August 2021 Advisor
August 2, 2021
Source: Trevor Wade, UKC Coonhound Program Manager
Associations are all around us and we are often bombarded with advertisements or pleas to join the fight for or against whatever it is those associations stand for. For the majority of my life, I was quick to disregard anyone or anything that required my money, for what I saw as nothing in return. As Ive grown and became more aware, I certainly see the benefit and the necessity of the associations out there. In most cases, those associations dont ask anything of us aside from a small monetary donation. To those associations, volunteers are a must but also, there is strength in numbers and the higher they can get those membership numbers, the more influence they have.
Two types of associations come to mind as I am typing this...
Guided by the belief that dogs make a difference by being the best partner a human can have in the field, on the job, or in a competition event, UKC is a community for people and dogs to pursue excellence together. Founded in 1898, UKC has been dedicated to enhancing the lives of Dogs That Do More, and their owners, by providing essential resources to help owners and breeders make informed decisions. The dog-human bond is celebrated through family-friendly programs highlighting the instincts and heritage of purebred and mixed-breed dogs alike at over 15,000 licensed events annually.