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About UKC Cur & Feist

Performance Events tailored for the Cur & Feist breeds are based upon treeing game. The Cur & Feist Program actually offers two different performance events for evaluating these hard working tree dogs.

Squirrel Hunt

The most popular event is the licensed Squirrel Hunt. At a typical licensed squirrel hunt, three dogs are randomly drawn into a group (called a cast) to hunt against each other. Dogs are hunted for two hours using a points system where the handler and dog teams are credited for treeing the most wild game and making the fewest mistakes in the process. Dogs are hunted on wild, free ranging game outside of enclosures and no game is taken during these events.

Nite Hunts

In much the same fashion, licensed Nite Hunts, another UKC licensed Cur & Feist event, test a dog’s ability to tree wild raccoons. Four dog casts participate in the licensed Nite Hunts. Dogs compete for championship points and permanent UKC titles.