Start Planning for Autumn Oaks 2018! New Degree Unveiled!
Earn the first ever National Dual Champion Degree (NATLDC)!
May 15, 2018
Source: Field Operations Department
It's never too early to make plans for "The Event Where History is Made!" Join us over Labor Day Weekend, August 30 - September 2, in Richmond, Indiana for the 59th annual Autumn Oaks.
NEW FOR 2018!
Earn the first ever National Dual Champion Degree (NATLDC) by competing in the UKC Total Dog Challenge at Autumn Oaks! This consists of one 90-minute hunt Thursday night and two bench show portions on Friday. Sponsored by Kelley's K-Lights.
Thursday, August 30 Round 1: Dog must have minimum dual title at time of entry (CH/NITE CH). All dogs are drawn out by breed. 90-minute hunt. Hunting judges. Cast winners must have plus points to advance.
Friday, August 31 Round 2: Cast winners to show against their own breed. Same handler not required in hunt and show. Breed Winners advance.
Friday, August 31 Round 3: Breed winners show for Overall National Dual Champion and will be awarded the first ever National Dual Champion Degree!
Autumn Oaks is the second leg of the Triple Crown Series, sponsored by Black Gold Premium Dog Food. In addition to the NEW National Dual Champion Degree (NATLDC) taking place Thursday and Friday, Thursday features a Coonhound Specialty Show (Conformation). The Bench Show takes place Friday (Registered) and Saturday (Champions, Grands). For the nite hunt portion, Autumn Oaks is a one-night nite hunt run off in two nights (Friday and Saturday).
Online entries open for all Autumn Oaks events early June 2018. Entries close August 10, 2018.
With so much to see and do, this is a weekend you don't want to miss. Autumn Oaks is the granddaddy of them all! Reserve your hotel today!
A Kalamazoo, Michigan-based company founded in 1898, United Kennel Club is the largest all-breed performance-dog registry in the world, registering dogs from all 50 states and 25 foreign countries. Celebrating the unique Total Dog philosophy, UKC events highlight the instincts and heritage of dogs that look and perform equally well, as more than 60 percent of its annually licensed events are tests of hunting ability, training, and instinct. United Kennel Club prides itself on its family-oriented, friendly, educational events, welcoming both purebred dogs and dogs of unknown ancestry.