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2016 UKC Squirrel Dog World Championship - Enter Now!

02/09/2016: Entries have now opened for the 2016 UKC Squirrel Dog World Championship! Make arrangements to join us for all the fun and excitement this year in Tell City, IN. Pre-Entries will be accepted up until...

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UPDATE UKC Server Maintenance Scheduled 12/30/2015

12/29/2015: UPDATE: Date has been changed to December, 30 2015. On December 30, 2015 at 4:30 Eastern Standard Time UKC will be doing some server maintenance. During this time the Website (including Online...

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Above: Video highlights from the 2015 Feist Days in London, Kentucky.

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Recent Videos

03/17/2015: Video highlights from the 2015 Squirrel Dog World Championship in Tell City, Indiana.... View.

03/25/2014: Video highlights from the 2014 Squirrel Dog World Championship in Tell City, Indiana.... View.

03/14/2013: Video highlights from 2013 Squirrel Dog World in Tell City, Indiana. Please click here to view more UKC Productions.... View.

2015 Feist Days

11/23/2015: Video highlights from the 2015 Feist Days in London, Kentucky...

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United Kennel Club Announces Additional Registration Option Online Litter Registration

11/10/2015: KALAMAZOO, MICH. November 10, 2015 – The United Kennel Club is proud to announce the option to register litters online will be available beginning Tuesday, November 10, 2015. We hope our customers are as excited about the new opportunity as we are.

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2015 Cur Days Saturday Hunt Results

11/09/2015: UKC Cur Days Hosted by the Southern Michigan Coonhunters Association Onsted, Michigan November 6 & 7, 2015 Photo Credit, Corey Gruver, UKC Staff UKC Licensed Cur-Only Squirrel Hunt Hunt Master: Marty...

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Out On A Limb
with Paul Frederick

Squirrel Dog World Championship (02/10/2014): As most of the country (including me) is basically snowed-in during this latest winter storm, I can’t help but think of better squirrel hunting days ahead. As I sit here to write this, it’s hard to imagine that the UKC Squirrel Dog World is two months away. Last year for this...

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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. They are used in Louisiana and Texas to hunt wild hogs. They also serve as outstanding stock dogs.

The Feist breeds are descended from the terriers brought over by English miners and other working class immigrants. These terriers probably included crosses between the Smooth Fox Terrier, the Manchester Terrier and the now extinct white English Terrier. Some of these dogs were crossed with Whippets or Italian Greyhounds (for speed) and Beagles (for hunting ability). Eventually, these tough little terriers evolved into today's squirrel hunting Feists.