Kansas City Retriever Club
Upcoming Events - Check dates and locations
KCRC Sanctioned Trials typically are held 2 times during the year. All are held at James A. Reed Wildlife Area, Lee's Summit, MO, unless otherwise noted. AT THIS TIME, THESE ARE NOT BEING HELD. WHEN WE ARE HOLDING TRAINING DAYS, SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS. AT THIS TIME, THE TRAINING DAYS ARE FREE WITH A 3 DOG LIMIT PER HANDLER.
Sign up times for each day begins at 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the James A. Reed Wildlife Area headquarters building. Events are scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m, except where noted. Puppy stakes sign up is Noon.
Saturday Stakes - Junior Puppy (up to 6 months of age) - $5.00
Senior Puppy (up to 12 months of age) - $5.00
Derby (under 2 years of age) - $7.00
Sunday Stakes - Open - $12.00
Qualifying - $10.00
Note: The following fees are for non-members of $10.00 for puppies; $12.00 for Derby and Novice; $15.00 for Open and Qualifying. This is NOT added to the fees for the members.
KCRC Sanctioned Trial Rules
Females in season are not allowed to run the Sanctioned "Fun Trials"
Qualifying - The Qualifying stake will generally follow the same rules as those for licensed field trials. However, a dog may not compete if it has won the Qualifying twice at club-sponsored sanctioned trials, or if the dog has placed or jammed in any licensed Open or Amateur stake. If you are needing those rules, click on this link to the AKC. Chapter 14 is a good place to look.
Derby - For dogs under 2 years of age. The Derby stake will follow the same rules as those for licensed field trials. If you are needing those rules, click on this link to the AKC. Chapter 14 is a good place to look.
Novice - The dog does not have to be steady and may be held on the line without penalty. The handler may give non-threatening encouragement to the dog, but must stay behind the line. A controlled break is not penalized. The dog should not be sent until released by the judge. The dog must bring the bird back to the line, but is not required to deliver to hand. A dog is not eligible to compete if it has won the Novice stake twice at club-sponsored sanctioned trials, placed or jammed in any licensed Qualifying or higher stake, or received a qualifying score in any licensed Senior or Master Hunt Test.
Junior & Senior Puppy - Puppies may compete in the Junior stake up to the age of six months. The Senior stake is for puppies from six months up to one year of age. Both stakes are limited to single retrieves. The puppies are not judged on steadiness, or any other such qualities resulting solely from training. Only those inherent qualities such as style, interest, willingness, nose and perseverance, which represent true natural ability, shall be considered when judging the puppy stake. The puppy should not be sent until the bird hits the ground. The puppy may be held on line and must deliver to the line, but is not required to deliver to hand. The handler may give non-threatening encouragement to the puppy, but should remain behind the line.
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