UKC All Breed and Performance Club
Licensed for: Conformation, Agility, Rally Obedience, Obedience and Nosework
Serve the East Texas Area with their home meeting base in Marshall, Texas
Founded in 2007 with 32 charter members, there are currently 8 active charter members in 2018 with a current active roster of 25 members.
In the late fall of 2006, a group of dog fanciers in the Texarkana area began hosting informational meetings to start setting up a UKC club. By January, members from the Marshall, Longview, Gilmer area were added as the group met through the winter of 2007 drafting Bylaws, Constitution and holding meetings to establish themselves per the UKC guidelines. In late spring, the club received UKC approval to hold its first match in July of 2007 which was then followed up by their first provisional shows in conformation, rally and obedience in February 2008 at the Kellyville Community Center outside of Jefferson, Texas. Passing UKC approval for all 3 of those shows, they were licensed to hold conformation, rally and obedience.
In winter of 2008, the meetings moved to the Jefferson area due to a change in the membership demographics within the club. The meetings once again were moved in 2012 to the Marshall, Texas area with the majority of the members residing in and around Marshall.
In 2013 the club was approved to host a December Agility Match and upon completion was granted the Agility License. In the spring of 2017, a nosework seminar was held in Jefferson and then in November of 2017 the club was approved to host a Nosework match to acquire a license. After a successful match in February 2018 they were granted their Provisional Nosework license in March of 2018. In 2017, the club began hosting conformation and nosework classes in the Gladewater area.
Membership numbers for UDOG range between 12-24 members throughout its existence with the membership residing mostly in the East Texas area. The members participate in breeding, showing in conformation and performance, and just pet ownership. The club has expanded and currently hosts 4 show weekends a year. Meetings are held once a month on the 1st Thursday (unless otherwise announced) with the Annual Membership meeting held each January. The current meeting location is Jucy’s Restaurant – 2003 Victory Dr, Marshall, TX 75672 at 7pm with members coming early to eat and visit. There are several different levels of membership available and guests are always welcome.