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I'm trying to find UKC terrier racing/drag racing events because I think it's something Delilah would love with her ridiculous prey drive but I haven't really been able to find many events on their site.

I looked up racing events and there's only one in the next 6 months and it's in North Carolina! There aren't many events in my area (even conformation, obedience, agility, etc) in general. And by area I mean New England because there's only one result in Vermont, and that was from 3 years ago!

Is this club just not as active as I thought? Does the AKC or a more popular organization have all breed equivalents to UKC Drag Racing? (Am I correct in thinking that lure coursing is a breed specific sport?) Or maybe it's the area I'm in...?
 

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The UKC is a popular registry, but it's geared more toward certain breeds and their performance events (APBTs and coonhounds to name 2) rather than general all breed performance stuff.

AKC does have lure coursing, but only one variant (the coursing ability test, or CAT) is open to all breeds. You could also search lure coursing in your area, and either check websites or email groups to see if/when they may have an "all breed" fun day- many of them do. Some performance dog groups also have fun day coursing events for all breeds. This might be a better option than registering her without knowing if she likes it :) I thought my guys would be crazy for the lure because they both have high prey/toy drive, and one dog ignored it, while the other ran out behind it then proceeded to do an area search of the field for tennis balls :eek: .
 

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UKC is definitely more popular in the south than other areas of the country. It's becoming more popular here in the northeast, but I still have a hard time finding Rally trials. I think the Terrier/Drag Racing is even harder to find.
 

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UKC is a decent registry--some people who really favor the AKC like to dismiss the UKC as a poor registry, but the truth is they're just meant for something different, like the other posters said.

Skipper is UKC registered, not out of any definite preference by myself or his breeder, but because Ratties were only recognized by the AKC a couple years ago and she just hadn't switched most of her dogs/paperwork over yet.

There are several UKC events that include TR, or DR each year in Florida, it is a southern organization that focuses more on the quintessential hunting/working breeds--something more prevalent in the south, I think.

Have you thought about Barn Hunt? It's a fun sport with definite terrier-interest levels. Skipper hasn't made it to his first hunt yet, but he's registered with the BH association.
 

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Ah, that makes a lot of sense that it's a southern organization because most of the events I've found are in the south. I found a fb page called Northeastern UKC Dog Clubs and they told me to contact a rat terrier club in VT (about an hour away though) that used to do terrier racing and still has all the equipment. I guess that club's been focusing on weight pull and conformation in MA right now.

No lure coursing or barn hunt around here, I looked it up :(

If you want to compete with your dog in VT I think it's really only conformation, agility, and obedience and there are only a few events in the state for those every year.

Though, dock diving and disc dog are becoming more popular in my area, I think there are a couple clubs for those things.

There just aren't... people around here lol. I'd be willing to travel to an event in Montreal, MA, NH, or upstate NY though.

The problem is, I'd love to do agility, I just don't have any money for classes right now. The racing is something that's a little more within my budget. And I think she'd love it!
 
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