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:   

  • Carol Brethet     October 12, 1930 - April 9, 2016
    The Canadian Field Trial game has lost another one of its own. Carol was a long time competitor and active supporter of the Niagara Peninsula Retriever Club. Carol and Jack Brethet were primary motivators behind the Canadian National Amateur Championship hosted by the Niagara Club in 1988, in Puslinch, Ontario. Carol believed in giving back to the sport. To that end, in 1983, she wrote a book compiling the history of the field trial sport, the various clubs in Ontario and summarized FTCH dogs from 1949-1983. Carol loved Jack and her dogs, Mandy, Corey, Becky, Curt, and Georgia. We will miss her, remember her and wish her well on her journey. We trust there will be some good restaurants on the way!!!
  • Book your vacation early
    • 2016 National Amateur, July 10-16 in Iron Bridge, ON.
      Judges: Gary Mason (Eastern Zone), Charlie Ross (Central Zone, Debby Mongomery (Western Zone)
    • 2016 National, September 18-24 in Saskatoon, SK
      Judges: Graham Tyler (Western Zone) Gerry Burmaster (Eastern Zone, Jim Green (Southern Ontario Zone)


Key Dates

  • January 1 - Club confirmation of Field Trial and Hunt Test dates
  • March 31 - 2016 membership renewal due
  • 2016 National Amateur will be held in Iron Bridge, ON from July 10-16
  • 2016 National will be held in Saskatoon, SK from September 18-24.