MNRC Makes Changes to 2020 Master National Qualification

The Master National Board of Directors is committed to providing updates regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the 2020 event.  The Board has completed an initial assessment and analysis of available 2020 qualification information, AKC hunt test cancellations, and the potential impact of these on the AKC hunt test community and the 2020 Master National.

The MNRC Board has decided the 2020 MNRC Qualifications will be determined as follows:

1.    MNH dogs (3 MNRC qualifications) remain qualified for life.

2.    MNR dogs (2 MNRC qualifications) are automatically qualified for the 2020 event.

3.    MH dogs that qualified for the 2019 event are automatically qualified for the 2020 event.

4.    MH dogs with at least 4 MH passes during the current qualifying year (08/01/2019 – 07/31/2020) will be qualified for the 2020 event.

There will be no adjustments to the MNRC standard of judging or test requirements for the 2020 MNRC Event.

There will also be changes to other elements of the event such the conduct of the various meetings, parties, and other ceremonies.  These will develop as we determine what life after the COVID-19 pandemic may hold for us.

This effort was not easy as the information was voluminous and the circumstances were changing daily.  The conversations and opinions were many and while the discussions and debate were rigorous, they were also thoughtful and respectful.  I am proud of the manner in which this Board developed this one-time solution to what we hope is a one-time issue.

We thank you for your continued support of AKC performance events, our hunting test sport and the Master National Event.  We continue to hope for an end to the pandemic and until then, we wish everyone good health and sincerely look forward to seeing everyone in St. Cloud, MN on September 24, 2020 for Opening Ceremonies of our 29th Event.

Allen Dillard, President MNRC

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14 Responses to MNRC Makes Changes to 2020 Master National Qualification

  1. vhuynh2 says:

    Thank you for the update and making adjustments during this time of uncertainty. I just wanted to ask for clarification regarding qualification item #3 – does the dog have to have qualified at the 2019 event to qualify for 2020? My dog qualified for but did not run in 2019. Thank you.

  2. Brent Smith says:

    What if I have a lab that only has 1 master pass? But I do want to be in the master national?

  3. Dennis Parsons says:

    In order for my dog to qualify for MN in 2020 considering she has not run any AKC and will only run in Master tests going forward, she would need to pass 6 MH tests plus 4 more for a total of 10 MH tests prior to the July 31, 2020 deadline? Correct?

  4. RICKY VANG says:

    I have a question. My dog has a total of 5 master passes, 4 was within (08/01/2019 – 07/31/2020) and 1 master pass prior to that date. He does not have a MH title yet. How many more does he need to qualify for master national? Thank you!

  5. Jonathan D. Sullivan says:

    I have a question as well and think I know the answer, but just want to confirm- My dog just earned his MH this weekend- he has three passes during 8-1-19 to 7-31-20 so far; does he need 1 more pass or 4 more passes to qualify for the Master National? Thank you.

  6. Scott Silverstein says:

    I hope to have in the next few weeks our fifth master pass, and for earn her to earn her Master Title. She has her Senior title, and will have earned all 5 passes since Feb 2020. Will she qualify for this year’s 2020 Master National?

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