The Fairbanks Retriever Club is the oldest established retriever club in Alaska. Originally known as the Alaska Field Trial Association, it has been active in the Interior of the state since the early 1950s. In 1960 it was formed under its current name of Fairbanks Retriever Club. Through the years and despite changes in members and leadership, the club remains dedicated to all the retriever breeds and helping their owners improve their knowledge and skills in training, testing, trialing and hunting their dogs.
During the course of the year, we hold training classes, outdoor field sessions, picnic test/trial and AKC hunt tests and field trials. We welcome all retriever owners, from the beginner puppy owner all the way to the seasoned trainer!
Season Kickoff Picnic Test/Trial
Sponsored by the Fairbanks Retriever Club
When: Sunday, May 21, 2017
Where: Chena Lakes Flood Control Project, North Pole, AK
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (finish time could be earlier), registration starts 8:30 am
This picnic test/trial is a great way to test your dog's abilities in a non-competitive environment. If you've ever thought of running in a hunt test or field trial, this is for you. If you've been a part of the winter training classes, this is a great way to measure your progress as a team - handler and dog.
We will have different scenarios for each skill level - from a dog just starting to retrieve to a more trained dog - land and water hunt test set ups and field trial options. Ducks will be used in all tests.
We will hold a tailgate picnic immediately following the events. We will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, sodas and utensils, just bring a dish to share! We hope you'll come enjoy a day of great company with other retriever enthusiasts.
You can register the day of the event or in advance by completing the picnic test/trial form and emailing it to Debbie Ganley, Treasurer. Registration is $25. Early registration helps with planning.
FRC Treasurer, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2016–2017 FRC Officers and Board of Directors
Thank you to all who attended the Fairbanks Retriever Club's annual meeting & fall potluck! We are happy to announce out new slate of officers and board members. Click here to see the complete listing.
Plans are underway for 2017, some dates set, and a full report and recap of this year forthcoming. See the Calendar of Events for specifics.
If you haven't already paid your dues for the 2017 year, you can do that online by clicking here. The membership year runs October 1, 2016 thru September 30, 2017.