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The Ohio River HRC chapter was established to ensure that anyone who has an interest in hunting and the hunting retriever will have a place to train and engage with others who possess the same interest. No matter what age, level of experience or type of hunting breed, all are welcome. In this, they will have the ability to share and learn from other members, thus ensuring the natural hunting abilities of their hunting companion(s) are accomplished…

The Ohio River HRC is a family-oriented organization, focused on realistic hunting scenarios and we strive to help with continued education to ensure all owners, handlers, and breeders can conduct themselves with confidence to help promote the well-being of their hunting retriever.

Membership

Conceived by Hunters for Hunters” is both the philosophy and reality of the Hunting Retriever Club, Inc. (“HRC”). A Non-Profit, totally volunteer organization with the exception of an Administrative Secretary, HRC is democratically governed by a Board of Directors and an elected Executive Committee. Formed in 1984, the HRC boasts an active membership of 8,500+ with 132 Clubs in 36 States and 2 Provinces.

Membership in HRC is open to all persons regardless of age, race, religion, creed or national origin. The HRC is a family-oriented organization offering outdoor fun and fellowship to its participants. Participation by women and children is strongly encouraged and a wholesome atmosphere is maintained at all times. While most HRC members own retrieving breeds, participation in events is open to other versatile hunting dog breeds that can do the work.

HRC is affiliated with the United Kennel Club, Inc., Kalamazoo, MI, who carries the registry for the HRC. The UKC offers 5 coveted titles to the HRC program: Started Hunting Retriever (SHR); Hunting Retriever (HR); Hunting Retriever Champion (HRCH); Grand Hunting Retriever Champion (GRHRCH); and Upland Hunter (UH). In keeping with the philosophy of HRC, titles earned are awarded as a prefix to the dogs’ name on its pedigree as opposed to a suffix to the name. The United Kennel Club, Inc., established in 1898, is the second-largest all-breed dog registry in the United States, registers over 250,000 dogs each year and licenses 10,000 challenging, fun, relaxed, family-oriented events annually.


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