UKC Announces Separation of Cur/Feist Program into Two Divisions!
Posted on 12/28/2016 in Cur & Feist.
Separation of Cur/Feist Program into Two Divisions, Effective January 1, 2017
KALAMAZOO, MICH., December 28, 2016 – The United Kennel Club is pleased to announce the separation of the Cur and Feist program into two separate divisions, effective January 1, 2017.
The existing, combined program will become two separate and distinct divisions: a Cur Program and a Feist Program. Each newly-specialized division will continue to operate with all the current offerings, registrations and performance events but will be geared toward the specific dogs in each. This separation is designed to allow further growth and autonomy of each of the programs. While the goals of each program are and will remain similar, there are many differences in the types of dogs that are serviced by each event format.
Clubs will have the option to run a Cur only event or a Feist only event. A club can choose to hold both, but the Cur and Feist will hunt separately (just like they will in the upcoming 2017 Squirrel Dog World). Additional changes concerning single and litter registration, breed recognition, and event rules and policy details are forthcoming.
The UKC Field Operations Department is excited to bring you this format change, and we can't wait to see what the future holds for these programs!
A Kalamazoo, Michigan-based company founded in 1898, United Kennel Club is the largest all-breed performance-dog registry in the world, registering dogs from all 50 states and 25 foreign countries. Celebrating the unique Total Dog philosophy, UKC events highlight the instincts and heritage of dogs that look and perform equally well, as more than 60 percent of its annually licensed events are tests of hunting ability, training, and instinct. UNITED KENNEL CLUB prides itself on its family-oriented, friendly, educational events, welcoming both purebred dogs and dogs of unknown ancestry. To find out more about registration and events, call or visit the UKC website,www.ukcdogs.com. Phone: (269) 343-9020; Fax: (269) 343-7037.