National Retriever Club of Canada

The National Retriever Club of Canada (NRCC) website is your source for Canadian Retriever Field Trial and Hunt Test information. Visit often for the most up-to-date Field Trial and Hunt Test Schedules, Results, and Activities that could impact you.

The National Retriever Club of Canada has member clubs across Canada. It is through these clubs that a National Retriever Championship and a National Amateur Retriever Championship is hosted each year. These events are held under the Canadian Kennel Club Field Trial Rules and Regulations. Throughout the year, member clubs host their own Licensed Field Trials and/or Hunt Test Stakes.

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  • Letter to the National Retriever Club of Canada's Member Clubs;

Re: Cancellation of the 2020 National Amateur and National Retriever Championships

It is important that the NRCC take this time to communicate with all our members. You no doubt received from the CKC their memorandum entitled "Considerations for Club Events" which was sent out March 14, 2020. It talked about closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and made clear that the decision to hold any event was the club's responsibility. It spoke directly about precautions that clubs should follow.

A lot has happened since then and more stringent precautions have come from both the Provincial and the Federal governments as to how we would proceed with 'normal' life. It has become even more challenging as to how we could ever safely hold an event, procure judges, volunteers and even consider how the safety of contestants could possibly be managed especially when social distancing and capping of numbers of people at events is clearly stated. We have seen many of the spring trials cancelled already.

To that end, the NRCC Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel both the National Amateur in July and the National in September. Qualifications for the 2021 National Amateur and 2021 National will be revised to include the dogs currently qualified for 2020 National Amateur and 2020 National plus the dogs who qualify in 2020 and 2021 prior to the 2021 National Amateur and 2021 National. Northern Ontario Retriever Association and Manitoba Gun Dog Association will be the host clubs for the 2021 National Amateur and 2021 National, respectively.

We take this opportunity to echo the words from our leading Doctors and Prime Minister.....stay home!

Hopefully our old 'normal' returns faster than we might predict but please .....Be Safe!

NRCC 2020 Executive

2020 National Amateur Retriever Championship

  • Cancelled

2020 National Retriever Championship

  • Cancelled