Alberta Clipper Hunting Retriever Association

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What Do We Do?

The Alberta Clipper Hunting Retriever Association is an Edmonton area based club with members from all over Alberta and club land near Wabamun.

ACHRA is dedicated to the betterment of hunting retrievers through training, education, breeding and the testing of that training at hunt test events.

ACHRA is an affiliate member of the Canadian Kennel Club and the North American Hunting Retriever Association. Currently ACHRA is sanction to offer licensed Hunt Tests and Working Certificate Tests.

Hunt Tests - Hunting retriever clubs throughout North America provide a venue for trainers and handlers to assess dogs trained and inherent abilities. A finished retriever is required to perform numerous tasks while afield. Hunt tests are designed to simulate as closely as possible situations a hunter might encounter in a typical days hunt.

Training - Finished retrievers are developed over a period of time using a combination of yard drills interspersed with appropriate field training. Developing the relationship between handler and dog is a must if the partnership is to succeed. Training and handling classes occur both formally and informally and offer members the opportunity to acquire the skills to develop the teamwork required to produce a finished retriever.   

If you are interested in becoming a ACHRA member please contact Nikki at  780-239-9255, [email protected]

ACHRA has some exciting news!! 

Bill Hillmann Seminar

We will be hosting a Bill Hillmann seminar on 
June 15-17, 2018. 

Registration is open!!

ACHRA is hosting the 

2019 Canadian National Master! 

Planning has begun and we are very excited for the opportunity to host such a prestigious event.

For more information check out the Canadian National Master Website

Winter & Spring Training Classes

ACHRA is holding an indoor 8 week training class beginning January 14, 2018 and running until March 4, 2018. 

We plan to hold outdoor training classes in the spring. 

Check out the Training Classes page for more information.

Here is a map to our training grounds. 

Travel West from Edmonton on Highway 16, (Yellowhead Hwy). Exit North off Hwy 16, at the Wabamun town exit (also signed for Whitewoods Golf). Head North 3kms on Range Road 41 to Twp. Rd. 534. Head West on Twp. Rd. 534 for 3.3 kms.  Turn left onto the gravel road, our property is a small drive up the road, has a green gate at the entrance, on the right hand side. 

**if you reach Whitewoods you have gone about half a kilometer too far**

Range Rd 43 & Twp. Rd 534 Wabamun, alberta
Arctic Chiller Ltd.

Sidney retrieved some #customlabelwater at the Alberta Clipper Hunting Retriever Association... good dog. And that face? So sweet!

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ACHRA is proudly supported by partnerships with Cabela's Canada, South Edmonton Store