The Rainier Hunting Retriever Club (RHRC) was founded in 1984 by Julie Kirk and several other folks interested in both field and bench dog activities. Its first organized event was held at Pepper's Retriever Grounds on September 9, 1984 in conjunction with Puget Sound's WC and WCX This event consisted of 3 NAHRA (North American Hunting Retriever Association) test exercises. The first licensed AKC event was held at Cherry Valley in 1987. Today RHRC holds several retriever events throughout the year. year.
Objects of the Rainier Hunting Retriever Club:
a) To encocurage and promote quality in all Gundog Breeds and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection.
b) To do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breeds by encouraging sportsmanlike competition at Hunting Retriever Tests.
c) To conduct licensed Hunting Retriever tests under the rules and regulations of the American Kennel Club, the North American Hunting Retriever Association, or any other Associations or Clubs that may sponsor these tests.
2019 RHRC Officers and Board Members