Last Chance for Clubs to Vote on Bylaws

Please encourage your Club to vote on recent By Laws updates! MNRC needs updates to our ByLaws and we want your participation. Please read the President’s explanation of what needs updating and the ByLaw updates

2024 MNRC Member Clubs

Here is a list of the current Master National Retriever Clubs for 2024. If you think your club is a member and is not listed here please contact MNRC Secretary Dede Patterson for details. Master

Text To Get Mobile Snack/Drink Van

Local Paw Patrol Van benefits the Thomasville Humane Beginning Sunday October 29, a mobile snack van or for short “the Paw Patrol” will have mobile delivery of snacks and drinks as needed. Participants just need

Shout Out to 2022 Set-Up Dogs

Thank you to the members of the Umpqua Valley Retriever Club and especially Co-Chair and setup dog coordinator Toni Bamford. We appreciate the hard work and dedication you put into this. You allowed the judges

A New Look for

It was time for an update. has been upgraded with a clear, easy-to-follow Navigation system that has links to everything on the site.  The reason for upgrading our website was to become Mobile Friendly,

AKC Lets Stand Talking To Dog on Honor

The Performance Events Department works closely with the Retriever Hunting Test Advisory Committee (RHTAC) regarding suggestions brought forward from the retriever hunting test community. Recently, the Performance Events Department received an item from the RHTAC

Ever Wonder How Hunt Tests Began?

Reprinted From the AKC Website: Retriever Hunting Test History In the 1980s hunters with good retrievers, but without the resources, or time, to be able to be competitive in field trials were anxious to have

Master Amateur Event Begins

The Master National Retriever Club sends it’s Best Wishes to the Handlers and Retrievers entered into the 2022 Master Amateur Invitational. About 170 amateur-handled dogs will compete at the test in Sedalia, Missouri May 22-29.

MNRC Selects 2022 Master National Site

The Master National Retriever Club Board of Directors has selected the Columbia Basin area of Washington state to host the 2022 Master National event. The Tri Cities area of Washington includes the towns of Pasco,

Meet Your Judges (2020)

Region 1 – Pennsylvania Megan Baker Since my last Master National Judging experience in 2014 I have continued to give back to the sport we all love so much. I am currently running 4 Golden

Opening Banquet is Just 7 Weeks Away

The 2019 Master National Opening Banquet is just 7 weeks away — Thursday, October 17,  at the DeLoach Center at Coker College, 300 East College Ave., Hartsville SC. Hope to see you there! A complete

2019 Master National Running Order

The 2019 Master National Running Order for Flights A through G are now posted. Keep in mind, the Starting Dog number isn’t picked until Opening Banquet, Thursday Oct. 19th. See you in Cheraw. Have fun

Meet Your Judges (2019)

Region 1 – North Carolina Ellison Armfield Congratulations on qualifying for the 2019 Master National!  H. Cooper Black holds so many special memories for me, most notably when I set the dumpster on fire about

MNRC Thanks Event Sponsors and Donors

As you begin training and testing for the 2019 Master National event we would like to remind you to please support our generous Partners. Without their help the Master National event would not be possible.

Meet Your Judges (2018)

Region 1 – Virginia Robert C. Johnson I am honored to have the opportunity to be a part of this event, as I represent Region 1. Our events would not be possible without your participation,

MNRC Welcomes Two New Member Clubs

The Master National Retriever Club is pleased to welcome La Crosse Amateur Retriever Club of Wisconsin and the Southern Arizona Retriever Club as new member clubs. Congratulations and thank you to the officers for their

MNRC Welcomes New Member Club

The Master National Retriever Club would like to welcome our newest member club to the organization. Welcome Minnesota Field Trial Association.  All hunt tests presented by Minnesota Field Trial Association will count toward the 2018


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

Meet Your Judges (2017)

Region 1 – Connecticut Jack Belicka I would like to thank all the members of Region 1 who voted for me to judge the Master National. It’s an honor and a privilege to represent you

MARC Opens Its Inaugural Event

Congratulations to all of the Amateur handlers who have qualified for the Inaugural Master Amateur Invitational.  The event is being held April 23-29, 2017 in Cairo, Georgia.  It’s great to see so many Master National

Slideshow: 2016 Opening Ceremony

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2016 Master National Opening Ceremony on Thursday, September 29th.  And a Special Thank You to Purina, who has sponsored our event for 25 years!  You are the Best

Master National Host Club Training

Important Notice to All Handlers Any handlers that train on grounds drawn from the official Pre-Master National Training Grounds lists do not need additional permits for using birds while training. You will be furnished a

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