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General information about the Master National Retriever Club

MNRC to Retire the Women’s Challenge Trophy

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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