2014 First-Time Hall of Fame Qualifiers

_D4M4663wHere is a list of the new Hall of Fame Qualifiers from the 2014 Master National. Congratulations to all of these wonderful retrievers!

We would like to include your retriever in our Master National Hall of Fame Inductee video.

This video is created before the 2015 Master National event and will be shown at the Handler’s Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 15th in Cheraw, S.C.   The video will also be posted on the Master National web site after the event so you can enjoy it later.

Be sure to fill out the Hall Of Fame form and send along with a picture to the Master National. The form includes the necessary information to add your dog.  Keep in mind; we also need a JPG image with the form.

*Special Note: The slideshow presentation is created in a Horizontal (landscape) format.  Photos look best if they are displayed in a horizontal (landscape) layout rather than a vertical (portrait) format.  We will make whatever we receive work, but if you take a look at our previous HOF and Retiring Dog videos, you will clearly see the difference.

First Time HOF Qualifiers Click Here: Hall Of Fame Form

Deadline for submissions is August 15, 2015.
You will email the form and the jpg image to:  masternational@gmail.com

For a complete list with updates including the previous Hall of Fame qualifiers
CLICK HERE.

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2015 Master National Training Birds

Pheasant_FlyingRobbie Davis, Drakes and Hens, Inc., is the bird supplier for the 2015 Master National.

While all birds at the event will be mallard drakes or rooster pheasants, training birds may be ordered as either sex or random mix.

Prices range from $12 to $14.50,  and is determined by sex and type. Please call Robbie for details.

Birds may be ordered at any time but will only be delivered to Cooper Black beginning October 10. You may arrange for pick up at one of the bird farms prior to or after the 10th.

Orders must be placed at least 24 hours prior to delivery.

PLEASE NOTE: You are responsible for the proper disposal of training birds. The dumpsters at Cooper Black are NOT to be used for bird disposal.

By South Carolina state law, anyone shooting birds must have a current South Carolina hunting license.
Temporary non-resident licenses may be purchased online at the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

TO ORDER YOUR TRAINING BIRDS CALL Robbie Davis: 803.968.1163

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Welcome to new member club Blue Bonnet Retriever Club

MN_RibbonsThe Master National Retriever Club is pleased to welcome a new Retriever Clubs to our membership.

The Blue Bonnet Retriever Club of Anderson, Texas is new member club of the Master National Retriever Club.  The president of Blue Bonnet is Danny Farmer.

Welcome aboard and we encourage all of the Master National participants to support the Blue Bonnet RC weekend hunt tests!

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2015 Master National Entry System

9X4I8126The 2015 Master National Entry System will be available to use the first week of August.

All Qualified Dogs will be accepted until the specified closing date. The Master National does not limit entries therefore no eligible dogs will be closed out during that time period.

We will post a LIVE LINK to the entry system on the Master National Home Page, the 2015 Master National Event page and promote on Facebook and Twitter as soon as it is available.

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MNRC Launches Master National Store Online

MNStoreThe Master National Retriever Club is pleased to announce the launch of a new Master National Merchandise Store online!  Select items with the Master National logo are now available for sale on the website.

Please note that the Online store will be closed from September 15th until November 15, 2015 to allow our ‘expert’ store ladies Pam Bunnell and Terry Elliott time to get everything ready for the 2015 Master National event in Cheraw, South Carolina.

This year the Master National store located at the event promises to be bigger and better than ever so be sure to stop by while you’re there.

Enjoy shopping and see you soon in South Carolina!

Click Here to Enter the Master National Store Online

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The Impact of the Master National on AKC Weekend Hunt Tests

RRRetriever Results has just published a report on the impact of the Master National event on the hunt test community.

Josephine Ottman & Russell Iuliano of Retriever Results used their extensive database to try to understand what impact if any, attempts to qualify for the Master National have on AKC Weekend Hunt Test entries.

The results may greatly surprise you!
Take A Look at the Full Report Here: Retriever Results

Here is an Executive Summary of what they found.

