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!