Knoxville, Tennessee – The American Kennel Club’s Performance Events Department has added the SportDOG Brand® TEK-V1L GPS tracking system to its list of approved tracking devices for use in pointing dog field trials and hunting tests. The TEK-V1L allows dog handlers to keep tabs on far-ranging pointing and trailing dogs via a collar with a built-in GPS and a handheld transceiver.

The TEK system’s compact transceiver features a backlit liquid crystal display and integral electronic compass. The scalable screen provides a 75-mile diameter view and multiple-waypoint capabilities. Paired with the tracking collar-receiver, it shows a dog’s location from up to 7 miles away, and reports the dog’s status (stopped or direction of movement). The transceiver, designed with SportDOG Brand’s DRYTEK technology, is waterproof and submersible to 25 feet. It can be programmed to track up to 12 dogs at once.

The TEK system is unique in that an e-collar module can be added to the collar unit to also provide training capabilities. However, it is important to note that the additional e-collar function is not allowed during AKC competitions.

To find out more about the TEK system’s capabilities, visit www.sportdog.com.

For more information or clarification about tracking equipment allowed in AKC pointing dog competitions, go to http://www.akc.org/about/depts/perform.cfm

SportDOG Brand of Knoxville, Tennessee, is a manufacturer of electronic dog training gear and accessories. Product lines include remote training collars, no-bark collars, in-ground fence systems and remote tracking systems. The company also carries Lucky Dog training equipment,Tracker dog-locating products and Canine Athlete nutritional products.

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