Welcome to the Lake Country Retriever Club

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Welcome to the Lake Country Retriever Club (LCRC), located near Prior Lake, MN.

LCRC, is an amateur retriever club that was founded in 2001 with the primary goal of supporting the AKC hunt test sport. The club has evolved since it was originally founded and now offers its members a host of different opportunities to increase their knowledge, experience and participation in the training and competition of their retrievers. The goal of our club is to help you and your dog realize the utmost of potential. 

The club is recognized as a sanctioned American Kennel Club (AKC) and United Kennel Club (UKC) / Hunting Retriever Club (HRC) and we host two AKC annual hunt tests, these tests feature a Master, Senior and Junior stakes. The first test is conducted in May and the second in June. The June test also offers an Owner Handler Qualifier, a test that follows Field Trial guidelines. The club will also host a UKC / HRC test in May, which includes three stakes:  Finished, Seasoned, and Started.

In addition to the AKC and HRC Hunt Tests, the club offers its members three Tournament Style Challenge hunts in January, February and March. Our event schedule includes many different training opportunities, including: Mentor Training, Pro Training Nights, Seminars, and open training on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at the MN Horse and Hunt Club. 

Here is a list of many of our club offerings: 

  • Training at the MN Horse and Hunt 160 grounds April - August:
    • Tuesday & Thursday 12:00 PM to Dusk 
    • Saturday 8:00 AM to Dusk
  • Training Groups
  • Pro Training Nights
  • Offsite Training Field Trips
  • Free Access to Extensive Video Training Library
  • Challenge Hunts (January, February, and March)
  • Fun Tests - Simulated AKC Hunt Test
  • Hunt Tests (AKC and HRC Format)
  • Training Seminars
  • Monthly Member Meeting
  • Guest Speakers
  • Celebration Dinner
  • Appreciation Shoot and Potluck 
  • Sporting Clay League

One of the main reasons many of us join a retriever club is to spend time with our dogs with a goal of building the best retriever we can, whether it be for hunting or to pursue the performance level events. After you are a member for a few years, you’ll find one of the big reasons you continue with LCRC is the comradery and friendships developed through the club. 

The LCRC board is constantly looking for new opportunities for its members and new ways to support the canine community as a whole. 

You may complete a membership application online here at our website and use PayPal or a credit card to make a secure payment. The application enrollment can be completed by visiting the online Store Tab here on the website, or you may Download the LCRC Membership Application Form for printing. You are also welcome to bring your application and payment to any LCRC meeting. If you would rather mail a check, you can choose the pay with check option during check out and an address will be provided for mailing.. 

If you have not done so already, Join today. We are confident that you will be glad you did.

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