A Look Back To The Beginning

The Master National is now the largest retriever event in the world

In 1991, the first Master National event was held in Glasgow, Delaware September 16-22. There were 74 handlers, with 67 amateurs and 7 pros running 94 dogs. Today we have 359 handlers running 1,220 dogs at the 2023 event. And That’s over a 1,000 Percent increase!

From 1991 until 1996 the Master National was 1 flight with a 3 judge panel. 1997 was the first time there were 2 flights, an A and B split.

As we struggle to find a solution to our overwhelming success here’s a look back at our past with photos of handlers, judges and retrievers of past events.
We hope you enjoy the memories!

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