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Each year our club holds three different levels of retriever trials which are sponsored by the Canadian Kennel Club. Competitors come from all over Ontario and the U.S. to compete in our trials.

New comers enjoy the Working Certificate tests of which we hold four each year.

At Christie's we hold a Hunt Test on Father's Day weekend and a Field Trial in July [see below for dates].

Through the winter months from November to April (on the first Sunday of the month) we hold training trials (called picnic trials).

If you have attended the Sportsman's show in Toronto and watched the Retriever trials, you probably would have seen many of our members compete for the Gold Whistle.

Spectators are always welcome at our events.

There are three levels of CKC retriever trials.

  • Working Certificate (WC, WCI and WCX) tests take place annually, running every other Thursday beginning with the last Thursday of May. [PDF]
  • The Hunt Test is held annually on Father's Day weekend in June
    • Hunt Test 2013 Premium List [PDF]

  • The 2013 Field Trial will be held July 5 & 6, 2013.
    • Field Trial Premium List [PDF]
  • For current premium lists, please go to the National Retriever Club of Canada's website and check the Hunt Test schedule . For updated information, find us on Facebook or check the Canadian Hunting Dogs forum

During the off-season (November through to April), clubs hold training days on Sundays. The unofficial pattern in this area is usually:

  • 1st Sunday of the month : Mountain Valley Retriever Training Club in the Hamilton area
  • 2nd Sunday of the month : York Retriever Field Trial Club in the Bolton area
  • 3rd Sunday of the month : Luther Marsh Hunting Retriever Club in the Cambridge area
  • 4th Sunday of the month : Horseshoe Hunting Retriever Club in the Cambridge area

For more information, please go to the forum on and watch for info being posted about training days or picnic trials.

Sanctioned Canadian Events:

For further information about sanctioned Canadian events, see Dogs in Canada supplement; to subscribe email Dogs in Canada, or write/phone:

Shows & Trials Secretary
The Canadian Kennel Club
100-89 Skyway Ave.
Etobicoke, ON M9W 6R4
Tel 416-675-5511.

For more information about upcoming tests and trials, including links to ONLINE's web-site and a full NAHRA schedule, see Working Retriever Central.


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