Dogs entered in Master stakes:
  • 3417 dogs (80% labs), averaging 5.4 years old, ran on average 5 master events and passed 55% of stakes entered
  • Of these, 23% passed every weekend test entered and 21% failed every test entered. 20% of the dogs entered just one event.
MH-titled dogs
  • 44% of dogs entered in master stakes have a MH title.
    • Enter 2.3x more events (8.8 on average), pass 1.8x more tests (8%) and are 8 months older (6.0 years old)
  • As more MH titled dogs enter a weekend event:
    • Pass rate for MH titled dogs remains unchanged at about 67%
    • Pass rate for non-MH titled dogs falls by 20%, averaging 37%

Qualifying for the Master National

  • 24% of dogs entered in a master stake ultimately qualify for the Master National
  • After qualifying, over half (51%) continue to enter an additional 2.7 weekend events (6% of all entries)

 

The entire report can be found at Retriever Results.com

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2015: New Hall of Fame Qualifiers Video

072B4_Hutch_045_MN12r_proofCalling all FIRST TIME qualifiers of the Master National Hall Of Fame.

We would like to include your dog in our Master National Hall of Fame Inductee video.

This video is created before the 2015 Master National event and will be shown at the Handlers Dinner in Cheraw, S.C.  It will also be posted on the Master National web site after the event so you can enjoy it later.

Be sure to fill out the Hall Of Fame form and send along with a picture to the Master National. The form includes the necessary information to add your dog.  Keep in mind; we also need a JPG image with the form.

*Special Note: The slideshow presentation is created in a Horizontal (landscape) format.  Photos look best if they are displayed in a horizontal (landscape) layout rather than a vertical (portrait) format.  We will make whatever we receive work, but if you take a look at our previous HOF and Retiring Dog videos, you will clearly see the difference.

First Time HOF Qualifiers Click Here: Hall Of Fame form

Deadline for submissions is August 15, 2015.
You will email the form and the jpg image to:  masternational@gmail.com

To View Previous Hall of Fame Inductees and Retirement Videos
Click Here: http://mnrc.publishpath.com/video

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2015: Master National Retiring Dogs Video

If your dog has been a participant of the Master National event and he is retiring from Master National competition, we would like to include him in our Master National Retiring Dogs video.

This video is created before the 2015 Master National event and will be shown at the Handlers Dinner in Cheraw, S.C.  It will also be posted on the Master National web site after the event so you can enjoy it later.

Chigger, Retired 2013

Chigger, Retired 2013

Please complete the Retiring Dog Form and enclose a JPG image with your application.
Click Here to download the Retiring Dog Form

Deadline for submissions is August 15, 2015.
You will email the form and the jpg image to:  masternational@gmail.com

*Special Note: The slideshow presentation is created in a Horizontal (landscape) format.  Photos look best if they are displayed in a horizontal (landscape) layout rather than a vertical (portrait) format.  We will make whatever we receive work, but if you take a look at our previous HOF and Retiring Dog videos, you will clearly see the difference.

Click Here to see the previous  HOF and Retiring Videos

 

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Meet Your 2015 Master National Judges

DSC_0733Attention all Master National Handlers! With about 15 weeks to go we want you to meet your 2015 Slate of Judges!  Thank you to our 10 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 Cheraw, South Carolina in October.

Click Here to view the 2015 Judges Pages

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Results: HOF Exemption passes; ‘6 of 8′ fails

ribbonsProposed By-Laws Changes

The Hall Of Fame Exemption proposed by the MN Board of Directors, that exempts Hall of Fame retrievers (MNH title holders) from having to re-qualify for the Master National each year has passed.  94 YES votes were cast, 18 No votes.
NOTE: This exemption will take effect on August 1, 2015 and will be applied to the 2016 Master National event at the August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area on September 29 – October 9, 2016  in St. Louis.

The Revision to Qualifying Standards proposed by Western New York Retriever Club, Ohio Valley Retriever Club and Presque Isle Retriever Club of Erie, PA. failed.   There were 75 NO votes compared to 36 YES.  The proposal did not pass.  This By-Law change would have required a dog to pass 6 of 8 Master Hunt Tests at MNRC clubs to qualify for the Master National event each qualifying year.

A club-by-club tally of ballots can be found online.  Thank you to all of the clubs that took the time to discuss the issues and who voted on the proposals!

To view results for Hall of Fame Ballot results

To view results for the Revisions to Qualifying Standards

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