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Calling for Photos for Hall of Fame and Retiring Videos

It’s time to get your information together so we can include your dog in our Master National Videos. The videos will premiere at the Handler’s Banquet at the 2020 Master National in St. Cloud, Minnesota and will be posted on … Continue reading

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Updated List of Qualifiers for 2020 Under New Rules

An updated list of  qualifiers for the 2020 event has been posted. As of May 1,  there are 1,475  retrievers qualified under the Special Criteria for 2020. The 2020 Master National will be held on September 24-October 4, in St. … Continue reading

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AKC Issues Retriever Hunting Test Suggested Best Practices

As Clubs begin to schedule AKC Hunt Tests again, the American Kennel Club Wednesday issued its suggested Best Practices for the safety of the handlers, club volunteers and exhibitors. Suggested Best Practices for the Well-Being of Dog Sport Participants The … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Master National Retriever Club: COVID-19 Status Update

A message from President Allen Dillard: The Master National Retriever Club is continuously monitoring the status of the COVID-19 event and is committed to keeping you informed of any updates, developments, or changes that will impact the 2020 Master National … Continue reading

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Meet the 2020 Master National Judges

The MNRC wants to thank the dedicated judges who will give up two weeks of their life to become a part of Master National History.  Here’s a look at these impressive hunt test judges. CLICK HERE TO READ THEIR BIOGRAPHIES

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Foundation Selects Sallie Sullivan Handler of Year

Sallie P. Sullivan of Thomasville, Georgia has been selected by the Master National Retriever Club Foundation as the recipient of the 2019 “Bill T. Teague Handler of the Year.” She becomes the first woman to earn this prestigious Handler of … Continue reading

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MNRC Announcement Regarding COVID-19 Situation

The Master National Retriever Club is acutely aware of the circumstances developing due to the cancellation of AKC hunt tests in response to the COVID-19 situation. The MNRC supports all member clubs who have made this difficult decision for the … Continue reading

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2020 Master National Tests Will Use Ducks Only

A notice to our 2020 Master National Retriever Hunt Test participants from MNRC President Allen Dillard: As our event continues to grow, it has reached a size that has forced the Master National Retriever Club Board of Directors to consider … Continue reading

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AKC Entry Notice Urgent Action Required

The AKC has requested that Entry Express comply with the AKC Rules/Regulations when accepting entries as agent for clubs hosting AKC events. Chapter 1, Section 16 of the Regulations & Guidelines for AKC Hunting Tests for Retrievers, and Chapter 8, … Continue reading

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