well since we have discussed and trashed just about every registry so far........i would like to know if anyone here has info on the UKC ?
I spent quite a bit of time reading through their policies. They seem to me to be a lot better then the more well known ones the majority use. so give me the dirt on them now. so far , i have yet to see a single UKC registered pet store, commercial bred, or byb puppy walk through the door of any vet clinic i have ever worked for. i have seen every other crap registry registered puppy though. so tell me why the UKC is not a better alternative to the ones who openly promote scum.
OUR LIVES BEGIN TO END THE DAY WE BECOME SILENT ABOUT THINGS THAT MATTER.............author unknown
The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality........DANTE-
***Edited By: Scout1 on 10/4/2005 8:38:17 PM*** Reason: fix
They oppose the PAWS bill and i'm dang happy about that!! They also make me happy because you can get 6 generation pedigree on your dog. Its big scroll of a pedigree and its awesome!!! AKC only gives out 3 gen and you have to buy sperately a 4 or a 5, but 5 is as high as they go :(
As for dirt... i haven't ever heard any about them yet.
I do like UKC, but there is no longer a conformation show held in my ENTIRE STATE. Which stinks since my primary intrest is in Conformation. I love how they are strict on no "foreign substances" on dogs' coats in the ring, because in AKC the dogs are coated in chalk and goop and all manner of garbage, which in my breed can mask whether or not the correct coat texture is there or not. I dearly love that there are no professional handlers. I have been to a UKC show, and I liked it.
I also like their stance on PAWS.
I just wish there was some club in my area that would have a conformation show. And I wish their upcoming shows were easier to search, so I could easily find one (hopefully) in a neighboring state.
Thing is, if there isn't a show that I can exhibit my dogs in for that registry (that is, one within a reasonable distance of my house- say a 5 or 6 hour drive max) I am probably not going to register with that registry. Even better would be several shows in my state through the year.
From what I know of them so far, I like them. We plan to dual register with UKC (we have AKC) For reasons of both my distaste for the PAWS legislation, and for dual titles for the dogs. I do wish they would have more shows though, they only come our way a couple times a year. And the shows are very nice, relaxed, everyone has a god time, its very similar to one of AKC's fun matches.
Also, they hold their shows a bit differently, when they do come to your area, it is possible to finish the dog in a single weekend. They will come for 3 days, hold a Friday evening show, a Saturday morning show, a Saturday afternoon show, then a Sunday morning show. No preregistration required, you enter the day of the show. Thats nice becuase if anything comes up you cannot make the show, your not out the money.
I am a huge fan of the UKC, and if you live in the midwest, ithere's tons of opportunities to do events with your dogs. However, even though its the 2nd largest dog registry in the US, it's range as far as shows go is limited. I think they do only like 2 all-breed shows a year a 150 mile radius of where I live.. that's not many options to get out and show. Their shows are more people friendly in regards to the fact that professional handlers and baiting are not allwoed though.