The Ohio Hunting Retriever Club (OHRC) is affiliated with the Hunting Retriever Club (HRC) and the United Kennel Club (UKC). The UKC, located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is the parent club of the HRC, a national organization, that was "Conceived by Hunters for Hunters".

The Ohio HRC was formed in June of 2001 by four area retriever enthusiasts (Denny Reinhart, Stan Wright, Kevin Fitzgerald & Ruth Fitzgerald) for the purpose of...

Promoting and encouraging the training and use of hunting retrievers as conservation tools for the sound management of our natural resources.
Promoting and encouraging responsible breeding and the hereditary soundness of purebred hunting retrievers.
Conducting HRC licensed Hunt Tests to test the natural abilities of hunting retrievers through simulated hunting situations.
Promoting and encouraging family participation in retriever training and hunting.

The Ohio HRC is open to a variety of hunting breeds. Training is a key part of our club.

Retrievers: Labrador, Golden, Flat Coated, Curly Coated and Chesapeake Bay
Pointers: English, German Longhaired, Shorthaired and Wirehaired
Setters: English, Gordon and Irish
Spaniels: Cocker, English Springer and Brittany
Terriers: Airedale
Also: Weimaraners, Vizlas and Standard Poodles

Training is a key part of our club. Come out and enjoy a day of training.  As always...non-members are welcome !!!

Hunt Tests are non-competitive (your dog is judged against a standard not other dogs) events are licensed by the United Kennel Club and hosted by and approved by our U.K.C./HRC national club. The two main types of hunt tests are Regular and Upland. Please check our Events page for an listing of Licensed Hunt Tests in our area.

From the President...

Do you enjoy time with your dog? Looking for something that your whole family can enjoy? Are you looking to expand on your knowledge of running dogs in competition? If you like what you've seen so far, if you believe that a well trained dog is one of the best conservation tools a hunter can have, if you live in northwest Ohio, southern Michigan or northeast Indiana, then the Ohio Hunting Retriever Club is the club for you !!

As a club we try to stay as active as possible, training is the best part of our club. Be sure to check out our training page for locations and dates. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please feel free to contact any of our officers for further information.

Thank you for your interest in the Ohio Hunting Retriever Club.

Greg Emlinger,

Ohio Hunting Retriever Club, Inc.