2018 Master National Invitations

The first batch of Master National invitations have been mailed to the owners of retrievers across the country who are qualified to compete in the 2018 Master National.  Please be patient, the next batch is to be mailed July 24.

The event is being held at in Roseburg, Oregon from October 18-28.

The invitations are a keepsake for you and failure to receive your invitation does not effect your entry into the event.  All qualified dogs will be able to enter the event beginning Wednesday, August 1 until Friday August 17th   See Previous Blog for details.

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 an incomplete mailing address.

Thank you and Congratulations on your dog’s qualification.

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2018 Master National Entries Open August 1

Entries for the 2018 Master National event will open on Wednesday, August 1,  and will close on Friday, August 17, at 6:00 PM CDT.
**Please note the 6 pm Central Time, close time.

Please visit  our website www.masternational.com to enter using the Master National Retriever Club Online Entry System. There will be a prominent link on the homepage taking you to the entry system.  Entry Announcements and links will also be published on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Note: This is not a limited entry test.  All qualified dogs who enter within the August 1 to August 17 deadline timeline will be accepted.

For a current MNRC List of Qualified to Enter dogs CLICK HERE.
You will only be able to enter if your dog appears on the MNRC List.  Master National Retriever Club uses the Official AKC Qualified List which can be a bit behind other published Qualified Lists.  Be assured that if your dog qualifies before August 1, you will be able to enter the 2018 test and not be closed out.

Good Luck, Train Well and See You in Roseburg, Oregon, October 18-28!

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Judge Change for 2018 Master National

Master National Retriever Club is pleased to announce that Robert C. Johnson has accepted the invitation to judge at this year’s Master National. Johnson will replace Megan Baker who had a business conflict and had to be replaced.  Johnson will represent Region 1 in Roseburg, Oregon.

Johnson lives in Virginia, is a member of the Tidewater Retriever Club and judges regularly in the area. To read more about Robert C. Johnson CLICK HERE.

Thank you Robert for stepping into the position and we look forward to working with you October 18-28th.

Other judges for the 2018 event include:

Region 1: Robert Johnson; Keith Maready and Jim Wonnell
Region 2: Keith Kiesow and Dave Kress
Region 3: Mike Akeroyd and Bill Blochowiak and Randy Morton
Region 4: Michael O’Bannon and John Kinnard

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Calling for 2018 Hall of Fame and Retiring Dog Videos

It’s time to get your information together so you can include your dog in the 2018 Master National Hall of Fame and Retiring Dog videos. The videos will premiere at the Handler’s Banquet at the 2018 Master National in Roseburg, Oregon and will be posted on the Master National website following the event.

The deadline is August 15th.

Here’s what you need to know. Go to the New Hall of Fame or Retiring Dog page, fill out the video form and send your entry with a photo as soon as possible!  Thank you and see you soon in Roseburg, Oregon October 18-28.

2018 Hall of Fame Retriever Video

2018 Retiring Dog Retriever Video

 

 

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AKC Appoints New Field Representative

Congratulations to our Master National President, Kevin Bunnell on his appointment as the newest member of the AKC Field Representatives.  Kevin will be a private contractor of the AKC as he takes on new duties August 1, 2018.

Kevin from Roseburg, Oregon will continue to fulfill his obligations as Master National President as well as his new position as AKC Rep.

Best of Luck Kevin, we know you will be a welcomed addition to the AKC team and know that you will represent the Master National at its best.

To find more about Kevin, Read his Bio

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MNRC Welcomes Back 4 Clubs

The Master National is pleased to announce the addition of four more clubs.  Blue Ridge Retriever Club in Virginia, the Northern Flight Hunting Retriever Association in  Minnesota, Snake River Retriever Trial Club, Inc, in Idaho and the Blackhawk Retriever Club in Wisconsin have rejoined the Master National Retriever Club.

Hunt tests presented by these clubs will now count toward qualifying for the Master National event. Those tests after July 31, 2018 count toward the 2019 Master National to be held in Cheraw, South Carolina, October 19-29.

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UVRC Hosts Spring Test on Site of Master National

The Umpqua Valley Retriever Club, local hosts of the 2018 Master National held their Spring hunt test on June 16 & 17 on some of the grounds that will be used for this year’s event.

Thanks to Master Judges, Michelle Love & Rex Gibson for sending us these great photos. We heard you moved “mountains’ to get the test ready, well maybe not mountains, but at least one Very Large log and lots of lily pads!

Also, thanks to the great volunteers from Umpqua Valley for putting on a super show. We are told that the theme for this test was “Dogstock.” Woodstock didn’t have anything on you folks. We also heard a group of bird handlers who will be working at the Master National came out to see how things were run. We certainly are looking forward to working with such dedicated people.

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2018: New Hall of Fame Qualifiers Video

Calling 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 for this year.

This video is created before the 2018 Master National event and will be shown at the Handler’s Dinner in Roseburg, Oregon. The event is scheduled for October 18-28. The video will also be posted on the Master National web site after the event so you can enjoy it later.

Here’s what you need to do to be included.  Fill out the Hall Of Fame form and send along with a picture of your dog to the Master National. The form includes the necessary information we need to include your dog. Keep in mind; we also need a JPG image sent along with the form.

*Special Note: The video 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.

1st Time HOF Qualifiers Click Here: 2018 Hall of Fame Form

Deadline for submissions is August 15, 2018.

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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2018: Master National Retiring Dog 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 2018 Master National Retiring Dogs video. Any retriever who ran the Master National is included. You do not need to pass the event, just ran.

This video is created before the 2018 Master National event and will be shown at the Handler’s Dinner in Roseburg, Oregon. The event is scheduled for Oct. 18-28, 2018.  The retiring video will also be posted on the Master National web site after the event so you can enjoy it later.

Please complete the Retiring Dog Form and enclose a JPG image with your application.

Click Here to Download the 2018 Retiring Dog Form

Deadline for submissions is August 15, 2018.

You will email the form and the jpg image to: masternational@gmail.com

*Special Note: The video 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 Hall Of Fame and Retiring Dog videos, you will clearly see the difference.

Click Here to see the previous Hall Of Fame and Retiring Videos

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Important Reminder: How to Use an AED Device

We want to remind everyone attending the 2018 Master National that an AED device will be available at each flight.

Knowing how to use an Automated External Defibrillator could save a life during sudden cardiac arrest. Please take a minute to watch this important video explaining the simple use of a public defibrillator in the case of an emergency.  The video is presented by the American Red Cross.

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