Curly-Coated retrievers are very versatile athletic dogs.
UKC-Logo UKC has supported the Total Dog philosophy through its events and programs for over a century. Essentially,
the UKC world of dogs is a working world. That's the way it was developed in 1898, and that's the way it remains today. A
Total Dog displays equal parts Function, Temperament, and Structure. Total Dog is a way to showcase dogs who look and perform
equally well. The UKC Total Dog philosophy places an emphasis on dogs who shine in multiple venues, such as displaying the
gait appropriate for their breed type while in the show ring, and then using that superb construction to effortlessly run
full speed in a Lure Coursing race. A sound, well-bred, well-adjusted dog can easily transition from the show ring to a performance
event. They have the looks to excel as a proper specimen of their breed, while also having the brains and ability to perform
athletically in a variety of sporting events.
is a fast-paced sport where a dog and handler race to complete a specially-designed obstacle course, involving tunnels, bridges,
and jumps. This event is great for all ages! Be amazed at how fast the dogs can complete the course.
Speed is important, but Agility is also about accuracy and working as a dog/owner team.
takes an incredible bond between owner and dog to navigate the courses. Agility is a great workout open to all dogs!
Barn Hunt Welcome to
Barn Hunt (From Barn Hunt Association)
Barn Hunt is the new and quickly growing dog sport
catching fire across the country! Barn Hunt is based on the traditional roles of many breeds in ridding farms, barns, crop
storage areas, and homes of destructive vermin. Some breeds were specifically created to fill this role, and for many of those
breeds, Barn Hunt provides their first true opportunity for responsible breeders to test proper working traits in their dogs.
Barn Hunt is also open to any dog of any breed or mix who wishes to play the game and can fit through an 18" wide by
bale-height tall tunnel. Barn Hunt has titles, levels of increasing difficulty, and championships. Barn Hunt is an independent
sport, but titles are recognized by the United Kennel Club (UKC), and the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC). To see how to get your
title recognized, go to FAQs and About (UKC/CKC).
Barn Hunt is committed to creating a safe
and fun sport for dogs, that also holds rat care at the highest level of consideration. The rats used in Barn Hunt are beloved
family pets. They jump eagerly into their safe, comfortable aerated tubes and truly enjoy interacting with the dogs.
We're a great sport for older dogs, and older people too! Tripod dogs can compete, and so can deaf dogs. To get
started first read the rules, then find a club near you, or even think about forming your own club. You can also find events
on the event calendar. We hope you try it, we think you'll like it!
Field and Hunting
Dock Jumping is an exciting sport for any dog who loves to make a splash! In this event, dogs run down a dock and leap after
a toy thrown into the water, or after a target held above the pool. Whoever jumps the farthest wins.
What’s great about this sport is that most dogs already have the natural drive to swim and play fetch, so any energetic
dog is bound to enjoy it!
Coursing is an excellent activity for dogs who love to run! Dogs who enjoy the chase can excel in Lure Coursing, where they
pursue an artificial lure around a predetermined course, demonstrating their natural prey drive in a safe environment. Regular
Lure Coursing meets are great for sighthound breeds, while Coursing Aptitude Tests are open to all dogs.