2014 NAHRA Invitational
October 19, 2013
2014 NAHRA Calendars Available!!!
The NAHRA BOD is proud to announce the availability of the 2014 NAHRA Calendar. Attached is a PDF for your review. This Calendar features full color photos of the “Faces of NAHRA”. It is a celebration of the NAHRA dogs and the NAHRA way of life. It includes a discussion of why NAHRA dogs are as effective so conservation tools. Also included is Regional Map and contact information for each Club.
The attached draft is lower resolution PDF provided as a review sample. Please advise any errors or omissions. The calendars will be print the week of October 28 and shipped the week of November 11.
Calendars are available for $12 each (1 to 9 copies) or $10 each for orders of 10 or more copies. Clubs are encouraged to purchase multiple copies of the Calendar to distribute to club supporters, landowners, and especially for potential new NAHRA Members. A space has been reserved on the back cover to allow clubs to add a sticker that details specific club contact or event information.
Please submit orders and Payment to NAHRA, Rosemary Haynes
PO Box 5159, Fredericksburg VA 22403.
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The 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."