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

Meet Your Judges (2016)

Region 1 – Georgia Chris Bodine It is an honor and a privilege to be elected a Master National judge and I would like to thank all the Region 1 clubs that placed their trust

Important Notice to MNH Handlers

The new MNH Qualifier Rule takes effect this year, which means all MNH dogs are automatically qualified to enter the 2016 Master National. Because this is the first year this rule applies, we have a bit

Master National Shout-Out

A big thank you to the 2015 Master National Host Club Co-Chairs Michelle Love and Laurice Williams for their outstanding dedication and work on this year’s event. Michelle and Laurice along with so many volunteers

New Master National Retiring Pin

The Board of Directors has instituted a new Retiring Dog Pin.  Designed by John Gerbino,  the pin is given to the owner of a retriever who is officially retired from Master National competition. Owners wishing to

MN Invitations: Address corrections

Almost 1,300 Invitations for the 2015 Master National were mailed out to owners of qualified retrievers this year.  In just one batch of invitations sent out last month, almost 40 invitations were returned for incorrect addresses. The

2015 Master National Entry System

The 2015 Master National Entry System will be available to use the first week of August. All Qualified Dogs will be accepted until the specified closing date. The Master National does not limit entries therefore

Special Offer: Master National Coffee Deal

A Master National Retriever Club Coffee Deal you can’t resist! The remaining Black Dog Coffee Traders coffee MUST BE SOLD.  Special Offer: $8 per package plus postage. Contact our ‘store guru’ Pam Bunnell at 541-430-2192

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