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UKC brings thousands to Albany for Winter Classic

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  The UKC sponsors 14,000 coonhound events every year, and Albany's Winter Classic is one of the largest.

Friday and Saturday as many as 1,000 dogs will be judged as part of the event's show.   Seven different breeds of coonhounds are judged against the standard for each breed. The event runs all day and into the evening with hunting after dark.

"At night they will be out hunting raccoons and we do use hunting a little bit loosely because its basically a test of the dogs instinct so no game is taken and no fire arms are used," said Tanya Raab, UKC V.P. of Media.

The hunts are conducted by five satellite clubs in Moultrie, Funston, Roberta, Brookfield, and Edison. Organizers say if you want to learn more about hunting dogs, vendors and more than willing to talk with you and explain a little more about the dogs. The event is open to the public and admission is free.


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