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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The retriever community mourns the passing of Robert H. Harman on December 21, 2019. Bob was well-known at every level of the field trial game having given his time and expertise at all levels - National, Provincial and club. Bob spent many hours working on the CKC Rules & Regulations for field trials. His ability to organize and précis led to the clarification of many rules as well as the creation of the much-needed index. Bob's support for field also saw him act as a long time CKC director as well as a NRCC director.

At the provincial level, the BCARTC benefited from his willingness to serve as Association treasurer for many years. As the co-founder of the Vancouver Island Retriever Club, Bob spent many hours training his goldens and enjoying long-standing friendships. Those individuals who were lucky enough to have Bob's encouragement and guidance remember him fondly. The VIRC is saddened by his passing.

Bob was known across Canada as a competitor, trainer and respected judge. Bob's goldens were high achieving dogs but Bob is also remembered for his wicked sense of humour and for his talent with quick retorts. He and Sara were the most hospitable of trialers. Many of us remember Sara feeding not only Bob and their family on the tail gate of their multi-faceted Suburban; luckily we all profited. Sara's scotch eggs were highly prized!

We should all remember Bob as described in his obituary. "He was thoughtful, conscientious, kind and his generosity was inspiring."


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

The Club representative can vote on behalf of the club 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