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Elite Shed Dogs Clubs

Starting A New Club

The rules and policies have been established in order to insure the owner of a UKC registered dog that each UKC licensed event will be conducted on a fair and equal basis.

One of the first things your club should do is contact your state corporation office, where you may obtain the forms to be filled out and filed to make your club a non-profit corporation. The fee for non-profit status is usually minimal. By doing this, it will remove any potential personal obligations by the officers and may remove the possibilities of the officers being sued on an individual basis. After the club is incorporated, you should take out a liability insurance policy in the clubs name to cover any potential problems that may arise.

The United Kennel Club offers licenses to approved clubs for a variety of events. We also endeavor to keep at least 100 miles distance between clubs asking for dates on the same weekend. The mileage limitation was established to allow each club to have a successful turnout at each of its events.

The club location for having events should remain the same. If for some reason you must change the location of your event, you must first have the change approved by the Hunting Programs Department.

To get started, fill out the necessary forms for New Clubs.

Elite Shed Dog Series Clubs And Contacts

If you have an interest in participating in the Elite Shed Dog Series, reach out to the following individuals closest to you and offer your support!

If none of the following are close to you, and you would like to be added to this list to see what kind of support you can find in your area, please contact United Kennel Club.

The following list was updated 3/10/21


Scatterlands Shed Dogs
John Henry


Carolina Shed Dogs
Robert Parry 919.337.8904


United Miniature American Shepherd Club of Indiana
Angela Ogle 219.465.1624

Hoosier Shed Dog Association
Andrew Lechleidner 260.927.7189

Indiana Shed Hunting Dog Association
Rusti Henderson 812.229.1240


Illinois Shed Dogs
Shane Stover 815-291-1041 or
Shannon Davis 815-440-7079


Iowa Shed Dogs
Tony Hoefer 563.880.0303,


Kansas Shed Dogs
Gideon Fuchs 785.798.7057


Bluegrass Antler Dogs
John Ballard 502.750.4848


Louisiana Shed Hunter Association
Janet Reich


Echo Club Incorporated
Robin Staup

K9 Fanciers
Maude Tank 269.779.5604

Michigan Shed Hunting Dog Assn.
Joe Johnson 269.209.5835


Shed Dogs of Minnesota
Inga From 612.701.7217


Mid-South Shed Dog Association
Edward Norys 901.864.3702

North Mississippi Shed Dog Association
Karla Greer 662-292-2812

Show-Me Shed Dogs
Jason MacPherson


East Central Ohio Shed Dog Club
Amy Kuchenbecker 330.903.0878

Buckeye Antler Dogs
Erin Lewis 937.217.3601


South Dakota Shed Dogs
Paul Sterud 605.690.3318


Oklahoma Shed Dog Association
Shayla Duree 405-441-7750


Fox Valley Retriever Club
Brian Schlomann 262.510.4586

Wisconsin Shed Dogs
John Beyer 715.308.0659

Club Update Forms

Club Officer Update Form (PDF)

New Club Forms

New Club Application (PDF)

Requirements & Tips For A Successful Club (PDF)

Constitution and By-Laws (PDF)