Limiting Entries in Master Hunter Tests

All Master National Retriever Clubs received a letter from the American Kennel Club informing them of two changes to the Retriever Hunting Test Regulations. In part, the AKC letter reads:
Limiting Entries in Master Test: For events held after April 1, 2013, clubs may at their option limit the number of entries in their Master Hunter test to either 60, 90, 120 or 180.
Clubs may continue to run unlimited entry Master Hunter tests if they choose. If entries are limited, the number must be stated in the premium and other event announcements.
Entries shall be accepted on a first come, first served basis. The Regulations regarding days required for testing and splitting of test levels remains the same as explained in Chapter 1, Section 18. This is a reminder that tests must be split if threshold levels are exceeded.
This change becomes effective for events held after April 1, 2013. If a club has not yet published its premium list for an event to be held after April 1, the limited entry provision may be utilized by including the information in the premium.
Service Fee:
For events held after July 1, 2013, the AKC service fee will be $3.50 per entry. Currently the fee is $3.50 for the first entry of a dog and $3.00 for additional entries of the same dog in the event.
This change will make the service fee consistent for all Performance Events and simplify the administrative process.
NOTE: Currently some Performance Events are assessed $3.50 per entry and others are assessed the split $3.50/$3.00 fee.
The “Event Secretary’s Report” will be modified to reflect this change. The new service fee applies to events held after July 1, 2013.
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