Members

Welcome Members!

 Please find important resources below.

2024 BLIND CHALLENGE

This year's MiHRC Blind Challenge will be July 27-28 hosted by "As You Wish Retrievers" in Harrisville, MI.  The Retriever Challenge is run on 150 acres of wooded land with multiple bodies of water. There are ~40 blinds to challenge you and your dog on varies concepts: over points, past points, shore-line blinds, channel blinds, and angle entry blinds. Over the course of the two days, you will run 20-25 challenging land and water blinds testing your dog on advanced concepts. The Retriever Challenge is for the handler as much as it is for the dog. Over the course of two days, as a handler you will learn how to read your dog, anticipate changes in direction, and practice a quicker sit whistle.  Cost is $150 for the weekend for the first dog, and $100 for each additional dog.

SRS STYLE FUN HUNT

Michigan HRC presents SRS STYLE FUN HUNT!  This event will be held June 22 & 23 starting at 8:00am on the MiHRC grounds in Howell.  It's open to all dogs with HRCH, QAA, or MH titles.  2 dogs max per handler and amateur handlers only (dogs that have been trained by a professional in the last 12 months are excluded).  Dogs cannot have received points in any SRS sanctioned event.  There will be 3 series (call backs after 2), with ribbons for places 1-4, and the test will be judged along SRS guidelines.  30 dog limit.  Bring your own lunch and come ready to help.  $50 per dog.  Contact Bob Zapalski 734-658-2300 or Jim Thompson 248-863-7283 with questions.  Please use the button below to register and pay, or contact Bob.  Have fun!!

2024 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

Annual dues are $125.  There are 3 ways to renew.

Find Harper Bloom and give her cash.

Send a check made payable to "Michigan Hunting Retriever Club" with a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Harper Bloom

4620 Beard Rd.

Byron MI, 48418

Use the Venmo link below to pay your dues.  Remember to add a note stating who you are and what the payment is for.

GROUNDS PARKING MAP

Use of the grounds is a privledge and we want to keep them as nice as possible.  Please abide by all parking rules.

GROUNDS RULES/REGS

Please read the grounds regulations carefully and abide by all rules.

TRAINING ETIQUETTE

Mind your manners, folks!

Training Resources and Helpful Links

HRC LINKS

Hunt Secretary:  HuntSecretary.com online entry Service 

Entry Express:  Entry Express Event Management Systems 

Hunting Retriever Club, Inc.:  Homepage | Hunting Retriever Club (hrc.dog) 

United Kennel Club:  Home | United Kennel Club (UKC) (ukcdogs.com) 

Official HRC Hunt Test Rules and Regs: hunting-retriever-rulebook-2023.pdf (ukcdogs.com) 

Judges and Handlers Manual:  Seminar Manual For Judges and Handlers (hrc.dog) 


OTHER RETRIEVER EVENTS

"As You Wish Kennels" Retriever Blind Challenge:  Retriever Challenge – As You Wish Retrievers 

Super Retriever Series (SRS):  Super Retriever Series – The best sporting dogs on this planet. 

Master National Retriever Club:  Home - Master National Retriever Club 

American Kennel Club:  Retriever Hunting Tests – American Kennel Club (akc.org) 


RETRIEVER HEALTH RESOURCES

Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA):  The Canine Health Information Center | OFA 

Canine Eye Registration Foundation (CERF):  

Centronuclear Myopathy (CNM):  Labradorcnm - Our loves 

Merck Veterinary Manual:  Merck Veterinary Manual (merckvetmanual.com) 

Hunting/Training in cold weather articles:  Tips for Protecting Your Hunting Dog in Cold Weather | Bass Pro Shops Cold-Weather Retriever Care (ducks.org) Hunting Dogs And Hypothermia | Grand View Outdoors 

Bloating:  What Are Symptoms of Dog Bloat & Treatment Options | Preventive Vet Microsoft Word - Reference_Guide_Bloat.doc (bmdinfo.org) 

Hunting/Training in hot weather articles:  Dogs and Hot Weather - Duck Dog Trainer  Dealing with a Heat-Related Emergency (sportdog.com)  

First Aid:  What to Put in Your Hunting Dog First Aid Kit - Orvis News What Should be in your Gun Dog First Aid Kit - Project Upland First-Aid for Dogs -- Canine First Aid Kits, Ointments, and Sprays. (gundogsupply.com) 


TRAINING RESOURCES

Bill Hillman:  (424) Bill Hillmann - YouTube 

Fowl Dogs:  Fowl Dawgs with Rick Stawski Complete DVD Set. $74.99 (Save $4.97) (gundogsupply.com) 

Total Retriever Training Mike Lardy: Total Retriever Training with Mike Lardy