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UKC Dog Events Department Announces the Upcoming Changes to the UKC Terrier Racing and UKC Lure Coursing Programs
Posted on 08/13/2014 in Dog Events.

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UKC Dog Events Department Announces the Upcoming Changes to the UKC Terrier Racing and UKC Lure Coursing Programs


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August 13, 2014 – Kalamazoo MI. The UKC Dog Events Department is pleased to announce the upcoming changes to the UKC Terrier Race and UKC Lure Coursing Programs which will take effect on January 1, 2015. We feel the outlined changes offer a wider margin of individual participation and accomplishments as well as provides for the continued growth of these two programs. Additionally, these books have been revised and edited for content and organization. New versions of these rulebooks will be available by January 1. Please watch our website and Facebook pages for additional announcements.

The notable changes coming to the Terrier Race Program.
    1. Official Name Change. The Terrier Race program will become the Drag Racing program.
    2. Breed Eligibility. Drag Racing is open to all breeds! Dogs must not be taller than 18 inches and meet all other entry eligibility requirements to enter into drag racing events.
    3. Prerequisite Title. All dogs that have never earned a UKC terrier racing or drag racing title must first earn the drag racing aptitude title before being eligible to compete for drag racing titles.

The notable changes coming to the Lure Coursing Program.
    1. New Titles. The Coursing Aptitude Supreme title will be open to all non-traditional sighthounds. The Coursing Tested Excellent and Coursing Tested Supreme titles will be open to all Sighthound, Pariah dogs and the Italian Greyhound. Each of the above titles allows for additional numerical designations.
    2. All-Star Ranking system. Starting in 2015, dogs participating in the regular stakes are eligible for All-Star points with the first Lure Coursing All-Star invitational to be held in 2016. The point schedule will be included in the rulebook.