The Master National Retriever Foundation announces a new Humanitarian Sportsman Recognition award for individuals or groups within the Retriever Hunting Test (RHT) Sport that participate in the Master National Retriever Hunting Test program and provide humanitarian services to either those in the sport or outside the sport.
The US Food and Drug Administration is investigating the link between certain pet foods, many labeled as "grain-free," and canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers, breeds not disposed to DCM, began being reported with DCM. All reported cases had consistently eaten grain alternatives in their diets The AKC article is at https://tinyurl.com/yy764myg. The AKC article lists the dog foods with reported DCM cases and the number of reported cases. The article has links to FDA studies.
Dr. Josh Stern at [...]
AKC Performance Events has updated the regulations "Allowing Consecutive Judging Assignments."
See the AKC Announcement at
The MRC Board has made a $1,000.00 donation to the North Valley Animal Disaster Response Group. They are the "boots on the ground" all volunteer organization coordinating the care, feeding and housing of the literally hundreds of animals in the aftermath of the Paradise fire.
They have a website www.nvadg.org if you want to read more about this dedicated group of volunteers. They are being assisted by the National Guard and have their hands full! The MRC Board of Directors felt this was the right thing to do and urgent that we do it when we did. Please if you have [...]
Dennis Danielson and his good dog, Old Man's High Flying Goose MH just returned from the Master National last week in Roseburg Oregon with a Pewter plate and Ribbon in hand! Dennis and Goose were the only pair from MRC to come home with the pass- our sincerest CONGRATULATIONS to them both for passing this awesome test!
Not that many years ago, the Club Secretaries job for putting on a Hunt Test was incredibly difficult. All the entries were received via what is now called “snail mail” mail. Oftentimes special deliveries were overnighted and came pouring in hours before the deadline approached. The envelopes were put in a grocery bag and shaken up. Usually several members gathered together for the “drawing” of the names and thus created the running order. (inevitably some would show up the next day and calls had to be made to very unhappy folks that didn’t get their entry in in time). Development [...]
Congrats to Deb Tandoc whose Presto took second and Bravo took Reserve Jam in the Qualifying Stake against a strong field of pros.
Congrats to Laura Judd and Shooter
They represented MRC is great form by qualifying at the 2018 Master Amateur National in Sedalia, Missouri.
Qualifying required passing 6 series over the 1 week event.
There are 3 words on this trophy. They are Teamwork, Perseverance and Achievement. How does Nick The Dog and his handler meet these criteria? His formal name is Grand Champion MACH JK Blackngolds Nick of Time SH RN MXS MJB WC VCX ADHF.
Teamwork. Teamwork began with Nick’s show career when he was about 18months old. In limited showing he finished his Breed Champion (CH) the day after his 2nd birthday. The next five years were spent training and competing in agility, which didn’t come as easy. Forced time off due to injuries to both himself and his handler, delayed things [...]
News Flash from Laura Judd
March 17-18th, 2018 Carson came back to Corning to win the qualifying at the Northern Calif. Retriever Trial Clubs test! WAY TO GO CARSON!!!!
Oh and John was with him. Congrats to you also John.