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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If you have a new Field Trial Champion, lost a loved one, or have something you want to share with the retriever community, send your requests to:   

New Secretary/Treasurer - The NRCC would like to welcome our new Secretary/Treasurer, Laura Danforth. Many of you will know Laura through her work with the 2019 National Amateur and Alberta Field Trial Club.

National Questionnaire

Deadline - December 31, 2019.

With shrinking entries and diminishing resources, such as qualified judges, grounds, and able bodied workers, to name a few, the NRCC feels it is important to look ahead and to open a dialogue on how to move forward. To this end, the NRCC is seeking your feedback on whether to consider holding just one National per year. It is important that everyone feels they have input into any decisions made on how to proceed.

Individuals who are members of NRCC clubs can vote by clicking here.


      2020 National Amateur Retriever Championship

  • Host Club: Northern Ontario Retriever Association
  • Location: Iron Bridge, Ontario
  • Dates: July 19-25
  • Judges: Daniel Danforth, Peter Muursepp, Scott Adams

      2020 National Retriever Championship

  • Host Club: Manitoba Gun Dog Association
  • Location: Balmoral, Manitoba
  • Dates: September 14-19
  • Judges: Dave Wardle, Boyd Rutledge, Mike Zelman