MNRC to Retire the Women’s Challenge Trophy

Women’s Challenge Trophy Loving Cup

In 2000, at the annual Master National event in Indiana, Michael O’Hearn introduced the Women’s Challenge Trophy Award. The WCT Award program was developed to provide special recognition to those handlers that were instrumental in introducing women to the Hunt Test games at the national level.

As is fitting, given their significant contributions, Sallie Sullivan Carolyn Goll and Cindy Read were the first recipients of the WCT at the MNRHT event in 2001, in Oklahoma.

In all respects, this program has been a tremendous success. Since its inception, over 50 trophies have been awarded. In 2016, over 135 of the entered dogs were handled by women. Due to this success, the MNRC has determined that it is appropriate to permanently recognize the pioneers of this success by retiring the Women’s Challenge Trophy Award after 2017. After the retirement in 2017, a permanent Award banner naming all Awardees will be presented each year along with the Hall of Fame banners.

Qualified handlers that complete all qualifying requirements in 2017 will receive the traditional loving cup trophy in addition to being named on the permanent Award banner. Any qualifying handlers with two qualifying passes after the 2017 event will be eligible for recognition on the permanent banner should they achieve the 3rd qualifying pass within the next 2 events.

Elaine Goodner and Corrine Clavey

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More Bronze Level Sponsors Join the Team

Congratulations and Thank you to our newest Bronze Level Sponsors of the 2017 Master National: Best Retrievers, Zion Kennels, Saltgrass Retrievers, Stellar Retrievers, Swamp Run Retrievers, Hidden Lake Retrievers, Run Retrievers, Taylor Farm Kennels,
Silverbrook Kennels,
Mossy Pond Retrievers,
Days End Retrievers, AirFlow Bumpers, Cripple Creek Kennels, Razor Sharp Retrievers
and Trigger Time Kennels.

It’s great to have you on board joining our other great supporters. Diamond Sponsors: Nestle Purina Petcare and ASD Avery Sporting Dog, as well as Platinum Sponsor Garmin and Whataburger; Gold Sponsors Dogtra, Wetmutt and Duck Dog Clothing; Silver Sponsors: Sport Dog Brand, Tangelo Tossers, Mom’s Gourmet and Pepsi; and Bronze Sponsors: Midwest Greyhound Supply, Castile Creek Kennels, Lone Duck Outfitters, Country Vet, and Umpqua Oats.

And don’t forget about our Donors program. Donors can help the Master National Retriever Club on a Junior, Senior and Master Level.  View Donors List Here

If you would like to find out more about the Master National Donors List please Email Rex Gibon @ rex.gibson@comcast.net or Michelle Love @ michellelove2000@yahoo.com

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Texas Governor Welcomes Master National to BigWoods

The Master National Retriever Club received this honor today.  A personal welcome from Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Texas has rolled out the red carpet to welcome handlers sponsors and friends of the Master National to the great state of Texas and especially the BigWoods on the Trinity.

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Master National Entered Dogs

A list of Entered Dogs has been posted. Please note, as soon as you enter the event, your dog will not immediately show up on this list. It may take 24-48 hours for your entry to show on the Entered list.

You will however, receive an immediate receipt upon entering your dog into the MNRC system. Remember the deadline for entering is Friday, August 18th at 6 pm Central Time. To enter the 2017 Click Here

Any questions or comments please email Hunt Test Secretary Frank Barton fbarton@bartonpowersports.com

Good Luck everyone and see you in Texas!

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Handlers: Canine Influenza Virus Notice

If you are coming to Texas, please take precautions. There is a re-outbreak of the strain H3N2 virus. Make sure your dog is current on the latest strain of canine influenza.

  • The best protection is vaccination. There is now a single vaccination for both the H3N2 and H3N8 strains of the virus. The vaccination requires a booster shot two-three weeks after the initial vaccine. Vaccination provides the best chance of immunity within 7-14 days of booster shot.

As always, dogs must be current on their DHPP and Rabies vaccination.

Thank you Dr. Becky Malphus for this update.

American Kennel Club:
There are recently confirmed cases of the Canine Influenza Virus (H3N2 strain) that was first brought to and identified in Chicago, Illinois in the spring of 2015.  The most recent outbreaks concern the following states: Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas.

Canine Influenza Virus Notice

For More Information:
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) : Canine Influenza FAQ

According to the AVMA vaccines are available for both the H3N8 and H3N2 strains of canine influenza virus. The strain causing the 2015 outbreak was almost genetically identical to an H3N2 strain previously reported only in Asia – specifically, Korea, China and Thailand.

