SPECIAL AWARDS FOR FIELD ACHIEVEMENT

Special award certificates will be awarded each year at the FCRSA National Specialty awards banquet to members’ dogs in the categories below. (Certificates will be presented only once, regardless of whether the dog repeats the achievement. This is consistent with FCRSA annual awards in other areas.)

AKC Retriever Field Trial (contact Mary Jo Gallagher, field trial statistician, to ensure accuracy of the records – mjgbelaire@gmail.com)

  • Any All-Age placement
  • Qualifying 1st place
  • Qualifying 2nd place
  • Derby List
  • All-Breed Derby 1st place

AKC Retriever Hunt Test (contact Mary Smith, MNRC/MARC club delegate, by the end of the year in which the award was earned – anrkyuk@bellsouth.net)

  • Master National Finisher—qualifying score at the event
  • Master Amateur Retriever Club Finisher—qualifying score at the event
  • MH 12+ – for dogs that have qualified in at least 12 AKC Retriever Master Hunter tests and are eligible for the AKC MH12 title.  To verify eligibility, submit the following application, which is due by December 31 of the year in which the 12th MH (or higher) pass was obtained. There is an exception for the 2024 specialty; the deadline will be extended to January 31, 2024 for awards to be presented at the 2024 National Specialty in Ocala, FL.

FCRSA Special Award Application for MH12

How your dog qualifies: This award is bestowed on Flat-Coated Retrievers who have qualified in at least 12 AKC Retriever Master Hunter tests and are eligible for or have earned the AKC MH12 title (applying for and receiving MH12 designation by AKC is not required). This is a cumulative award, meaning not all test passes must to be earned in the application year; however, dogs MUST earn at least one MH pass in the current/application year.

How you apply: Complete this application form and submit it to Mary Smith by December 31 of the qualifying year. Dogs qualify for the award in the year prior to receiving the award (e.g., dog earns MH pass in October; owner applies by December 31 of the same year and receives the award at the Specialty in the following year). Complete the application form and email it to Mary Smith at the address below. You can email or call if you have questions:

Mary Smith

anrkyuk@bellsouth.net

312.696.5444

Application Form in .doc format