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Make Plans to Attend Squirrel Dog World, March 8 & 9, 2014
Posted on 03/05/2014 in Cur & Feist.

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NEWS RELEASE
For immediate release

Make Plans to Attend Squirrel Dog World,
March 8 & 9, 2014


KALAMAZOO, MICH. March 5, 2014 – Hosted by Perry County Coon Club, the UKC Squirrel Dog World Championship will take place in Tell City, Indiana, March 8 & 9, 2014. This event is the ultimate level of competition for Cur and Feist breeds, and by the end of the weekend a Squirrel Dog World Champion will be crowned.

Competitors from across the country will arrive in Tell City hoping to claim the World Champion title and the prestige that comes along with it. UKC hunting events are designed to simulate an actual hunt as closely as possible, so all dogs entered are truly competition-ready athletes. All UKC Hunting Program Events are designed around a family atmosphere. In accordance with UKC Rules and Regulations, no game is taken and no firearms are permitted.

“The Perry County Coon Club in Tell City is no stranger to putting on large hunting dog events and always does a great job,” UKC Hunting Programs Manager Paul Frederick said.

“The Cur & Feist community particularly like Perry County, Indiana, for its fabulous hunting, and terrific squirrel population. The club officers and members always make each participant feel like they are right at home in Tell City. This is an event no one wants to miss, and it's a hunt any competitor can be proud to win,” Frederick added.

Curs were developed by early settlers in the southern and western United States as all-purpose dogs. Curs are excellent tree dogs, used to hunt squirrel, coon, mountain lion, and bear. The Feist breeds are descended from the terriers brought over by English miners and other working class immigrants. Their ancestors probably included crosses between multiple terrier-type dogs. Some of these dogs were crossed with sighthounds (for speed) and Beagles (for hunting ability). Eventually, these tough little terriers evolved into today's squirrel hunting Feists.

For complete information about the Squirrel Dog World Championship and other UKC events, please visit www.ukcdogs.com.

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 15,500 annually licensed events are tests of hunting ability, training, and instinct. UNITED KENNEL CLUB prides itself on its family-oriented, friendly, educational events. To find out more about registration and events, call or visit our website. Phone: (269) 343-9020; Fax: (269) 343-7037; www.ukcdogs.com