Rule change regarding tracking
systems in Squirrel Hunts effective January 1 2019
I General Information
k) Hand held tracking systems may be carried and used during
hunts. Systems that require a mobile device for
viewing can only be used via an iPad/ipad mini
or similar tablet. No cell phone active
or inactive can be used to operated devices.
No training collars, dummy trainers, devices capable
of stimulation or tone or altered collars may be used at any
time. Inspections of collars should take place by the cast
majority or non-hunting judge prior to starting the hunt.
Anyone found to be using their tracking device to tree their
dog will be scratched after a cast vote, or by a non-hunting
judge. If a
handler deems their dog to be in danger, they may ask for a
cast vote for a time out after all dogs are treed or
handled. If a majority is not reached the handler may
withdraw then handle the dog due to safety concerns.
If the handler has not returned to cast with the dog
within the 30-minutes the dog will be scratched. Only 1 time
out will be allowed per dog during the hunt.
Violation of these rules may result in disciplinary
actions which will result in a band from competing in NKC
NKC Breed Clarification
We have been made aware of breeders crossing
Walker and other types of coon dog's with curs &
feist and then registering these dogs as feists
or curs. All club's should go by breed standards
when taking new registrations. A Club's
has the right to refuse entries of a dog if they
to not meet the breed standard even if they are
NKC registered. The NKC will look at each
case that is reported to the NKC office.
National Kennel Club would like to announce the
our Squirrel Dog Division's Board of Directors:
Contact information for the Board.