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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Dr Tom Glen (1946-2021)

With so few contacts during the COVID lockdowns, sad news takes some time to filter through the field trial community. In February, we lost long time field trialer Tom Glen, For years Tom trained and trialed field goldens at his hobby farm in Maxville. In 1991, he handled the first Golden Retriever female to win the National Amateur Field Trial Championship. NAFTCH FTCH Brasdor’s Razzl Dazzl was his pride and joy and she became the foundation for Cedarpond Kennels. Our condolences to Barbara, his wife of 51 years and their family.


Check the 2021 Field Trial and Hunt Test Schedules Often

Due to COVID restrictions, many Field Trials and Hunt Tests are being rescheduled or cancelled. Check back often to see what has changed.


Cancellation of the 2021 National Amateur Retriever Championship Stake

Due to the COVID 19 restrictions currently in place and not knowing when these will be relaxed, the Northern Ontario Retriever Association, host club of the 2021 National Amateur Retriever Championship stake and the NRCC Executive have decided to cancel the 2021 National Amateur Retriever Championship.

The National Amateur Retriever Championship will not be rescheduled, and the newly formatted National Retriever Championship stake is planned for September 2022.

Qualifications for the 2022 National Retriever Championship stake will be revised to include the dogs currently qualified for 2021 National Amateur Retriever Championship stake.

Thank you,
The 2021 NRCC Executive

Important Upcoming Dates

  • January 1, 2021 - Membership fees are due
  • 2021 National Retriever Championship - September 13-18, 2021