AKC Hunt Tests: It's A Labs World

We thought you might be interested in seeing some numbers so far from  the 2018 Master National Qualifying Year. Beginning August 1, 2017 through December 31st there have been a total of 3,909 Master passes

Congratulations to the 2017 MNH Retrievers

Congratulations to the owners, handlers and retrievers who are first-time Master National Hunter titled dogs from Texas. These dogs have passed three Master National events! For a complete list of all MNH retrievers, Click Here

2018 Master National Judges

Master National Retriever Club is pleased to announce that John Kinnard has accepted the invitation to judge at this year’s Master National.  Kinnard will replace Ron Sauls who had a scheduling conflict.  Kinnard will represent

AKC Hunt Test Advisory Committee Update

The American Kennel Club Hunt Test Advisory Committee is pleased to announce two new appointments to its group.  Carol Hynes and Dave Coffey have agreed to serve in this volunteer position. Carol Hynes will represent

Meet 2018 President Kevin Bunnell

The 2018 Master National will be held in Roseburg, Oregon on October 18-28 an taking the helm of our ship will be former Region IV Vice President Kevin Bunnell.  We thought you might like to

Closing Ceremony 2017

Thank you to everyone for participating, volunteering and attending the 2017 Master National at BigWoods on the Trinity. We hope you enjoy the rest now and look forward to seeing you October 18-22 in Roseburg,

Thank You Whataburger 2017

The Master National Retriever Club would like to thank WHATABURGER for their support this year.  WHATABURGER was a new Platinum sponsor , in addition to Garmin. This great company provided each handler with a free

Frankie’s Party 2017

Join us Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. at BigWoods for a very special celebration. It started years ago in the parking lot of Frankie Prendergast‘s hotel with a few steaks and some beers. Twenty-six years

Workers’ Party 2017

Thank you to Michelle Love & Rex Gibson for their attention to detail in making the Worker’s Appreciation Dinner a smashing success! And we want to thank ALL of our wonderful workers. Without you this


Congratulations to the 2018 Master National Judges. These judges were elected by the MNRC clubs and announced at the MNRC Annual Meeting. Looking forward to seeing you in Oregon. Region 1:  Megan Baker; Keith Maready

2017 Master National Diagrams

Whistling Duck, S.E. Nevada Moonshine, Big Bee Bionic Thong, Blue Lagoon, Gar Hole Middle Church, Pecan Blind, West Persimmon Crawlin’ Buck, Red Lakes, Baby Herrington House Pasture, Frantzen, Uncle Honey

Master National Signboards 2017

The Master National Retriever Club now has three new signboards.  The stations are ready to use and will be available for pictures throughout the week. We would like to thank Jeannie & Sam Ferguson, Jean

Dr. Bob’s Eats About Town

Dr. Robert McFarlane, owner of BigWoods On The Trinity decided to step out-of-the-box and give us his take on what to expect in eateries for those attending the Master National.  Dr. Bob’s Eats About Town

Handler's and MNRC Annual Meeting

Handler’s Meeting: President Larry Kimble opened the meeting with a moment of silence remembering former Master National President John Blackbird. The Handler’s Meeting began with Chief Marshal Jack Combs announcing the Judges The 2017 Judges:

Setup Week Wednesday 2017

Judges, committee members and assistant stake marshals to set up tests. Corporate Sponsor Liaisons Michelle Love & Rex Gibson plus volunteers prepare the Handler’s bags. Store ladies Pam Bunnell and Terry Elliott and friends unpack

2017 Master National Event Schedule

Note: Watch for updated postings at the Event Headquarters and on the Master National website. THURSDAY OCTOBER 12, 2017  Opening Ceremony  Copeland Center at Lakeview Methodist Conference Center, 400 Private Road 6036, Palestine, TX 75801

Setup Week Begins 2017

The Board of Directors  of the Master National Retriever Club plus members of the set-up committee are working with our Judges to make this a very special Master National.

2017 Training Property Draw

A Training Property Draw will be held Tuesday, October 10th  for training on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  That draw will also be held at the BigWoods equipment barn at 4.m. Thank you to East Texas

2016 Master National Annual Review

Friends of the Master National, On behalf of the Board of Directors, we want to thank you for your efforts to make the 25th Master National a success. Without your support, we could not accomplish


The Master National community has lost a great friend.  Former Master National President John Blackbird, of Mora, Minnesota and longtime field trial and hunt test competitor died suddenly September 9, 2017. Our deepest sympathies are

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