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United Kennel Club Dog Registry Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Glenn Polyn//February 9, 2023//

United Kennel Club (UKC) is the world's leading dog sports organization, offering more than two dozen sport types and a multitude of titling opportunities for Dogs That Do More.

United Kennel Club Dog Registry Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Glenn Polyn //February 9, 2023//

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Press release: United Kennel Club

A world-leading dog sport organization and registry, United Kennel Club (UKC) is guided by the belief that dogs make a difference by being the best partner a human can have in the field, on the job, or in a competition event. Headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan for over a century, with 18,000 licensed events nationwide annually, UKC is dedicated to enhancing the lives of dogs and their owners by providing sporting opportunities, titles of excellence and a community for dog enthusiasts.

“To be reaching a milestone year like this with over a century of history in Kalamazoo and worldwide is something we are all proud of,” said Todd Kellam, a UKC vice president, and employee since 1988.

“We have a great team here, and our customers have great dogs. Everything we do is to give more opportunities to our customers to work together with their dogs,” Kellam added.

UKC licenses and organizes dog sporting competitions and maintains breeding records for dogs, called pedigrees. In 2021, UKC acquired a Chicago-based competitor, American Field Publishing Co./Field Dog Stud Book, and now runs both registries from the Kalamazoo home office. In addition to the Southwest Michigan base of operations, UKC employs multiple remote team members across the country in Arkansas, North Carolina, Texas, Illinois and operates a call center in Phoenix, Arizona.

To coincide with the anniversary, UKC will have promotional sales, new products and giveaway opportunities for customers all year long. UKC is most notable in the Kalamazoo area for its PREMIER dog show at the Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds each June, where spectators are welcome.