North American Hunting Retriever Association (NAHRA) Search
- A non-for-profit organization set up to provide the average hunter a place to show case his/her retriever in a non-competitive environment. The concept is based solely on simulating real hunting situations, both upland and waterfowling. Each test is based upon a hunting scenario. NAHRA's purpose in establishing this concept is to discover and reward dogs that can fulfill the hunter's needs in the field by performing in a manner consistent with the demands of actual hunting conditions. The objective is to recover the bird as quickly and efficiently as possible, to create the least amount of disturbance in the marsh and upland and to give the hunter the maximum amount of time to actually take game. Dogs are placed in four categories based on ability not age: Beginner, Started, Intermediate and Senior. Dogs do not compete against one another for placements, but rather their performances are judged individually against a "standard." Thus, the dog should be scored on its hunting Performance as stated for each category.
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