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Karen Shivers Joins UKC Team

Nosework Program Manager

August 7, 2019

We'd like to extend a warm welcome to our newest team member, Karen Shivers! Karens role as UKC Nosework Program Manager means she'll be attending events across the country and helping to manage how they operate while facilitating overall program goals as well as evaluating rules and procedures related to UKC Nosework.

Making the trip from Texas, Karen arrived for her first day at the UKC office here in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on August 5th. Instrumental in the original development of the UKC Nosework program a few years ago, Karen brings with her a vast knowledge of detection sports and a positive, team-centered attitude that is a great fit with the UKC style.

Karen Shivers, UKC

I am extremely excited to be a part of the United Kennel Club team and very passionate about everything the UKC represents. -Karen

Heres what Karen had to say.

"I been involved in the sport of dogs since 1969. I have been an instructor, trainer and competitor in obedience, rally, conformation, agility, tracking, herding, detection work, nosework, and protection sports. I also operate a private investigation, detection, guard dog, security business, and training school under the Texas DPS licensed Tactical K9 & Investigation company. I am the current past president of the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors and hold a Masters degree in both Secondary Education and Criminal Justice. I currently share my love with 12 Belgian Shepherd Dogs (Malinois), a Shetland Sheepdog and a Labrador Retriever."

Give Karen a shout to welcome her aboard! Contact Karen

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.

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