and participate in Licensed NAHRA Hunting Retriever Field Tests. Other purebred breeds andother breed registries may also be approved by the NAHRA Board of Directors.
Baron, You are correct. Dogs can participate in NAHRA events without being registered the link below will take you to the NAHRA Rule Book. I Have posted the Eligibility section found on the bottom of page 6 and top of page 7. It is important to note that the dogs don't recieve a Title but they do recieve a certifiacte of accomplishment stating that they have performed the work for each given title category. The bottom line is if you have a dog that you want to train to participate than by all means do so. The main objective for most in our club is to have a good time and enjoy the time in the field will our dogs. I hear people say "I don't care about getting Titles I just want a good hunting dog" To that I say If you want a dog that is ready to hunt come opening day there is no better way to have them ready than to train and run events. It allows you and the dog to become a team and you won't spend the first few trips out training the dog and being frustrated with the dog. We welcome anyone who is interested to participate.
D. ELIGIBILITYAll purebred Labrador Retrievers, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, Curly-CoatedRetrievers, Flat-Coated Retrievers, Irish Water Spaniels, Boykin Spaniels, American WaterSpaniels, English Springer Spaniels, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, Barbet, and Poodlesregistered with the American Kennel Club, Canadian Kennel Club, United Kennel Club, BoykinSpaniel Society, American Field Dog Stud Book or America’s Pet Registry are eligible to enter
are eligible to participate in the Regional Field Tests.
A dog who is unregistered or registered with an unapproved registry or is from an ineligiblebreed may participate in Approved or Licensed NAHRA Hunting Retriever Field Tests if it hasbeen issued a Field Test Number (FTN) by the NAHRA Board of Directors. The Field TestNumber must be shown on each entry form. A Field Test Number may be issued by the NAHRABoard of Directors upon receipt of the designated form accompanied by such supportinginformation and fees as the Board may require (currently $5.00). Dogs holding Field TestNumbers are not eligible for the titles Grand Master Hunting Retriever Champion (GMHRCH),Grand Master Hunting Retriever (GMHR), Master Hunting Retriever (MHR), Working Retriever(WR), Hunting Retriever (HR), and Started Hunting Retriever (SR). Dogs holding Field TestNumbers are eligible for the Brass Band program for Started, Hunter and Intermediate dogs and