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UKC Announces Slam Hunt Rules For Cur Program

01/31/2017: New opportunities for Cur enthusiasts!

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UKC Announces Separation of Cur/Feist Program into Two Divisions!

12/28/2016: This separation, effective January 1, 2017, is designed to allow further growth and autonomy of each of the programs.

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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.

Introducing UKC Cur & Feist Program Advocates Newlin and Rosenbarger

11/10/2016: The United Kennel Club is pleased to present Allen Rosenbarger and Joe Newlin to serve as advocates for the UKC Cur & Feist programs. Both individuals are active in this field and come with a wealth...

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2017 Cur & Feist World Championship Announcement

10/26/2016: 2017 Cur & Feist World Championship Announcement The United Kennel Club has considered several clubs that were interested in hosting the 2017 Cur & Feist World Championship. We greatly appreciate...

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2016 UKC Feist Days

10/26/2016: 2016 UKC Feist Days Hosted by the Southeastern Kentucky Cur & Feist Club London, Kentucky October 22, 2016 Overall Squirrel Hunt Winner/MFA High Scoring Mountain Feist Male: Peeples Cracker, Mountain...

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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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Previous Installments 

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.