January 2020 UKC Coonhound Advisor
Happy New Year!
December 26, 2019
Source: Trevor Wade
Job Title: Coonhound Program Manager
Department: Hunting Ops
Hopefully you all had an enjoyable holiday season with your family, friends and hounds. I know I sure had a blast with mine, enjoying good food, memories and down time. One of my favorite new holiday traditions is spending hours and money on thoughtful gifts for my almost two-year old daughter, just for her to throw the present down and play with the wrapping paper and boxes it was wrapped in. Makes you wonder if we have this all a little backwards.
Maybe in your travel time or, for some of you, your extra time off, you had time to look through the rulebook and get acquainted with the new rules. I know there are several new rules to soak in this year but dont be overwhelmed. Take your time and read it a few times, refer to the last couple of advisor columns and dont be afraid to ask questions. It is a new transition for us all, but we feel like the rules that have been put into place will continue moving the world of competition coonhound events in a positive direction. Keep in mind that UKC will be doing a rules seminar at Grand American this year on Friday, January 3rd at 2:30 PM.
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.