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July 2020 Coonhound Advisor


July 16, 2020

Source: Trevor Wade

I hope this article finds each of you and your families healthy and safe. So far, 2020 has been a heck of a test for people across our nation. I sincerely hope it has given each of you a chance to sit back and reflect on what the important things in your life are and the opportunity to enjoy those things as often as possible. If your coonhounds and attending licensed coonhound events are part of your life that you deem important, well things are looking up for you now. Currently, we are receiving very few, if any, event cancellation calls while receiving truckloads of event confirmation/rescheduling calls daily. It looks like competition season is about to be in full swing!

UKC Major Events
Q: Has Autumn Oaks been cancelled?
A: At the time of this writing, no UKC administered coonhound events have been cancelled. Purina Nationals, which is an invite only event for qualified dogs, was postponed and has since been rescheduled for October 30th and 31st. You can find more information on this event on our website at or in the ad
located in last months issue of Coonhound Bloodlines. There have been no changes for Autumn
Oaks, the Coonhound World Championship or the UKC Tournament of Champions as of now. If any changes must be made, it will be plastered all over the internet for everyone to see. Note: as of 7/16/20 Youth Nationals has moved from July 24 & 25 to October 24th and will be a one-day event. Keep watching for updated details.

I would like to take a moment to say thank you for the hard work from the club officials in their efforts to reschedule postponed RQEs. Trying to fit eight months' worth of qualifiers into a five month window is not an easy task but the clubs have worked together, and I am pleased with how smooth they made this process. Be sure you support these clubs who put a lot of time and effort into getting their RQE's back on the schedule and go get your dogs qualified for the World Championship.

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.

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