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Letter From the President
Joe Vander Weide 2013
NRHRC President

Joe Vander Weide 2013
Welcome to the home page for the Navesink Hunting Retriever Club. We are a NJ based club of retriever sports enthusiasts affiliated with the North American Hunting Retriever Association (NAHRA). As a club we offer a family friendly community where people can enjoy their dogs and the outdoor activities they were bred for. The club sponsors numerous events to help you enjoy and grow that special relationship between owner and dog. Through our training sessions we provide exposure for you and your dog to the world of hunting and field testing sports. Whether you’re looking at running AKC, NAHRA, UKC sanctioned events or simply want a better hunting or companion dog our training sessions offer an opportunity to work as a group to help you achieve personal goals and to help overcome roadblocks and frustrations that are ever present in the world of canine sports. While we are not a “professional” dog training organization we do have a wealth of training experience available from those who have gone down that road before. The club also hosts NAHRA affiliated hunt tests over the year which offers a concrete way to measure your training achievements while having a great time doing it. The hunt tests also provide you with opportunities to network and compare notes with retriever people from outside our immediate home base as our tests routinely attract participants from Vermont to Virginia. I would like to invite you to look over our calendar of events and make plans to come out and see what we do in person either at a training day one or at one of our retriever demos or even at one of our hunt tests where you will see some of the finest dog handler teams in action. Feel free to contact one of our club officers for additional information and we hope to see you in the future!

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Saturday, September 20, 2014 at TBA
Navesink Double Everything Fall Test
Colliers Mills. Chaired by the BOD. ALL HANDS NEEDED ON DECK - Event Details
Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.
Training Session Colliers Mills
Training Session Chairpersons are Eva Smith and Linda Sperco - Event Details

Affiliated with the North American Hunting Retriever Association (NAHRA), Navesink River Hunting Retriever Club was founded in 1985 to promote the training of retrievers in New Jersey. Today the club continues this effort by hosting training sessions and licensed hunt tests as well as club Gun Dog tests through out the year. With members from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York, most of our events are held in the central NJ area.

The dogs trained by club members are an assortment of retrievers and include Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, Curly Coated Retrievers, Flat Coat Retrievers, Nova Scotia Duck Tollers, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, and Boykin Spaniels. We welcome people and dogs of all ages and abilities.

The goals of the membership are as diverse as the dogs. Some participate in NAHRA and AKC hunt and field tests at all levels. Others work in the obedience arena while others work to make their retrievers better hunting companions - and some just enjoy the work and companionship of their dog. In fact, many members and their dogs work at many of these goals and more - and in fact - that is what the club is about - supporting the members and their dogs!