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Competition is the name of the game and PKC has more events, more awards, and more exciting competition than anyone else!

Professional Kennel Club, Inc. (PKC) is the nation's largest organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the sport of raccoon hunting with dogs. In addition, PKC's modern, computerized registry through which it maintains stud files on the six recognized coonhound breeds plus Cross-breds, Curs, Feists, and Beagles, is a DNA-based registry. No other dog registry in existence has more DNA-profiled dogs on record and no other registry requires mandatory DNA sampling of all breeding pairs as does PKC.

PKC provides many opportunities right in your neck of the woods. You don‘t need to travel across the country and wear out a pickup to stay in the game. No where else can you find as many qualifying and race opportunities than at PKC and the majority can be achieved at your home club six nights per week. PKC licenses more organized competitions for these hunting breeds annually than does any other registry. PKC is the nation’s largest organization devoted to coonhounds and coonhound competition with more than 8,000 PKC licensed events held each year in the United States and Canada. PKC major events are the largest gatherings of competitive coonhound fanciers in the nation year after year.

PKC leads the way with its "professional" format by presenting cash awards rather than points and ribbons. PKC hunters arrive from all walks of life, but all come together as members of the same close knit community; they are serious about Competition Coonhounds and treating each other professionally. Winners of its competitions earn championship degrees according to dollars earned in PKC licensed events. As a result, PKC competition takes on many forms through the various "races" that develop monthly, and continue throughout the competition year running from October 1st to September 30th of the following year.

Annual competitions are designed to recognize state and breed leaders as well as pup, male, and female leaders on a national level. Other competitions recognize leaders in Blue Ribbon (Pro) Events and Youth events. Nestle-Purina PetCare recognizes the top Super Stakes Pups and the top senior dogs each month in the PKC Super Pup and PKC Super Senior Championship races. Monthly qualifiers earn "tickets" to the PKC Super Pup and the PKC Super Senior Championships held annually at Lula, Mississippi where owners and handlers of the qualified hounds enjoy a weekend of hunting and entertainment as guests of PKC, Nestle-Purina PetCare, and the Isle of Capri Casino. And that's only the tip of the iceberg.

If competition is your thing, you'll find it right here in the "Races" section of PROHOUND Online!

View the "Races 2011" by clicking the selections under the "Races 2011" section on the navigation menu!

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