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