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United Kennel Club Announces 2013 UKC Judge’s Education Seminar Schedule
Posted on 11/21/2012 in Dog Events.

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For more information, contact Tanya Raab, traab@ukcdogs.com
Tony Vacha, tvacha@ukcdogs.com

KALAMAZOO, MI, November 21, 2012 – United Kennel Club is pleased to announce the dates and locations for the 2013 UKC Judge’s Education Seminars.
        · Hickory, North Carolina, in conjunction with Carolina Classic, Hickory, North Carolina
          Thursday, March 28 & Friday, March 29, 2013
        · Kalamazoo, Michigan, before PREMIER – Monday, June 10 & Tuesday, June 11, 2013
        · Las Vegas, Nevada – August 2013 – Location and dates to be announced
        · Gray Summit, Missouri, in conjunction with Gateway Nationals
          Thursday, October 24 & Friday, October 25, 2013

Online applications, as well as printable applications and lodging information, will be available soon.

As of March 2012, Conformation judges must attend a UKC judge’s education seminar every three years to keep their active status. This education requirement has been increased to every 5 years beginning January 1, 2013.

Five years gives a more practical time frame for judges to maintain their educational status. Any judge who has attended a UKC judge’s educational seminar since October of 2010 will be grandfathered in to the 5 year requirement. i.e. A judge attended a seminar in October of 2010 so will not be due to attend another UKC seminar until 2015.

Judges may attend as many UKC seminars as they wish during the five year period. It is important to always exchange knowledge and get to know fellow judges, but it is also critical to UKC that our judges embrace and become familiar with our unique philosophy in regards to dog shows, judging conformation and the message that we are so passionate about.

To encourage this; judges will only be charged the enrollment fee for the first seminar they attend within the 5 year period. This will also be the date recorded for meeting UKC’s judge’s educational requirement. Once the 5 year period is set to, or has expired, judges must attend a UKC seminar in order to maintain their active status and will be required to pay the enrollment fee again.

Please direct all questions to the UKC Dog Events department or