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Cur Days and Feist Days Event Info Now Available!

08/31/2015: In an effort to showcase the newly-expanded Cur & Feist program, UKC has licensed two trial hunts for October and November.á

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New Format Option for Cur & Feist Events!

07/28/2015: UKC announces expansion of the Cur & Feist program to include a new type of hunt format, effective January 1, 2016.

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Above: Video highlights from the 2015 Squirrel Dog World Championship in Tell City, Indiana.

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Recent Videos


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.

03/21/2012: Video highlights from the 2012 Squirrel Dog World Championship in Edinburg, Indiana. Please click here to view more UKC Productions.... View.

2015 Squirrel Dog World Championship

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

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2015 UKC Squirrel Dog World Championship Candids

03/16/2015: ...

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2015 UKC Squirrel Dog World Championship Final Results

03/15/2015: 2015 UKC Squirrel Dog World Championship Final Results Tell City, Indiana Hunt Master: Marty Stanton Entries: 42 2015 UKC Squirrel Dog World Champion - Looney's 20/20 Pepper, MC, owned by Shannon...

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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.