Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) Retriever Events


The National Retriever Club of Canada (NRCC) is a Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) recognized club comprised of CKC recognized retriever clubs across Canada.

The CKC plays a central role in administrating, supporting and promoting dog sports. As the largest governing body for dog shows and trials in Canada, the CKC qualify judges and sanction the rules and regulations for events right across the country.  CKC governed events offer a wonderful opportunity for dogs and their owners to showcase their incredible skills, training and abilities.

Retrievers may compete in retriever field trials, while retrievers, Irish Water Spaniels, Barbets and Standard Poodles may enter hunt and working certificate tests. Dogs are tested both on their ability to mark the location of downed birds and on their retrieving skill, over land or in the water. At the higher levels, dogs are required to carry out very sophisticated retrieving tests, including marking multiple birds and finding unmarked birds (blind retrieves).