About Us


”Conceived By Hunters For Hunters” is both the philosophy and the reality of HRC - The Hunting Retriever Club, Inc. The HRC is the largest nationwide Hunting Retriever organization devoted to perpetuating the hunting instincts in the retriever breeds.

The Dakota Hunting Retriever Club (DHRC), was formed in 2002 by retriever owners who were interested in training their dogs for actual hunting situations. We are a family oriented organization interested in helping each other train our hunting companions. UKC sponsors more hunting dog events than any other organization. UKC gave us the freedom to create the running rules and to run the events the way we know they should be. The United Kennel Club was created in 1898 as a working dog registry.

If you can't wait for hunting season to roll around, or want to learn more about training and have the opportunity to compete in events for a Hunting Retriever Championship title, then this is the club for you!

MOTTO: We are a group of people who are interested in training our own dogs and in helping others be SUCCESSFUL in training theirs. We will have a better dog when opening day arrives!!!

DHRC Is Family Orientated

 We encourage all family members to participate in events and even encourage youngsters to take a shot at handling. We also don't mind family members or youngsters attending the meetings. Everyone has dogs at different levels, and the club treats every member with respect.