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hosts the Inaugural

Dog Registry Conference October 4 and 5, 2006


United Kennel Club, in cooperation with other leading dog registries from the world of pure-bred dogs, announces the Inaugural Pure-Bred Dog Registry Conference in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The conference will bring together the country’s most respected and recognized dog registries in an effort to share, learn and explore the future of pure-bred dogs.


The initial list of attendees includes numerous all-breed registries as well as several major single-breed organizations, collectively representing millions of dog breeders and owners. Representatives anticipate that the conference will result in better cooperation and communication among the leading organizations in the field of pure-bred dog registration.

 UKC president Wayne R. Cavanaugh, along with other industry leaders, coordinated the summit in an effort to strengthen relationships among pure-bred dog organizations. “The competition between pure-bred dog registries can at times slip into a pattern of one-upmanship resulting in an environment that overshadows our true pursuit, which should be providing owners and their dogs with opportunities to compete and interact together.” suggests the UKC president. Mr. Cavanaugh went on to further explain, Our intent in coordinating this conference was to have the leading dog registries meet and discuss our common interests and the unique challenges facing our industry. It’s an opportunity for us to pool our collective knowledge in an effort to ensure a bright future for pure-bred dog registration and events.”

Scheduled events will be coordinated to maximize interaction between participating organizations and will begin with a reception on Tuesday evening. Informational presentations and seminars are scheduled for Wednesday. Thursday will feature sessions devoted to establishing plans for future agendas and conferences. The Inaugural  Conference will conclude with summary reports presented during a luncheon Thursday afternoon. The summit will be held at the Radisson hotel which is located in downtown Kalamazoo and offers excellent accommodations including fine dining and superior meeting facilities.

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Initial List of Invitees

American Border Collie Association
Mr. Mike Neary, President

(765) 563-3982

American Field (Field Dog Stud Book)
Mr. Bernard Matthys, Managing Editor
(312) 663-9797

American Kennel Club
Mr. Dennis B. Sprung, President
(919) 233-9767

American Rare Breeds Association
Dr. John Slack, President

Australian Shepherd Club of America
Mr. Jerry Aufox, President


Jack Russell Terrier Club of America
Mr. Glen Churchfield, Chairman  
(410) 561-3655

Leonberger Club of America Inc.
Mary Decher

Master of Foxhounds Association of North America
Mr. Mason Lampton, MFH, President  
(540) 955-5680

Master of Foxhounds Association of North America
Lt. Col. Dennis J. Foster (USA, Ret.) Executive Director

National Canine Association
Lt. Col. Wallace Pede(USAF Retired) President

(703) 451-1948

Kate Greenwood, President

P.O. Box 1771

Salt Lake City, UT 84110

Ted Eubank, President


P.O.Box 330

Conway, NH 03818

Lyle Roetemeyer, President

2032 Pinewood Dr.

White Bluff TN 37187

Professional Kennel Club
Mr. Larry Meeks, President
(800) 238-5009

The National Greyhound Assoc.
Mr. Gary Guccione, Ex Director  


The United Kennel Club is the largest all-breed performance-dog registry in the world, registering dogs from all 50 states and 18 foreign countries. More than 60 percent of its 12,000 annually licensed events are tests of hunting ability, training and instinct. The United Kennel Club prides itself on its family-oriented, friendly, educational events. To find out more about UKC registration and events, call or visit our website.   Phone: (269) 343-9020; Fax: (269) 343-7037;

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