About PKC

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Professional Kennel Club, LLC is the nation's largest organization devoted to the registration of coonhounds and to the sport of competitive raccoon hunting. With headquarters in Evansville, Indiana, PKC licenses more than 8000 night hunts for coonhounds annually. 

PKC differs from other coon hunting-related registries in that monetary awards are earned by the winners of its competitions. Degrees are earned in accordance with dollars earned. PKC sponsors annually a World Championship, a National Championship, and a three-division (Sophomore, Junior, Senior) Super Stakes Championship for coonhounds. Firearms are not permitted during any event, nor is any game taken in any PKC event. Dogs are evaluated according to a prescribed set of rules for each event. The participants themselves formulate the rules for PKC events. PKC and the National Association participate in periodic national meetings for this purpose. 

Membership in the PKC National Association provides the opportunity for coon hunters to participate in PKC licensed events. Membership also includes a twelve-month subscription to PROHOUND magazine, the official publication of PKC. Additionally, members are accepted into the PKC State Association for the state in which they live, and the PKC Breed Association of the member's choice. All this is provided for the annual $25 membership fee. 

The PKC breeder's program, commonly called Super Stakes, leads all registries in providing accurate pedigree information substantiated by a mandatory DNA-profiling system. Sires, dams and offspring must each be DNA-profiled in order for the pups to be litter registered and to participate in the Super Stakes Championships. Breeders, as well as, participants are eligible to compete each year for phenomenal cash awards in the Super Stakes Program. 

Professional Kennel Club, LLC is owned and operated by Roger Dale Carnegie. Roger Dale was a successful businessman before becoming a full-time employee of PKC in 1997, as well as, a coon hunter and avid competition hunter, having claimed the coveted World Championship title in 2002 with PCH Deep South Pac Rat. Roger Dale purchased PKC from Larry and Rita Meeks in January 2009, and under his leadership, PKC continues to thrive.

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