HISTORY OF UNIVERSAL KENNEL CLUB                                                                         HOME        Email: info@universalkennel.com

Universal was founded in 1938 by Archibald (Arty) Smedly in Washington D.C.
In 1980, the Becchinelli family purchased Universal Kennel Club. Universal Kennel Club was incorporated as Universal Kennel Club International Inc. in early 1997. The current location of Universal is in Pearl River, NY, which is about 30 minutes north of New York City.
Archibald started registering all breeds in 1938 and was the main registry for Rat Terriers in America.
Universal still is the main registry for Rat Terriers in America, registering well over 90%. Archibald also worked hard to promote many rare breeds which are accepted by most registries today. Universal now registers hundreds of breeds. See-Breed List
Universal was the main registry that strongly promoted free and open communication between it's members and a registry.
Full and strong support of it's breeders, has made Universal one of the largest registries in America.

                      Mailing Address: Universal   101 W. Washington Ave, Pearl River, NY 10965
                                                       Tel: (845) 735-0055   Fax: (413)451-1658
                                                           E-Mail: info@universalkennel.com
                                                                 Loving your Pet every step of the Way since 1938!
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