UKC Website Changes
March 3, 2017
UKC values every one of our customers, breeders, exhibitors, registrants, judges, stewards, as well as beginners and experienced competitors alike.
When building our new website, the goal was to make it user friendly, easy to navigate, mobile friendly, keeping in mind ease of use for our exhibitors and those new to UKC. During this 18-month process, some tough decisions had to be made based on analytics, time and space. The Super and Ultra dog page was one of these decisions. We appreciate the time and effort that goes into training and exhibiting your dog to obtain these achievements. UKC is passionate about making our registry, events and website the very best for you - the exhibitor.
The National American Pit Bull Terrier Association originated these designations for American Pit Bull Terriers-only approximately ten years ago, based on dogs’ UKC titles earned. In 2011, with the blessing of the NAPBTA, UKC took over the listings, to include all breeds, and dedicated a section of the website to highlight the Super Dog and, eventually, Ultra Dogs. It was made clear that these are listings only, not official UKC titles. UKC does not maintain an ongoing list of potential Super Dogs/Ultra Dogs, based on titles earned. These lists are solely dependent on information supplied by dog owners after they have earned the titles necessary to be designated as Super Dogs/Ultra Dogs.
It is understood the dedication it takes to achieve these designations. However, due to the magnitude of this website and its capabilities we wanted to streamline and simplify information.
UKC President Tanya Raab commented with the following, “Is it gone forever? Perhaps, perhaps not. I want you to know that we have heard you. This is not the final version of this website, there are many more phases and capabilities that we want to offer you. If Super Dog / Ultra Dog comes back, it will be with significant changes.”
UKC appreciates the passion our exhibitors have in pursuing titles and designations for their dogs. We value all that each of the Super Dog/Ultra Dog exhibitors have accomplished. Kudos! You are to be commended. The goal of bonding with your dog in UKC events is what we are here to help you achieve. We look forward to seeing you at events in the future and to explore new opportunities to celebrate your dogs’ success.
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.