Flat River Retriever Club
The Flat River Retriever Club of Michigan was founded and became incorporated in 1964 by a group of individuals who shared an interest in training and competing with retrievers in field trials. Initially, the group met in the Greenville area in the vicinity of the Flat River. Over the years, the club has moved from the Belding state game area to various other state game areas and private lands in the mid-Michigan region. The club currently uses private grounds around Fenwick, Michigan as its trial grounds. Today, the FRRC is composed of members who compete in AKC field trials, AKC hunt tests and UKC hunt tests. Many of the members and their dogs are avid waterfowl and upland hunters. The club also provides opportunities for individuals interested in learning about retriever training.
The Flat River Retriever Club welcomes all individuals who are interested in the improvement, training, and field competition of working retriever dogs. Members receive a quarterly newsletter describing upcoming club events. Membership dues are collected yearly. Family memberships as well as single individual memberships are available.
Membership forms are available by sending your request to:
Dr. Doreen Comrie, Secretary FRRC, c/o Rogue Valley Veterinary Hospital, 4210 14 Mile Rd, Rockford, MI 49341.
The FRRC offers two licensed AKC field trials a year; comprised of Derby, Qualifying, Open All-age, and Amateur All-age events. The trials are judged according to the rules and guidelines established by the American Kennel Club. Club members volunteer their time and expertise to provide the manpower required to run the field events. The FRRC holds a summer and winter board meeting each year. Officers and board members are elected at the summer meeting. The club holds a club picnic with a group training session or other fun, outdoor related activity for all club members following the summer board meeting.