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NAHRA - North American Hunting Retriever Association

North American Hunting Retriever Association (NAHRA) Announces Kinetic Performance Dog Food as Platinum Sponsors


NAHRA is pleased to announce a new partnership with Kinetic as Platinum Sponsors and NAHRA’s Official Dog Food.  This association is a multi-year partnership that values the performance of hunting retrievers as the athletes they are expected to be while working in the field.  This level of support from Kinetic demonstrates their ongoing support and commitment to developing trained retrievers as conservation tools.


"We’re a program that produces a quality product in the form of the finest working retrievers in North America.  Performance nutrition is an essential part of our program," said Frank Plewa, NAHRA President, "We partner with companies that we believe can help support our mission and grow our program and we believe the people at Kinetic™ are committed to us for the long term."


Kinetic™ performance dog food products feature a full line of premium performance foods specifically developed to meet the dietary requirements of highly active working, sporting and competition dogs. Made without corn, wheat or soy, each of the four Kinetic™ formulas are created to meet the elevated requirements of extremely active dogs for energy, endurance, recovery and digestive health. In addition, all products in the Kinetic™ line are made with a common ingredient profile to enable stress-free transitions from one formula to another during periods requiring higher or lower caloric intake.


“Although the Kinetic brand is pretty new, we’ve been in the sporting dog business for years and we’re in it for the long haul. In the hunting retriever world, no organization represents long term commitment the way NAHRA does. We have relationships with the NAHRA organization and its members at the local, regional and national levels that go back years and we’ve seen what kind of people associate themselves with NAHRA. The quality of the hunting and household companions they produce is second only to the quality of the people within the organization. We're excited about the relationship and proud to be associated with such high quality people who share our values and commitment to dogs and the sporting community.” - John Howard, Managing Principal, Kinetic Dog Food


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From our President

To Our Guests:

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the membership of the North American Hunting Retriever Association, Inc., I would like to welcome you to our website and our program.

We hope you will enjoy what you see here and maybe interest you in visiting with one of our many clubs located across the United States and Canada.

To learn a bit more about our program, our past, our people and dogs, please tour our site. Download a printable tri-fold brochure, it also contains a membership form and additional information.

Thank you for visiting and please enjoy our site.

Frank Plewa
NAHRA President


 Mission of North American Hunting Retriever Association 

"Conservation of game through the development of trained retrievers"

NAHRA’s purpose 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 NAHRA concept is based solely on simulating real hunting situations, both upland hunting and waterfowling. Tests are designed to simulate a day's hunt in the field. The purpose is not to confront the dog with trick problems, but rather to test the dog's natural ability and acquired training. Under the NAHRA concept, the objective is to recover the bird as quickly and efficiently as possible, to create the least amount of disturbance in the marsh and field and to give the hunter the maximum amount of time to actually take game.

Dogs are placed in five categories based on ability not age: Beginner, Started, Hunter, Intermediate, and Senior. Dogs do not compete against one another for placements, but rather their performances are judged individually against a "standard."