKC
Posted on 01/04/2013 in Coonhounds.
UNITED KENNEL CLUB, INC.
GARMIN« PARTNERS with UNITED KENNEL CLUB
OLATHE, Kan. /December 23, 2012/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), and the United Kennel Club have reached an agreement, naming Garmin as a sponsor for the UKC’s major hound and beagle events, including the Winter Classic, Autumn Oaks, and Hunting Beagle World Championship.
Established in 1898, the United Kennel Club is the largest all-breed performance-dog registry in the world, registering dogs from all 50 states and 25 foreign countries. More than 60 percent of its 15,000 annually licensed events are tests of hunting ability, training and instinct. UKC prides itself on its family-oriented, friendly, educational events. The UKC has supported the "Total Dog" philosophy through its events and programs for over a century. As a departure from registries that place emphasis on a dog’s looks, UKC events are designed for dogs that look and perform equally well.
“We’ve enjoyed a long relationship with Tri-Tronics and we look forward to continuing this same partnership with Garmin,” stated Todd Kellam, vice president of United Kennel Club events.
“From the first Tri-Tronics A-70 to the Trashbreaker, the Astro and now the Alpha, competitive houndsmen have long relied on the product innovations, from first Tri-Tronics and now Garmin. Even before the Tri-Tronics acquisition, we at Garmin have long valued the essential role that the United Kennel Club plays in the competitive hound and beagle world,” remarked Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “We are proud to be a part of their prestigious events.”
Garmin’s growing outdoor segment focuses on developing technologies to enhance users’ outdoor experiences and their relationships with their canine companions. Whether it’s hiking, hunting, golfing, geocaching, or dog training, Garmin devices are essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. For more information about Garmin’s other outdoor products and services, go to http://www.garmin.com, www.garmin.blogs.com and http://twitter.com/garmin.
About Garmin International Inc.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications – most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin and Tri-Tronics are registered trademarks and BarkLimiter and Delta are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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To find out more about UKC registration and events, call or visit our website.
United Kennel Club, Inc. 100 E. Kilgore Rd., Kalamazoo MI 49002-5584
Phone: (269) 343-9020; Fax: (269) 343-7037; www.ukcdogs.com