CODE OF CONDUCT

The North American Hunting Retriever Association’s clubs and members, The Field Test Committee of a NAHRA Approved or Licensed Hunting Retriever Field Test, NAHRA Judges, and all participants in such events, must without any reservation whatsoever follow and abide by all rules, procedures and regulations of the North American Hunting Retriever Association, Inc., and in addition will not condone, tolerate, or allow on the Field Test Grounds or otherwise participate therein:

1. Any unruly, and/or unsportsmanlike behavior or conduct, or foul or offensive language.

2. The possession of an open container of alcoholic beverages, or the drinking of alcoholic beverages or the use or possession of substances, without valid prescription, which are controlled or regulated by federal, state, or local statutes or regulations during the conduct of a Field Test.

3. Any unsafe or careless conduct that could endanger other persons or their property.

4. Any activity, which is not in the best interest of, or discredits, the North American Hunting Retriever Association, Inc., or its Licensed or Approved Field Tests.

5. Any illegal activity prohibited by any federal, state, or local statue, ordinance or regulation.

Any person found to be in violation of the foregoing must immediately be removed from the venue.

The private property rights of private landowners or the regulations governing public land use do not trump, and may not modify, delete, or replace the General Procedures, Regulations and Field Procedures for Approved and Licensed NAHRA Hunting Retriever Field Tests. This policy applies to all aspects of the General Procedures, Regulations and Field Procedures for Approved and Licensed NAHRA Hunting Retriever Field Tests, but is especially true for, but not limited to: eligible dogs and handlers, entry procedures, training on the test grounds, alcohol consumption on test grounds, and Field Test Committee operation.

The Field Test Committee for an Approved or Licensed Field Test has the authority to decide by its majority vote any matter that may arise during the planning or running of the test. All such decisions may be reviewed by NAHRA and cancelled or amended.  The Field Test Secretary must submit to NAHRA a complete report of any action taken by either the Field Test Committee or the Judges.  Any club, organization, or individual hosting a NAHRA Approved or Licensed Hunting Retriever Field Test and found to be in violation of the foregoing may be subject to disciplinary measures from NAHRA.

In addition, hosting clubs may by vote of their officers preclude from participation persons whose conduct has been demonstrated to be in violation of the above.

Misconduct by entered dogs to include excessive aggression or fighting will be reported by the Field Test Committee to the NAHRA office for resolution. See current NAHRA policy for specific information.