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2017 Master National Invitations

About 1,100 invitations are being mailed to the owners of retrievers across the country who are qualified to compete in the 2017 Master National.  The event is being held at the BigWoods on the Trinity in Tennessee Colony Texas from October 12-22.

The invitations are a keepsake for you and failure to receive your invitation this week does not effect your entry into the event.  All qualified dogs will be able to enter the event beginning Tuesday, August 1 until August 18th.

If you do not receive your invitation within two weeks please send your dog’s full registered name, along with your name as owner and a complete mailing address to Hunt Test Secretary Frank Barton. email: fbarton@bartonpowersports.com

Note: Most often an invitation is missed due to an incorrect or incomplete mailing address.

Thank you and congratulations on your dog’s qualification.

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Calling 2017 Hall of Fame and Retiring Dogs

It’s time to get your information together so you can include your dog in the 2017 Hall of Fame or Retiring Dog videos for 2017. The videos will premiere at the Handler’s Banquet at the Master National, and will be posted on the Master National website following the event. The deadline is August 15th

Please check our video forms and send your entry with photo as soon as possible!  Thank you and see you at The Bigwoods on the Trinity, October 12-22.

2017 Hall of Fame Retriever video form

2017 Retiring Retriever video form

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2017 Master National Event Schedule

Note: Here is your advanced look at the MNRC Event schedule. Watch for updated postings at the Event Headquarters and on the Master National website. Exact times will be added closer to the event.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 12, 2017 Opening Ceremony – Copeland Center at Lakeview Methodist Conference Center, 400 Private Road 6036, Palestine, TX 75801 Opening Ceremony includes a Social Reception,  Introductions & Starting Dog Number, Handler’s Banquet and Auction & Raffle

FRIDAY OCTOBER 13 Handler Registration,  Chief Marshal meets with Committee Chair, Handler’s Meeting, MNRC Annual Meeting in Bagley Hall and Breezeways at Lakeview Methodist Conference Center, 400 Private Road 6036, Palestine, TX 75801 Bitch Check – Lakeview Methodist Conference Center MNRC Store Opens at Lakeview Methodist Conference Center

SATURDAY OCTOBER 14-22 MNRC Licensed Hunting Test BEGINS on Saturday and runs through Sunday, October 22 The BigWoods on the Trinity, 14809 W FM 321, Tennessee Colony, TX 75861

SUNDAY OCTOBER 15 MNRC Store Reopens at The BigWoods on the Trinity, 14809 W FM 321, Tennessee Colony, TX 75861

TUESDAY OCTOBER 17 Workers’s Appreciation Dinner at Copeland Center at Lakeview Methodist Conference Center, 400 Private Road 6036, Palestine, TX 75801

THURSDAY OCTOBER 19 Frankie’s Steak Dinner at The BigWoods on the Trinity, 14809 W FM 321, Tennessee Colony, TX 75861

SUNDAY OCTOBER 22 Closing Ceremony, MNRC Store, Vendor Village at The BigWoods on the Trinity, 14809 W FM 321, Tennessee Colony, TX 75861

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Meet the 2017 Master National Judges

Attention all Master National Handlers! With about  weeks to go we want you to meet your 2017 Slate of Judges!  Thank you to our 12 judges for providing us pictures and biographies so that handlers can get to know you better.

To all our handlers, train hard and see you in Tennessee Colony, Texas on October 12.

CLICK HERE TO SEE PICTURES AND BIOGRAPHIES

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Dogs Qualified for the 2017 Master National

As of July 31, 2017 there are now 1,096 retrievers qualified to enter the 2017 Master National to be held October 12-22 at The BigWoods on the Trinity in Tennessee Colony, Texas.

To view the current list of qualifiers:
Click Here

WHY IS MY DOG’S NAME MISSING FROM THE LIST OF QUALIFIED DOGS?
If your dog isn’t on the list of qualifiers, don’t panic. Your dog’s name may be missing due to one of the following reasons:
1. The MNRC club has not sent in the results of their test or it has not been received
or processed yet by the AKC.
2. The results were accidentally omitted from the catalog.
3. Good old human error.

The MNRC is now the sole official source of tracking qualifiers, we will make our best efforts to list qualifiers in a timely manner, but sometimes delays occur.  If you believe that an omission has occurred please contact the MNRC Event Secretary Frank Barton. Email: fbarton@bartonpowersports.com

Send the following information. Dog’s name and the tests where the passes occurred. Frank will respond to your inquiry. Do Not Contact the AKC.

 

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