About UKC

Field Operations

Show Operations




Contact Us

Nosework News & Updates
This is where you'll find the latest news and information about UKC Nosework.
Nosework Clubs
Start a Nosework club! Find all of the information
you'll need!

Nosework Rules
In pdf format.
Nosework Officials
Want to become a Nosework official? Find the application and requirements here along with the officials directory.

History Of The UKC Nosework Program

The Nosework program is modeled after working detection dogs. While working as a team with their handler, the Nosework program allows any breed and type of dog to respond to specific target odors by using their natural olfactory abilities. The specific target odors are placed in a variety of environments from containers on the floor to vehicles and much more!

UKC sends a heartfelt "thank you" to Karen Shivers and Andrew Ramsey for their dedication to the sport of dogs and promotion of Nosework. Mr. Ramsey was the originator of this style of Nosework. Together, with their insights and contributions regarding the concept of Nosework, the recognition of this program by the United Kennel Club became a reality!