The National Retriever Club of Canada strongly encourages the Field Trial community to
support our valued sponsors. Our extra effort is especially important when
circumstances change, and businesses encounter unexpected challenges.

Case in point, at the present time, is the recently announced regulation changes by the
U.S. CDC to their dog importation rules. While these rules may have some affect on
some of you as competitors, the major impact will be on the Canadian Breeders such as
our sponsor Club Mead Labradors, and their ability to export puppies to their U.S. customers. While
the CDC decision may not be swayed by a few Field Trial enthusiasts we can have an
impact at the local level. Make people aware of the situation being encountered and
wherever possible encourage them to Buy Local, Buy Canadian.

We recognize that there has been some movement and change to the regulations as
originally announced. On June 5 th some points were relaxed, which gives us hope that
further changes will be agreed to, albeit it may take some time. We support the efforts of
both CKC and CFIA to bring about further modifications.

On behalf of the NRCC Executive,

Doug Shepherd,